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Duke University Health System employee tests positive for the coronavirus

A Duke Health employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently at home in self-isolation, the employee was not working at Duke University Health System when their signs of the coronavirus progressed. The individual does not seem to have been exposed to the coronavirus while at Duke, according to a statement from Duke Health officials provided by Sarah Avery, director of Duke Health's news office. 

The person hasn’t been in contact with DUHS patients while exhibiting symptoms, according to the statement.

“Infection control and occupational health officials reached out to all pertinent contacts of this individual, and none of the contacts required testing,” the officials wrote.

Bre Bradham contributed reporting.