Presumptive positive case of COVID-19 at Singing River Medical Clinic in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WXXV) — A patient has tested positive for COVID-19 at Singing River Medical Clinic in Ocean Springs, making it the second case of coronavirus in Jackson County.

Singing River Health System announced early Wednesday morning they received notice from the testing laboratory of a “presumptive positive case of COVID-19.”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a “presumptive positive result” is when a patient has tested positive by a local public health laboratory, but results are still pending confirmation at a CDC lab.

Coronavirus cases reported to the CDC include both CDC-confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases reported by the states.

Singing River Health System said in a statement to the press, “The presumptive positive COVID-19 case is not an inpatient at either hospital location. The individual was tested at the Singing River Medical Clinic in Ocean Springs, continues to self-quarantine and is doing very well, following the CDC guidelines​ to avoid chances of transmitting to anyone else, including their own family.”

SRHS urges anyone who feels ill or is concerned they may have COVID-19 to stay home and call their hotline at 228-809-5044 to be screened over the phone by a licensed medical provider before visiting any of their facilities.

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