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West Island COVID-19 testing sites dealing with technical issues

The COVID-19 testing centre located in Kirkland's RioCan Centre. Noemie Cabana / Global News

Some West Island residents are dealing with long wait times to get their COVID-19 test results back. In some cases, there are reports people are waiting seven days.

The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the regional health authority, says it is aware of the situation. In a statement to Global News on Monday, a spokesperson said they are dealing with a technical issue.

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“We are currently experiencing somewhat of a delay due to a technical issue,” said Hélène Bergeron-Gamache, a spokesperson with the CIUSSS.

“Our teams are currently focused on resolving the issue so that test results may be available within a reasonable timeframe. We are confident that we will be able to quickly make up for the delays encountered and expect the situation to be resolved tomorrow.”

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In most cases across the island, test results are available within 48 hours.

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