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Person who reported they tested positive for Coronavirus in Calvert County falsified result

Posted: 10:09 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 22:09:28-04
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CALVERT COUNTY, Md. — According to the Calvert Health Department, a person who reported that they'd tested positive for coronavirus was found to have falsified their positive result.

The person connected to the 7-11 on Hallowing Point Road was tested on March 21. This individual falsified a positive result, leading to a temporary store closure and a swirl of social media conjecture.

The result from this test is still pending. The lab to which it was sent to has a current wait time of nearly 10 days.

In other words, at the present time it is not know whether that person does or does not have coronavirus.

According to Calvert Health, it was found that the initial report was false, and another person who works at the store was testede by their family doctor and was positive for coronavirus.

Given the very unexpected turn of events, both the store owner and the 7-11 corporation have decided that it’s in the best interest of public health to close the store on Hallowing Point Road and another Calvert store, under the same ownership, located in Prince Frederick.

These stores will stay closed for 14 days as per CDC guidance to prevent transmission.

The Calvert Health Department will continue to monitor employees’ health over the next 14 days and provide updates if new information becomes available.