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Pediatrics employee from YRMC tests positive for COVID-19


YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) confirms an employee from its 22nd Drive Pediatrics Clinic has tested positive for coronavirus.

YRMC made the announcement Thursday afternoon. It says one of its employees began seeing signs Wednesday. The hospital says the employee was tested for the virus and self isolated.

Once the employee's results showed positive, the clinic closed down for deep cleaning and sanitization.

The hospital says, out of an abundance of caution, YRMC called each patient the employee had contact with over the past 10 days. These patients were asked to closely monitor their health for any symptoms of COVID-19.

All other employees at the clinic were also tested for the virus. YRMC says all tests came back negative.

Recently, doctors have claimed to find atypical symptoms in children with coronavirus, including fever, skin rashes, and abdominal pain to name a few.

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YRMC says the safety of their patients and staff is a priority and they are taking every precaution to protect them from the virus.

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Crystal Jimenez

Crystal Jimenez began at KYMA as a Digital Content Producer in June 2019, and is now a multimedia journalist for the morning show.


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