EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo

EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo

EvergreenHealth doctor tests positive for coronavirus

He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the facility.

EvergreenHealth announced over the weekend that one of its emergency room doctors at its Kirkland location, who is in his 40s, has tested positive for a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection.

He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the facility. He is in critical condition but is currently stable, a press release from EvergreenHealth stated.

EvergreenHealth spokesperson Julia Irwin said that as of the Reporter’s deadline, there were no changes to the physician’s status.

The physician works mostly at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. But he is also on EvergreenHealth Kirkland’s staff, as confirmed in a recent Seattle Times article. The article also confirmed that the physician had been tested twice: once on March 10, with negative results, and then another time on March 13, after he showed symptoms.

As of the Reporter’s deadline, there are 111 confirmed coronavirus infections at the Kirkland facility between March 16 and its first confirmed case (Feb. 28). Of those patients, 24 have died. The hospital has handled several cases from the Life Care Center of Kirkland nursing home, which has seen the majority of U.S. coronavirus infections at its facility.




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