CORONAVIRUS FIRST PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE PERSON IN PHILLY

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CORONAVIRUS FIRST PRESUMPTIVE

PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia has confirmed a  first presumptive positive case of coronavirus on Tuesday. Officials say this individual is a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia doctor who worked at King of Prussia, Pa.

Officials said he had exposure to other confirmed cases of the virus. The doctor may have exposed other people, including children which caused school closures on Monday.

Five people are under investigation for the coronavirus in Philadelphia, since Monday night.

Dr. Thomas Farley, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health issued a statement:

“We have said that Philadelphia would see cases of the coronavirus, and now we have our first case in the city,” and “We expect additional cases will be identified. We are continuing to work to identify cases, quarantine individuals who may have been exposed, and contain this virus. The most important thing you can do to help: if you are sick with fever or cough, stay home. If you think you should be tested, contact your doctor.”

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