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Driscoll Children’s Quick Care-Victoria physician tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 7:52 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 13:33:43-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Driscoll Children’s Hospital has learned a physician at its Driscoll Children’s Quick Care-Victoria after-hours clinic has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news released from the medical facility, both the physician and patient were wearing masks when the examination took place.

"The physician saw two patients when last worked. Contact tracing was conducted by our COVID-19 team which found both the physician and patients/parents were wearing masks."

Two other team members worked with the physician and wore masks as well. Masks were worn in order to protect staff and patients by reducing the chance of exposure to contagious droplets.

The physician had a test performed as there was contact with a COVID-19 positive patient at another facility. The physician was and remains asymptomatic.

According to a statement, the patients’ families and their employees have been notified by Driscoll Children’s Hospital and are considered to be at low risk for acquiring the virus as the physician and all in the room were wearing masks.

The patients and employees will self-monitor for symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath.