The wrong Covid test results have been given out in another part of Australia as Omicron case numbers skyrocket.

In South Australia, 11 people were given the wrong PCR results via text message on New Year’s Eve.

SA Pathology, which is owned by the state government, had the right results only for an IT bungle to send out incorrect ones.

The individuals were contacted with an apology.

‘A clarification was sent within three hours of the original message being received and we contacted all those effected to explain the situation and apologise for any inconvenience caused,’ an SA Health spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

The wrong Covid test results have been given out in another part of Australia as Omicron case numbers skyrocket. In South Australia, 11 people were given the wrong PCR results via text message on New Year's Eve (pictured is a lab tester at SA Pathology)

The wrong Covid test results have been given out in another part of Australia as Omicron case numbers skyrocket. In South Australia, 11 people were given the wrong PCR results via text message on New Year’s Eve (pictured is a lab tester at SA Pathology)

‘The error was found during our usual quality control processes and while this is the first occurrence in South Australia, we’ve implemented further measures to avoid a similar incident happening again.’

Since Monday, SA Pathology has carried out 134,025 Covid-19 tests.

On New Year’s Day, South Australia reported 2,108 new daily Covid cases, with 71 people in hospital with four of them in intensive care and one on a ventilator.

This marked a marginal increase from the 2,093 the day before.

The latest increase takes the state’s total Covid cases to 13,178 in a state where 87.9 per cent of the population, aged 12 and over, have had at least two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

The error follows a situation in New South Wales where St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney mistakenly told 1,395 positive cases, they were negative. 

In NSW, 22,577 new cases were announced on January 1, based on the result for the 24 hours to 8pm on New Year’s Eve.

So far, 93.6 per cent of the NSW population aged 16 and over is double vaccinated.

SA Pathology, which is owned by the state government, had the right results only for an IT bungle to send out incorrect ones (pictured is a drive-through testing clinic in Adelaide)

SA Pathology, which is owned by the state government, had the right results only for an IT bungle to send out incorrect ones (pictured is a drive-through testing clinic in Adelaide)

The error follows a situation in New South Wales where St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney told 1,395 they had a negative test result, only for them to have to be told later they had tested positive (pictured is the hospital in Darlinghurst)

The error follows a situation in New South Wales where St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney told 1,395 they had a negative test result, only for them to have to be told later they had tested positive (pictured is the hospital in Darlinghurst)

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