An error in the automated system the University of Alabama uses to share COVID-19 test results caused over 7,500 people to receive erroneous information.

An email with negative results was sent to over 7,500 individuals between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, January 18th, including those who had tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and those who had not recently been tested for the virus.

A screenshot of an email explaining the error was shared to the West Alabama COVID-19 Information Group on Facebook.


The UA COVID-19 Program says those with questions about their test results can contact (205) 348-CV19 for additional information.

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