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San Diego patient who tested positive for coronavirus discharged from hospital following recovery

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 20:34:36-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A patient who tested positive for novel coronavirus in San Diego County has fully recovered, UC San Diego said Wednesday.

The hospital says it was informed of the recovery by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The individual is no longer infectious and was discharged Wednesday. The person is also no longer under federal quarantine or isolation orders.

The news comes as the San Diego Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to extend a local public health emergency in response to the virus.

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The board added that extending the emergency doesn’t indicate a higher risk to the to the general publics.

"Today's vote reaffirmed the County of San Diego's decisive action on Friday to declare a local emergency and local health emergency was the right one," Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said in a statement.

The declarations give county leaders the ability to seek possible reimbursement for their response to coronavirus.