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Local Hospitals Prepared for Corona Virus

(LaPorte, IN) - Local hospitals report they’re prepared should they receive a patient

with Corona Virus.

So far, there have been no reported cases locally.

Ashley Dickinson, chief executive officer of La Porte Hospital, was among the medical professionals giving a presentation at Wednesday’s LaPorte County Commissioners meeting.

She said all of the processes for receiving such a patient have been thoroughly reviewed

for action just in case the virus turns up.

Washing hands was among the advice given for protecting yourself from contracting the virus.

Right now, LaPorte County Commissioner Vidya Kora, a physician with a practice in Michigan City,

said testing for corona virus started being done at the federal level.

Kora said health departments at the state level are now doing it in some areas of the nation but

there should be a push to give local health departments the tools to do the testing for quicker

results on people tested for the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 90 thousand cases of corona virus have been reported worldwide and more than 3,100 deaths have resulted.

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