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Coronavirus in Pa.: Patient being treated at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

York Daily Record logo York Daily Record 3/22/2020 Shelly Stallsmith, York Daily Record
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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is treating its first confirmed case of COVID-19, it was announced Sunday afternoon.

The adult is not an employee of the medical center and is in negative-pressure isolation according to COVID-19 treatment protocols.

"Due to federal privacy laws, and out of respect for the privacy of the patient and the family, Hershey Medical Center is not sharing any additional information on the medical status of the patient," a news release said.

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The medical center release did not say where the patient is from.

More than 100 new positive cases were announced by the Pa. Department of Health on Sunday, the second straight day the number reached triple digits. Five counties confirmed their first cases, including Dauphin and Columbia in central Pa.

Shelly Stallsmith is a trends reporter for the York Daily Record. She can be reached at mstallsmith@ydr.com or followed on Twitter at @ShelStallsmith.

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