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Provider at Johns Hopkins Hospital tests positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 09:35:17-04

BALTIMORE — A provider at the Johns Hopkins Hospital has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed, through testing, a provider at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who has the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins said the provider is currently at home recovering.

They also stated out of an abundance of caution and per their institutional policies and discussion with state authorities, all patients, clinicians and staff who may have been in contact with the provider have been identified and instructed to self-quarantine as directed.

A full statement from Kim Hoppe, Senior Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications is below:

“The Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed, through testing, a provider at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who has the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. The provider is currently at home recovering. Out of an abundance of caution and per our institutional policies and discussion with state authorities, all patients, clinicians and staff who may have been in contact with the provider have been identified and instructed to self-quarantine as directed.

We remain committed to the safety of our patients, clinicians and our staff, and will continue to provide updates as this situation evolves.“