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San Diego sailor details coronavirus diagnosis online

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 21:23:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A local sailor who tested positive for coronavirus is sharing details of his ordeal online.

"I'm coming to you from my patio, not out in public," said Nichoas Moore.

Moore posted a video on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon.

"I got my results back just a little big ago. Doctor called me, and I have tested positive for COVID-19 or the coronavirus," said Moore.


Moore, who didn't say where he was based in San Diego, did describe his feelings. He used the video to warn those who he has had contact with.

"No reason for me to panic. Of course, it's a little bit scary. My body's going to fight it ... This is the best way to let people know who have been around me that I do have it. So if you have been in direct contact with you, it's possible you may have been exposed," said Moore.

In a follow-up video Monday, Moore went into more detail about his symptoms, some of them beginning earlier in the week.


"My symptoms originally were a cough. It was a really croupy cough, a lot of nasal congestion ... some sweats. My body temperature was just kind of off, and then breathing, specifically after I would work out. It would take me sometimes up to 30 minutes to catch my breath back to a normal pace," said Moore.

While Moore did deal with the sweats, he says he never suffered a fever.

"Just because you don't present a fever doesn't mean that other symptoms don't run the possibility of you having the coronavirus or COVID-19," said Moore.

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Moore is one of three sailors and one of five active-duty military in San Diego to test positive. Moore says he is now in quarantine at his home.

"I'm told symptoms can get worse once you start to get better, so I'm looking out for that. The world is continuing to turn. I'm in quarantine. Everyone needs to inform themselves and stop panicking so much," said Moore.