55 COVID-19 employee, patient infections linked to outbreak at Massachusetts hospital

Kelly Gooch –
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The number of patients and employees at a Massachusetts medical facility who have actually evaluated favorable for COVID-19 has actually reached 55, reports MassLive.com.

The outbreak in a non-COVID unit at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Medical Center amounted to 13 clients and 23 employees since July 27 after an employee visited an out-of-state virus hot area.

He said the truth that no brand-new positives originated from staff members who were not part of the original group shows steps taken by the healthcare facility “have arrested the spread of this cluster.”.

Now 55 known cases have actually been determined, Baystate Health President and CEO Mark Keroack, MD, stated throughout a news instruction Aug. 3. That consists of 33 workers and 22 patients.

Those steps included enhancing monitoring of personnel to guarantee employees are following proper mask and social-distancing guidelines, designating new break locations for staff members and enacting a more restrictive travel policy.

Dr. Keroack associated the uptick to some late positives being available in from individuals who were part of the original cluster. Patients and employees who were on the system July 15-23 were evaluated.

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