COVID-19 threat forces Texas hospital to quarantine 190 workers

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University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, was nearing complete capacity on Nov. 4, and 190 of its staff members were quarantined due to possible COVID-19 direct exposure..

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The medical center is rejecting patient transfers from other healthcare facilities, a representative informed Beckers Hospital Review, and it had rejected 19 client transfers within a 24-hour duration since 8 a.m. CST Nov. 4, according to a report acquired by

Many of the 190 personnel members quarantined because of COVID-19 are front-line nursing staff, the representative informed Beckers. That number is down from recently, when more than 200 employees were quarantined, the spokesperson stated..