MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Officials with Springhill Medical Center say they have tested 36 individuals for COVID-19 and so far two test results have come back negative. Officials say they are awaiting the other results.
The hospital says they have a limited number of testing kits and will utilize them when patients meet CDC-specific criteria for testing.
Officials also said patients presenting with symptoms associated with the Coronavirus are being treated in a separate area.
"Patients presenting with symptoms associated with the Coronavirus are being triaged in a tent outside of the ER before entering the hospital to prevent possible spread to other patients or employees inside the hospital," said Springhill Medical Center Director of Marketing Marian R. Faulk. "It’s important to note that hospitals in the state of Alabama are not allowing any visitors at this time."