‘Presumptive positive’ coronavirus case discovered at HonorHealth hospital in Arizona

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MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)– Arizona’s Family learned Wednesday that the latest “presumptive positive” test for coronavirus in Maricopa County was discovered at an HonorHealth hospital in Maricopa County.

Health officials said they are hindered by privacy laws from commenting on the details on who the patient is or in which HonorHealth facility that person was admitted. All that’s known is that the patient is a 20-year-old man who had been in contact with someone with coronavirus from another state.

HonorHealth officials released a statement that read [in part]:

Healthcare systems are routinely trained and equipped to respond to infectious diseases, and HonorHealth, like all other health systems, has strict infection prevention protocols in place to handle suspected or confirmed cases of the illness. Because our staff and physicians follow standard practices and procedures to limit exposure to contagions, there is little cause for concern among anyone else who has been, or is currently being cared for, in the hospital.

Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China. The symptoms are similar to those of a common cold or the flu, including a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, and a fever that can last for a couple of days.

Source: AZ Family

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