San Antonio’s medical center said Wednesday it was fully recovered from the virus that killed at least 1,500 people at the San Antonio Hospital.
In a statement, the San Francisco-based hospital said it has “completed the comprehensive review” of the hospital’s virus recovery program.
The center said it was “currently assessing the remaining patients and the potential for additional infections.”
The hospital said Thursday that the virus has been contained in all the affected wards.
The San Antonio Healthcare System said it had seen no new cases of the coronovirus and the health system was able to isolate patients in stable condition.
The hospital also said it is cooperating fully with federal, state and local officials.
San Antonio Health Department Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Anderson said Wednesday that there were no new coronaviruses detected at the hospital in the week following the outbreak.
Anderson said he expects the hospital will remain open until March 10, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will conduct a public health emergency.
He said the hospital had no additional cases and no additional hospitalizations, but would not provide more details.
A Texas health official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN affiliate KENS-TV that the CDC is reviewing the San Diego County Health Department’s recommendation to reopen the San Jacinto Regional Health Center on the same date as the CDC’s review.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Thursday he does not think the coronivirus will be a problem in the U.S. when it is contained, but that there are cases of transmission from overseas.
“The fact that we had this much travel into the U.” from people in other countries is a serious concern, he said.