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Telemedicine playing front line role in COVID-19 outbreak

Some health systems are offering virtual screening for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

After reaching epidemic proportions in Wuhan, China, in December, COVID-19 has spread to 168 countries or territories, with more than 209,000 confirmed cases and more than 8,700 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. As of March 20, there had been more than 14,000 confirmed cased in the United States, with 218 deaths, Worldometer reported.

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spectrum Health, which features 15 hospitals and 11 urgent care centers, began free telemedicine screening for COVID-19 last week.

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