More than 900 Mayo Clinic staff have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
Dr. Amy Williams, director of clinical practice at the Multistate Hospital System, announced the number on a phone call with a reporter on Tuesday.
According to Williams, 93% of cases in the clinic are contracted in areas such as break rooms, and according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press, employees take off their masks to eat and participate in other activities. Was there.
“It shows how easy it is to get COVID-19 in the Midwest,” Williams said.
“Our staff are infected primarily due to community spread, which affects our ability to care for patients. To limit the spread of COVID-19, we Everyone in the community we serve must play their part. “
Since the start of the pandemic earlier this year, 2,981 Mayo Clinic employees have been infected with the coronavirus.
The hospital system is already facing a staff shortage and all ICU beds on the main campus of Rochester, Minnesota are currently full.
“All our hospitals are really growing,” Williams said. “But we continue to have the ability for everyone in need of our care.”
The hospital system also manages a COVID-19 outpatient program that is prescribed the antiviral drug remdesivir to help hundreds of people release their beds.
900 Mayo Clinic staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks
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