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Georgia State: COVID-19 testing errors led to PPD

Officials at Georgia State said Sunday that incorrect COVID-19 test results led to the postponement of Saturday’s game at Charlotte.

The initial results from tests taken on Thursday showed four positives. Contact tracing identified 17 other individuals, including one coach, who would require a quarantine period.

But Georgia State athletic director Charlie Cobb blamed “human error.” He said those in question were retested Friday and the results were all negative for the coronavirus. Thursday’s swabs were also retested and came back negative.

“It was at this point that the lab director informed our medical staff that a human error Friday morning caused the error in test results,” Cobb said in a statement. “The disappointing news is that we could have played on Saturday. More importantly, the positive news is we are not dealing with an outbreak at this time. We appreciate the professionalism shown by (Charlotte athletic director) Mike Hill and Coach (Will) Healy throughout the past 48 hours.”

Georgia State (0-1), a member of the Sun Belt, will host East Carolina (0-1) in a nonconference game on Saturday.

Charlotte (0-1) is scheduled to open its Conference USA schedule on Saturday at FAU (0-0).

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