Thomas Memorial Hospital announces first confirmed case of COVID-19

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- Thomas Health, following the guidance of the CDC and Health Department, confirmed to WSAZ that a patient has screened positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 infection..

Because of patient privacy laws, they cannot provide details about the individual but say their preparedness plan has been fully enacted since March 13th.

According to a statement from the hospital, the patient is under respiratory isolation, receiving support by their care team of medical experts and staff.

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