Coronavirus: More than 70 tested for virus at Kettering Health Network

Kettering Health Network has tested 73 people for coronavirus, with only one patient at Kettering Medical Center testing positive so far.

Thirty-one people have tested negative and the others are awaiting results, a network representative said.

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A hospital patient who tested positive for coronavirus is doing well and was instructed to self-isolate, according to hospital officials.

A Montgomery County man in his 60s came to the hospital Saturday and was discharged in good condition Sunday.

The man stayed in a private room for one night and was discharged with instructions to self-isolate, hospital officials said.

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A test for coronavirus came back positive on Wednesday.

The hospital is complying with Gov. Mike DeWine’s recommendation to delay non-essential surgeries and procedures to free up equipment and space for treating patients with the virus.

The hospital is reviewing procedures every day to determine if they are essential.

They are also screening all visitors at every hospital entrance. The screening includes checking visitors’ temperatures and a questionnaire.

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As of Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported there were 88 positive cases in the state. However, those cases did not include the one at Kettering Medical Center or another case reported in Clark County Wednesday.

This story will be updated as more information is available.


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