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.