A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that those with nursing-related jobs are at particularly high risk for contracting COVID, according to an article on the Advisory Board website.
According to the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 67.4 percent of healthcare workers hospitalized for COVID typically were expected to have direct contact with patients.
Of those hospitalized, 36.3 percent worked in nursing-related jobs. Nurses were 27.8 percent of these and certified nursing assistants, 8.5 percent. Patient aides and caregivers, who represented 6.6% of all health care workers who were hospitalized with Covid-19, were the next-largest group of health care personnel among those who were hospitalized. Then phlebotomists and technicians
Housekeeping and maintenance workers were next, below those with nursing related jobs, but above physicians, and nursing home staffers.
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