New York father hid coronavirus symptoms to visit wife in hospital after she gave birth

A father lied to hospital staff about having symptoms of the coronavirus so that he could visit his expectant wife.

The couple went to Strong Memorial Hospital in New York last week, where the man downplayed his symptoms so that hospital staff would allow him to visit his family. He only acknowledged his symptoms when his wife started showing symptoms of COVID-19 herself shortly after giving birth.

“The mother became symptomatic shortly after delivering. That’s when the significant other admitted his potential exposure and that he was feeling symptomatic,” UR Medicine spokesman Chip Partner told the Democrat and Chronicle.

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