Health Department Announces COVID Test Results Data Breach Sunday

On Sunday the Delaware Division of Public Health announced that emails containing personal information and coronavirus test results for 10,000 people were mistakenly sent to an unauthorized individual.

Health officials are contacting those patients that were tested July 16 through August 10. Officials are also contacting individuals whose information was sent in a second email. That email contained results for patients that were tested on August 15. Both unencrypted emails also contained the patient name, test location, test date, and phone number.

Officials said the worker who received the emails, which were meant for call center staff, deleted them and contacted the department to make them aware of the breach.

Delaware Division of Public Health has reported the “data breach” to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Delaware Department of Justice, according to officials.


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