I had my F1 visa interview Yesterday and the VO said congratulations your visa is approved and took my passport. The Ceac status today shows refused I don’t understand what is happening? I wasn’t given any slip by the VO.
There are some issues with the text or status that is showed in the CEAC system. Some users have reported the same. Usually it should take few days to update to issued. Give it couple of weeks. if no update, then follow up.
Check the below article, it has more info and read comments as well