Researchers tested nearly 4,000 employees and clinicians at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, between April 28 and June 30, following a COVID-19 surge in the Garden State that began in March. Of those tested, 13 employees had COVID-19, and 374 had virus antibodies, suggesting a recent contracting of the novel coronavirus, according to findings published in the October issue of the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Healthcare workers who had direct contact with patients were more likely to test positive than those who did not. Interestingly, members of the hospital support staff were more likely to test positive than doctors and nurses. To read the full story.
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