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Evangelical announces two confirmed positive COVID-19 cases

As of March 26, Evangelical has tested 128 people with 24 negative results, 2 positive, and 102 pending.

Lewisburg-Evangelical Community Hospital has tested two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. No additional details related to the individual patients will be released.

“We were prepared for this eventuality,” said Kendra Aucker, President and CEO, Evangelical Community Hospital. “The staff who conducted the testing and managed the care of these patients adhered to all Hospital safety protocols, which are consistent with CDC guidelines. The Hospital remains safe for community members to seek their care here.”

“I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant in your use of preventive measures, like washing your hands regularly and avoiding any gatherings of more than 10 people, but we must also support one another. Remain calm; check on your neighbor; offer to help when you see the need; simply be kind to one another,” added Aucker. “This is a challenging new normal for us all. We must respond with compassion.”

As of Thursday, March 26, 2020, Evangelical has tested 128 people with 24 negative results, 2 positive, and 102 pending. It’s important to note: as the number of tests increase, the likelihood of confirmed positive cases also increases.