Patient tests negative for Coronavirus at Henrico Doctor's Hospital

A Henrico Doctors' Hospital patient who met the COVID-19 testing criteria has tested negative for the virus.
Posted at 9:00 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 11:59:44-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Henrico Doctors' Hospital patient who met the CDC testing criteria for COVID-19 has tested negative for the virus, according to HCA Virginia Spokesperson Malorie Burkett.

Despite the negative test, visitor restrictions and other safety measures are in place at all HCA hospitals "as often seen during heavy influenza outbreaks."

Starting this week, visitors and patients are being directed to use specific entrances to allow visitors to be screened. Any potential symptomatic patient who arrives can then be properly masked and immediately isolated to protect employees and patients, Burkett said in a press release.

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