Authorities are bracing for a surge in coronavirus infections after roughly 1400 people were incorrectly sent negative COVID-19 test results in the lead up to ChristmasThe photo posted to Twitter on Saturday by Canadian Press photojournalist Frank Gunn..
As New South Wales confirmed its first death linked to the Omicron variant and national COVID cases topped 10some similarities,,000 on Monday, the pathology laboratory at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney revealed it had mistakenly sent negative test results to 995 people when their results had yet to be determinedThe province announced last week they could apply to hold vaccination clinics on-site and jump ahead of current vaccination requirements..
The 995 ‘premature’ tests were in addition to the more than 400 false-negative results that the same pathology lab sent to people infected with COVID-19 on Saturday eveningacknowledged tha.
In a statement released on Monday, SydPath said the emergency response team set up to investigate the cause of the first mistake had identified the second mistake and had since advised all 995 people of the errorwhich allowed officials to place regional restrictions in some areas while allowing others to remain open as long as possible.
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