DC Emergency Room Doc Tests Positive for Wuhan Virus

From the Washington Post:

An emergency room doctor at United Medical Center has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a senior city official said Monday, the first known infection at the District’s public hospital in Southeast Washington.

A second doctor at the facility, a gastroenterologist whose spouse tested positive for the virus, also began to feel ill and went into quarantine last week, the official said.

The two cases highlight the risk posed by the coronavirus to a medical facility that houses some of the poorest, oldest and sickest patients in the Washington region. In addition to its patient beds, UMC operates a nursing home on one floor of its building — a facility that until last week was accessible from the main elevator that serves the hospital’s other areas.

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