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Outbreak at Froedtert Hospital sickens at least 15 people

Posted at 8:48 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 22:24:52-04

WAUWATOSA — At least 15 people tested positive for COVID-19 at an inpatient rehabilitation unit at Froedtert Hospital this week.

The Wauwatosa hospital began testing all of the patients and staff in the unit last weekend, after several people tested positive for the coronavirus.

The source of the outbreak has not been identified at this time.

The hospital has now blocked all new entries into the unit until more about the outbreak is known, the MJS reports.

The patients who tested positive have been moved to another floor. Staff members who tested positive have been quarantined, according to Froedtert.

The unit is used to help people recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, cardiac arrests, cancer, among other issues.

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