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'Unexpected outage' could delay COVID-19 test results: Public Health Ontario

Last Updated Sep 23, 2020 at 6:47 pm EDT

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting COVID-19 is a man-made virus intentionally manufactured in a lab and released to the public. Scientists say the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 rules out the possibility that the virus was created in a lab. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

Public Health Ontario (PHO) says due to an “unexpected outage” its laboratory is currently unable to access or issue patient test results.

“Some laboratory test reports may be delayed as a result,” PHO said on its website.

COVID-19 testing in Ontario has increased over recent days. In its latest report, the province said 35,436 were tested in the previous day.

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