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Over 1,300 people wrongly told they have Covid after testing blunder


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ore than 1,300 people were wrongly told they had coronavirus due to a lab error with NHS Test and Trace.

It said there was an issue with a batch of testing chemicals which meant their results were void. 

A DHSC spokesman said: “Swift action is being taken to notify those affected and they are being asked to take another test, and to continue to self-isolate if they have symptoms.

“This laboratory error was an isolated incident and is being fully investigated to ensure this does not happen again.”

The DHSC did not comment on whether the error affected regional figures of infection rates.



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