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Two Health Workers At UC San Diego Health Test Positive For Coronavirus

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.

Two health workers at UC San Diego Health have tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because of exposure and infection in the community, officials said Saturday.

"Both are recuperating at home and doing well," a statement said. "UC San Diego Health has launched an extensive effort to identify any patients or health system colleagues who may have been in recent contact with either of the two health workers. We are in constant communication with appropriate public health and regulatory agencies."

Both infected health workers sought medical assessment after exhibiting key respiratory symptoms, and were tested, UCSD Health said.

Meanwhile, a sailor from Naval Base San Diego was tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus, the Navy announced Saturday.

The sailor is quarantined at home and the test result is pending confirmation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Navy said the sailor had close contact with certain people, and they have been notified and are in home isolation.

This is a developing story. We will update as information becomes available.


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