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3-year-old at Rady Children's tests negative for coronavirus

Posted at 6:01 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 21:01:09-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A three-year-old girl being evaluated for coronavirus at Rady Children's Hospital has tested negative for the virus.

Frank Wicinski confirmed to 10News that his daughter Annabel has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. CDC confirmed the results.

Wicinski says he and his daughter will now be returned to MCAS Miramar to finish out their 14-day quarantine. If all goes well, they expect to be released Tuesday.


Wicinski and his daughter were on one of two flights that arrived at the military base this month with evacuees from Wuhan, China. He told 10News his wife had to stay behind because she is not a U.S. citizen.

He adds that his wife is doing well after testing positive for coronavirus.

Wicinski and his daughter plan to fly home to Pennsylvania, then get his wife out of Wuhan when they're able to. To help pay for the flight back to Pennsyvania, as well as the flight they took to get out of Wuhan, he has started a GoFundMe page here.

Two flights carrying more than 200 passengers landed at the San Diego base this month. Many of their quarantines are set to end next week. At that point, low to medium risk individuals will be asked to self-quarantine at home.

There have been two confirmed cases of coronavirus in San Diego.