Thousands of Mecklenburg County residents can breathe a sigh of relief after receiving a text saying they tested positive for COVID-19.
Mecklenburg County Health officials now say the text was mistakenly sent from their system due to a “technical glitch”.
UPDATE: These texts were sent to due to a technical glitch in the software system that has been addressed by the software provider. No personal information was shared or compromised.
— Mecklenburg County (@MeckCounty) September 11, 2020
According to health officials, the text was sent out to at least 6,700 Mecklenburg County residents and at least 500 people via email, but they did not tell us how many of those who received the text may currently have the virus or might have had the virus sometime in the past.
This morning the county sent out an update to with the current case count of COVID-19 in our county, showing a continued downward trend in the number of cases.
New COVID-19 data thru 9/13 » https://t.co/6OiX2XD4pa
An average of 5.8% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last 14 days. Hospitalizations are also decreasing. pic.twitter.com/EHe8oal1nm
— Mecklenburg County (@MeckCounty) September 15, 2020