KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knox County Well being Division confirmed Saturday afternoon that Senior Director and Public Well being Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan obtained a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at consequence for COVID-19. Authorities stated he obtained that consequence on Saturday.
In keeping with a press launch, Her signs are gentle and she or he is recovering at house.
Dr. Buchanan sought a COVID-19 take a look at after experiencing gentle chilly signs. Following the general public
well being tips, started to self-quarantine instantly to await the results of his take a look at. She has now
started his interval of isolation. Dr. Buchanan believes she doubtless contracted the virus from shut private contact. Upon studying of his optimistic take a look at consequence, the method of notifying shut contacts to tell them of the necessity to self-quarantine started instantly.
In keeping with the discharge, no member of the Knox County Well being Division staff has shut contacts.