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WATCH: Carilion has tested 165 people for coronavirus, all negative so far but more results pending

Carilion Clinic on coronavirus response
Carilion Clinic on coronavirus response

ROANOKE, Va. – As of Wednesday afternoon, Carilion health facilities have tested 165 patients for COVID-19, according to Dr. Patrice M. Weiss, Carilion Clinic’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Of the 165 tests, Carilion has received about a third of them back negative. The remaining two-thirds are still pending.

During a news conference Wednesday, Weiss announced that over the past few weeks, about 100 Carilion employees have been quarantined out of an abundance of caution.

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