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TGH confirms 55 staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 since March

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TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa General Hospital has confirmed to News Channel 8 that 55 staff members haved tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

According to a TGH spokesperson, the team members were all sent home to quarantine for 14 days – from the onset of symptoms and must wait a week to have no fever or any other issues before returning to work.

8,000 staff members have been tested since March according to the hospital. Six employees at Tampa General Hospital tested positive for the coronavirus in March including one worker at the hospital’s infusion center.

The Tampa General Hospital’s spokesperson reiterated the positive coronavirus cases were not within the hospital and that cases were community spread.

Tampa General says they are closely monitoring their capacity.

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