SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Health officials have confirmed Thursday that an evacuee fleeing from China and quarantined in San Antonio has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to a press release, under the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention staff, the Methodist Hosptial | Texsan activated protocols to receive the infected patient.
"With the expert guidance of the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we activated additional protocols prior to the patient’s arrival to ensure the safety of all hospital staff, patients and visitors. The individual was privately escorted through a secluded entrance to avoid common areas and has been isolated at all times," said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hancock.
According to health officials, the patient tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday but is currently in stable condition with mild symptoms.
Dr. Hancock went on to say that the hospital is still a safe place to receive care, "While we must protect our patients’ privacy, it is important to us to keep our community informed with facts to avoid undue stress or the spread of misinformation. Methodist Hospital | Texsan continues to be a safe place to receive the highest quality of care, and concerned San Antonians are encouraged to visit CDC.gov/inCoV for additional information."