2 March 2020 | According to ABC 30 KFSN, public health officials in Tulare County, California, say there is no evidence pointing to a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection in the patient put in isolation at Adventist Health Tulare on Sunday.

More tests are pending to conclusively determine if the patient has contracted the virus.

The Fresno Bee reported Sunday that a patient with symptoms similar to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been admitted to Adventist Health Tulare.

It was not clear at the time whether the patient in the Tulare, California-based hospital had the virus, since a positive test result had not yet been confirmed.

The Adventist-run hospital said that it is following special recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding patients that present with fever requiring hospitalization that is not linked to another illness and having no source of exposure.

Adventist Health Tulare reopened under the management of Adventist Health in the fall of 2018 nearly a year after it was declared bankrupt by previous management. Adventist Health loaned $10 million to the healthcare facility, and several repairs and building updates were made as part of the takeover.

Adventist Health runs 20 hospitals and over 280 clinics on the West Coast and in Hawaii. It also operates home care and hospice agencies. The system is headquartered in Roseville, California, and is affiliated with the Adventist Church.

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