Essential worker in lockdown received Covid test results for ANOTHER person 

Essential worker in lockdown blasts coronavirus testing company after she received Covid test results for ANOTHER person

  • Kerri Rawsthorne was the only car at the Covid testing centre on Sunday
  • She went to get tested before the Central West was plunged into lockdown  
  • Tried to call NSW Health to resolve the problem but the number wasn’t in service 

An essential worker has slammed the ‘f***ing muppets’ in charge of coronavirus testing for sending her someone else’s Covid test results my mistake.

Kerri Rawsthorne was the only person in the queue for a coronavirus test in Orange, in the state’s Central West, on Sunday morning – two days before the region was plunged into lockdown.

She received a text on Wednesday morning to say the test was negative, but the message was addressed to someone called Leila.

Pictured: Health workers giving Covid-19 tests. One woman said she received someone else’s results

Pictured: The negative test results Ms Rawsthorne received on Wednesday. They were addressed to someone else

Pictured: The negative test results Ms Rawsthorne received on Wednesday. They were addressed to someone else

‘Had my Covid test done. Leila’s is negative. Have no idea about mine. What a waste of time,’ a frustrated Ms Rawsthorne wrote on social media.   

‘I tried ringing the number they gave me, it’s not in service.’

The woman then tried calling the pathology where she got the test, but the answering machine said: ‘Sorry you have called after hours, please call back after 7am.’

Ms Rawsthorne then wrote: ‘It’s 7.50am you f***ing muppets.’

She told the Central West Daily that when she got the test, the clinic wasn’t busy, there were no other cars there, ‘and my name isn’t even close to Leila’.

Orange was plunged into lockdown on Tuesday after an infected pet food driver unknowingly gave the virus to a factory worker

Orange was plunged into lockdown on Tuesday after an infected pet food driver unknowingly gave the virus to a factory worker

‘I don’t know if the tube samples have been swapped, I don’t even know what the mix up is.’ 

‘If I can’t get someone on the phone, If I can’t get the Government body on the phone we might have a whole batch of people who have the wrong information.’

Ms Rawsthorne explained that her faith in the government’s Covid testing system has gone.

A NSW Health spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the department does not conduct Covid tests in Orange.

‘Covid testing in Orange is carried out by private providers, not by NSW Health,’ she said. 

The department told the Central West Daily that it is working ‘closely with private pathology to ensure the turnaround times for receipt of results are improved and throughput is maintained’.

‘There is no delay in the delivery of positive results. Once a positive result is detected by a lab, it is always reported immediately to the relevant public health unit and/or referring doctor,’ a spokeswoman said.

Gladys Berejiklian announced NSW recorded 124 new cases on Thursday morning, with a worrying 48 infectious in the community

Gladys Berejiklian announced NSW recorded 124 new cases on Thursday morning, with a worrying 48 infectious in the community

Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas are now in day two of their seven-day lockdown after an infected pet food delivery driver made the trip to the regional area and infected a factory worker.

It marks the first time stay-at-home orders have been extended to people in regional areas of the state.

NSW recorded 124 new cases on Thursday morning, with a worrying 48 infectious in the community and 57 have still yet to be linked to known clusters.  

Greater Sydney is nearing a month in lockdown, with the current status to remain until the previously announced July 30 cut-off – which is all but certain to be extended again. 

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