Mecklenburg County Admits To Mistakenly Telling Thousands of Residents They Have COVID-19


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”.

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.