COVID-19 outbreak hits patients and workers at PeaceHealth Southwest

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COVID-19 outbreak hits patients and workers at PeaceHealth Southwest

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) – PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is restricting visitors after an outbreak of the COVID virus has infected staff and patients.

Health officials say 10 patients with connections on the same floor have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as four employees. Five of the 14 people who tested positive were fully vaccinated. The pollinator does not show symptoms.

The samples were sent to the Washington Department of Health for delta variant testing.

The affected floor is not accepting new admissions and the hospital said they are continuing to enforce safety protocols.

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