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San Diego Coronavirus Patient Recovers, Released From UC San Diego Health

A welcome sign greets visitors and patients at UC San Diego Health medical fa...

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Above: A welcome sign greets visitors and patients at UC San Diego Health medical facility in Hillcrest, Jan. 10, 2020.

A COVID-19 patient at UC San Diego Health has recovered from the disease and been discharged, hospital officials said Wednesday evening.

The patient was one of two people in San Diego diagnosed with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Both were among the more than 200 people evacuated to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar from Wuhan, China, two weeks ago.

They have been treated in isolation at UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

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“Patients who are cleared for hospital discharge have been confirmed through rigorous testing that includes consecutive negative test results provided by the CDC,” the hospital said in a statement. “The patient was discharged today and is no longer under federal quarantine or isolation orders.”

Roughly 63 people at MCAS Miramar are expected to be released from quarantine Thursday. Some 166 people were released from the base Tuesday.


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