First presumptive positive case of coronavirus confirmed in Delaware

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced the state’s first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in the state.

We’re told the case involves a New Castle County man over the age of 50 who is associated with the University of Delaware community. He is reportedly self-isolated at home and has been since symptoms appeared. Officials say he was exposed to another confirmed case in another state.

“The patient is doing well. We understand that news of a positive case in the state is concerning, but this is something we have been preparing for over the last several weeks. DPH is working closely with CDC, hospitals, clinicians, and other medical providers to proactively identify and respond to any possible cases of the coronavirus disease. We will continue to keep the public fully informed as additional information becomes available,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay in a statement.

Students, faculty, and staff who have concerns about potential exposure risks should contact the University of Delaware’s Call Center at 302-831-1188

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