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University Hospitals: Six caregivers who were in contact with coronavirus patients are being isolated

All three patients from Cuyahoga County who tested positive for coronavirus were seen by University Hospitals doctors.
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CLEVELAND — University Hospitals says six of its caregivers were in close contact with the three Cuyahoga County patients who have tested positive for coronavirus. 

As a result, UH says all six are in home isolation and being monitored while waiting for test results. 

University Hospitals says each of the three coronavirus patients went to their primary care physicians, where they were screened using the COVID-19 protocol. They were then sent to UH Cleveland Medical Center's emergency room, where they were met by by infectious disease healthcare providers who followed protocols, which included wearing eye protection, gowns, gloves and N95 masks. 

The patients were examined in negative pressure rooms which ensure the virus does not escape the room.

Test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were reported to the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. UH says it was alerted to the COVID-19 results on Monday. 

All three patients are currently quarantined at home, where they are being monitored by the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. None have been hospitalized. 

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