Delaware resident tests negative for coronavirus


The test results have come back negative for the person who was being tested for coronavirus in Delaware.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) provided an update on Sunday where they confirmed that the results from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) came back negative for the virus.

“We continue to learn more about this new emerging virus every day. It is important to emphasize that this situation and the response are rapidly evolving,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “We continue to coordinate closely with the CDC, as well as with our local health care providers to monitor for potential cases. We will continue to keep the public updated as new information becomes available.”

Both CDC and DPH continue to state that the risk of this novel coronavirus spreading to the general public remains low.

While the number of cases are increasing in the U.S., there are still a small number. Risk is based on exposure. Only those individuals with recent travel to China or who have had contact with someone who has had recent travel and is ill, have an increased risk of becoming ill.

There is no other person in Delaware under investigation at this time.