COVID outbreak at Boston hospital grows to 19 known cases

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Longwood campus in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a major Boston hospital has now grown to 19 confirmed cases of the disease.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital originally said it had identified 10 cases among staff and patients connected to two inpatient units.

The hospital in a statement late Thursday said to date, 98 employees had been tested with 11 testing positive.

Also, 50 patients had been tested with eight positive.

Another 445 people are in the process of being tested, and the hospital expects the number of positive cases to grow.

No other areas of the hospital have been affected.