Positive COVID tests at Auburn hospital

Auburn Multicare Medical Center last week reported at least five employees and eight patients had tested positive for the coronavirus in the wake of an outbreak on a fourth floor unit of the hospital.

In a statement, the hospital disclosed that one patient had died after the outbreak was detected.

The MultiCare hospital system that owns the hospital tested all 40 patients in the unit, and 212 staffers who had worked there over a two-week period before the first positive test was reported.

Officials say the hospital received results from all of the patients and 156 staffers.


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