Mammoth Hospital Press Release – March 21, 2020, 8:00 am
Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19
Mammoth Hospital has identified a patient who is presumptively positive for COVID-19. Presumptive positive means the patient is likely positive, but we are waiting for California state laboratory confirmation. The initial test with a positive result was performed by LabCorp.
The patient is a male who was hospitalized on March 15, 2020. The positive COVID-19 lab result was received this morning, March 21st. The patient is in good condition.
The patient was recognized as a suspect case on the day of admission and has been in isolation. In addition, the Mono County Public Health Department has been identifying contacts of this patient and these people are self-quarantining at home with health department supervision. The investigation and monitoring is ongoing.
If you have symptoms of cough or fever but feel you can care for yourself at home, please stay at home under self-quarantine, avoid contact with others, and get plenty of rest. However, if you have any concerns that you need to be seen by a doctor, please contact the Emergency Department at (760) 924-4076 for further instructions on what you should do
Remember the basics: Wash. Cover. Distance.