PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — Rhode Islanders who have received a COVID-19 test at a state-run site may have to wait a little longer to be notified of their results via text or email.
The RI Department of Health announced Friday that the test results reporting system was experiencing a temporary outage due to a technical problem.
People can still check their results by visiting the state COVID-19 test portal, for which you must receive an access code by email.
The health department reminded that the results of rapid tests must be ready the same day, while PCR tests take at least two to three days to process.
Demand for testing remains high, with an average of more than 25,000 per day in the state, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
The data also shows that the state has surpassed 300,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases, with a further 4,725 disclosed Friday, along with 12 additional deaths.
In terms of hospital admissions, Rhode Island is currently hovering around 500 for the first time since its peak of 513 in mid-December 2020. The health department said there were 499 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals as of Wednesday, with 48 people in the ICU and 34 in fans.