A COVID-19 cluster that includes 10 infected people has been detected at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the infection control team announced.
The cluster includes five patients and five staff members with a connection to two inpatient units that have recently tested positive, according to BWH.
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Experts at the hospital are using an intensive tracing process to work with all involved to make sure those that may have been exposed are identified and tested.
The cluster was found on Braunwald Tower 16A and 14CD.
To stop the spread of the cluster, BWH is sending home staff that are symptomatic or tested positive and environmental services has done a thorough cleaning of the affected area.
All hospitalized patients on the affected unit have been tested as well, and all the tests came back negative.
Admissions to the affected unit have been temporarily halted and visitors are restricted.
Brigham and Women’s said the hospital is still safe to visit.