CVS confirmed to Logically that they are aware of this complaint and due to the large volume of tests, there can be errors from time to time.
A rumor claiming that an LA-area resident tested positive for COVID-19 at a CVS Minute Clinic despite never actually attending their appointment to take the test is making rounds on Twitter and Facebook. The images being circulated include a letter from CVS allegedly confirming the result. We found that the original post came from Instagram account @carolina_gss. According to the user’s story highlights, CVS did get in touch shortly afterwards to apologize for the mix-up but failed to explain as to how this error may have occurred.
Subsequently, we reached out to CVS Health, who confirmed to Logically that they are aware of the original complaint and are working to connect directly with the individual who posted it to learn more. They futher said that some errors might occur from time to time due to the large number of tests carried out by them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.