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Colquitt Regional Medical Center reports two positive COVID-19 cases

Patients reportedly isolating at home
Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 16:40:27-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — Colquitt Regional Medical Center confirms that two patients have tested positive for coronavirus after visiting a testing location outside of the hospital.

The patients are not being treated at Colquitt Regional and are isolating at home.

CRMC says that the patients were tested at a testing location set-up on the Colquitt Regional campus, but outside of the hospital.

To date, Colquitt Regional has performed 25 tests. Of those 25 tests, 6 were negative, 17 are pending, and 2 were positive.

"While these are the first cases identified in Colquitt County, there will likely be more. We urge the public to continue following CDC recommendations of social distancing, frequently washing hands, covering your coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces/objects," hospital officials wrote.

Colquitt Regional says they actively monitoring this evolving situation through daily briefings and will continue to update the public with the latest information.