Where hospital employees have tested positive for COVID-19: October

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A COVID-19 outbreak at Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Va., was connected to 18 patients and 11 staff members since Oct. 5, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Lauren Cunningham, representative for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, told the newspaper the break out is restricted to one building at the psychiatric facility.

An employee of Southern Humboldt Health District in Garberville, Calif., checked positive for COVID-19, the North Coast Journal reported Oct. 7. In a statement obtained by the paper, CEO Matt Rees said the district informed appropriate firms and started an examination along with extra testing.

Editors note: This is not an extensive list. This web page will be updated throughout the month.



Boston-based Brigham and Womens Hospital continues to fight a cluster of COVID-19 cases in 2 of its medical-surgical systems. On Oct. 9, the health center reported that 41 workers and 15 patients related to the cluster had actually checked positive.


Dane Henry, the CEO of Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., tested favorable for COVID-19. The favorable test came as local cases surged, according to a letter pointed out by LakeExpo..

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Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., told Beckers Hospital Review Oct. 2 that it would check 80 staff members from 3 departments in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak at the center. The hospital did not offer a particular number of contaminated workers however said several evaluated favorable in the previous month. Seven patients had actually checked favorable as of Oct. 2.

A worker at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash., evaluated positive for COVID-19, goskagit.com reported Oct. 2. Health center authorities said a client who had contact with that worker likewise checked positive, according to the report.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., told Beckers Hospital Review Oct. 2 that it would test 80 workers from three departments in the middle of a COVID-19 break out at the center. The hospital did not provide a specific variety of contaminated employees however stated a number of evaluated positive in the past month. 7 clients had actually tested positive since Oct. 2.

A COVID-19 cluster at Attleboro, Mass.-based Sturdy Memorial Hospital broadened to 14 cases as of Oct. 7. The cluster is believed to have come from the hospitals Balfour surgical wing.

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A sampling of U.S. healthcare facilities and health care websites where workers have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported in October:.


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Monday, October 12th, 2020