Doctor: Stony Brook treated 1st suspected COVID patient weeks earlier than thought

“For clinicians in areas that have not yet been hard hit, the pandemic wave will surely come. Persons under investigation for COVID-19 should be treated as if they are infected,” the report states.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2020, 9:36 PM

Updated 1,452 days ago

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Dr. Adam Singer of Stony Brook University Hospital says the first patient it saw suspected of having COVID-19 in the emergency department was on Feb. 7 – much earlier than the first reported case on Long Island.
The findings from Dr. Singer and others were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
“For clinicians in areas that have not yet been hard hit, the pandemic wave will surely come. Persons under investigation for Covid-19 should be treated as if they are infected,” the report states.
Dr. Singer joined News 12 to speak about the findings.
 


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