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First COVID-19 patient in Cowlitz County reported Sunday night

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center officials said they are treating someone with a confirmed positive test result for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Medical officials Sunday night confirmed the first reported case of a COVID-19 coronavirus infection in Cowlitz County. 

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center received confirmation Sunday of a positive test result for the novel coronavirus in a patient who is being treated in isolation.

All our caregivers and providers involved in this case have followed recommended protocols, the hospital said.

As of Sunday night, there were at least 773 active coronavirus cases in Washington state.

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PeaceHealth St. John has asked that visitors who are feeling ill, or visitors under the age of 16, not visit the hospital. The hospital is also limiting visitation in high-risk areas to a maximum of two visitors per patient.

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