200 at Children’s Hospital Tested for CCP Virus After Doctor Tests Positive

March 18, 2020 Updated: March 18, 2020
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Two hundred patients and health care workers at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were tested for the coronavirus after a doctor tested positive, authorities said.

“We have seen this happen at health care organizations across the nation, and we knew it was only a matter of time before we had a confirmed case on our team,” the hospital, located in Wauwatosa just outside of Milwaukee, said in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. The doctor was quarantined at home for the CCP virus and has mild symptoms.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

“A doctor at Children’s Wisconsin has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed while traveling outside the state,” the hospital also said in a statement. “The provider is currently quarantined at home with mild symptoms, and is recovering. All patient families or staff who came into contact with this doctor have been identified and contacted.”

No hospital patients who are considered to be at the highest risk of contracting the CCP virus have tested positive, said Mike Gutzeit, the hospital’s chief medical officer, according to the Journal-Sentinel.

So far, 10 patients and 190 health care workers are being tested, officials told the paper. Twenty-eight patients who were exposed to the doctor have been contacted about the test and will be tested, a spokesperson said.

“This is a tremendous amount of work—we had a team working on it 36 hours straight,” the spokesman said, according to the Tribune.

Gov. Tony Evers ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people, closing down restaurants and bars except for delivery and pickup services.

Across the country, schools, bars, restaurants, colleges, and other nonessential businesses have been shut down following recommendations provided by federal officials. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Americans to avoid groups of 10 or more people.