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Possible Case of Coronavirus in Imperial Valley Still Inconclusive

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El Centro Regional Medical Center held a Press Conference to update the public about the possible case of COVID-19 in the Imperial Valley.

The test results of the patient are inconclusive for Coronavirus, according to doctors. It was informed that the patient has been resting comfortably and is being treated.

El Centro Regional Medical Center officials announced Sunday about a patient who met the criteria for coronavirus. The patient was a female in her 70s who returned from a trip to Florida and was complaining of side pains. The hospital followed protocols by the California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and the patient was masked and isolated. The patient’s family has been notified of the inconclusive results and the patient will continue to receive care at ECRMC in an isolation room.

The COVID-19 test is being further analyzed by the San Diego Public Health and the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta.

El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva asked the public not to panic and commended the hospital staff for being proactive in this situation.

“Imperial County residents should feel safe and confident that their local government and health care providers at ECRMC are prepared to treat patients with COVID-19,” said Mayor Silva. “We are ready to take the necessary steps to protect the public’s health during this time.”

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