Westchester resident in isolation after exposure to coronavirus overseas, tested negative for infection

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Westchester resident in isolation after exposure to coronavirus overseas, tested negative for infection

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A Westchester County resident was put in isolation Monday at an unnamed county facility after possible overseas exposure to the novel coronavirus, though the patient tested negative for the infection, according to a statement from the office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

Earlier Monday, the person was transported from New York City to the Westchester institution. Latimer’s statement said county residents are not at risk of exposure to the new coronavirus at this time.

“The patient has tested negative for the virus, but must remain isolated until the potential incubation period has passed—per CDC (Center for Disease Control) and New York State Department of Health requirements,” the statement said. “The person has cooperated with health officials, who have been closely monitoring the person’s condition.”

“To protect the patient’s right to privacy, the county health department will not share the patient’s identification, location or health status.”

For more information about coronavirus, call the New York State Department of Health coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065 Monday-Friday, 8a.m. to 8 p.m.