Candler Hospital patient tests negative for COVID-19

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Savannah patient has tested negative for COVID-19, according to a spokesman for St. Joseph’s/Candler said Thursday.

News 3 is told the patient was at the Candler Hospital on Reynolds Street.

The patient was tested for the new coronavirus after showing symptoms and a sample was sent to the state health department on Monday.

Scott Larson, a spokesperson for St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital said this patient was the only one being monitored and investigated for the virus.

St. Joseph’s/Candler has been screening patients for COVID-19 by asking about recent travel history and monitoring symptoms of the infectious disease to include a fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The Georgia Department of Health says the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Georgia has risen to 31 in about a dozen counties as of Thursday.

State leaders have not confirmed any cases of the virus in Chatham County.

Read about the hospital’s coronavirus preparations here.

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