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A patient with a suspected case of the coronavirus is being treated at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ.

The person is being held in isolation while the hospital awaits the results of a test for the virus. It will be a few days before the test is returned, CBS New York reported.

“Please rest assured that our health care team is taking every precaution in caring for this isolated patient and determining an accurate diagnosis,” the hospital said in an email to its clinicians Friday from Dr. Jerry M. Zuckerman, vice president of Infection Prevention and Control for Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, according to the Asbury Park Press.

“Led by our Infection Prevention team, they are working with New Jersey’s Department of Health in accordance with protocols provided by the US Centers for Disease Control,” Zuckerman wrote.

He said the hospital is following all necessary precautions.

“We continue to screen patients with appropriate symptoms for travel history to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea,” Zuckerman said. “Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.”

Over the past several weeks, at least 22 residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties have been quarantined at their homes, following their return from places where there have been outbreaks of COVID-19, the Asbury Park Press reported. No one is in quarantine in either county, nor have they shown any symptoms of the disease.



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