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Norton Healthcare says 45 employees have tested positive for coronavirus, 282 furloughed

Norton Healthcare says 45 employees have tested positive for coronavirus, 282 furloughed

Forty-five Norton Healthcare employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Employees at other hospitals in the area have also been affected, WAVE 3 News has learned.

In a Zoom conference Monday morning Norton Healthcare President and CEO Russell F. Cox said Norton has had 127 patients test positive for COVID-19. Of those, 34 of them are currently in hospitals receiving care. Nineteen of those patients are at Audubon Hospital, 17 are at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 4 at Norton and 4 at Norton Brownsboro.

That number also includes the 45 Norton employees.

“These are unprecedented times for us in healthcare, in many ways uncharted waters,” Norton CEO Russell Cox said during a teleconference Monday.

Of the 45 employees who tested positive, one is hospitalized.

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