Two different Boston hospitals tell CNN that they now each have more than 40 employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital has 45 employees that have tested positive, Brigham Health Media Relations Associate Serena Bronda told CNN.
“Employees who have tested positive are not working until after they have been cleared by Occupational Health Services,” Bronda said.
Massachusetts General Hospital has 41 employees who have tested positive, but most are believed to have contracted the virus somewhere other than the hospital, said Senior Public Affairs Officer Terri Ogan.
“Based on hospital data, our broad implementation of CDC-guided infection control procedures throughout the hospital, and the extent of community spread now ongoing in Massachusetts, it’s believed that the vast majority of these individuals did not contract the virus at work,” Ogan said in an email.