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Positive case of COVID-19 could have been infected locally


October 8, 2020

The Petersburg Medical Center staff member that tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday is thought to have contracted the virus locally, said Incident Commander Karl Hagerman at the COVID-19 community update on Friday, Oct. 2.

The positive case of COVID-19 was detected during PMC's regular asymptomatic testing of its employees, said PMC Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom. The person immediately went into isolation and contract tracing has begun.

"That gives us encouragement that the likelihood of a lot of people being exposed to the virus is limited," said Bacom.

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