COVID-19 infecting patients inside healthcare facilities

July 31, 2020

Despite safety efforts, patients are contracting COVID-19 inside hospitals, according to an article on the 11 Alive website.

Protocols are in place at hospitals including masks in all buildings and isolation areas for COVID patients.

But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from May 14 to June 21, US hospitals identified 5,142 patients who were infected with coronavirus inside their facilities. 

The reporting is voluntary and only 60 percent of hospitals participated, which suggested the number is likely higher. The number does not include infected staff.

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