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Bell County Public Health District accidentally briefly posts last names of COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 15:32:21-04

BELL COUNTY, TX — The Bell County Public Health District is apologizing after briefing posting the last names of COVID-19 victims.

The released the following statement:

"Today a Bell County Public Health District employee inadvertently posted to our website the last names of the 51 people in Bell County with confirmed cases of COVID-19. The error was discovered within minutes, and the names were removed from the site as quickly as possible. The employee who made the mistake has been sanctioned and all individuals whose information was briefly posted are being notified. The Bell County Public Health District sincerely regrets this mistake and remains committed to safeguarding medical information it collects as part of this pandemic."