Nurses, lab workers, physicians among ‘alarming’ number of health-care workers with COVID-19
May 15, 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases among health-care workers continues to rise in Ontario, clinicians say multiple factors could be fuelling the spike in various settings, from long-term care homes to laboratories — with risks beyond just patient care. The latest provincial data shows 3,607 positive cases confirmed among health-care workers, making up nearly 17 per cent of all cases across Ontario. That’s up from around 10 per cent of all cases in early April.
That rise is “alarming,” said Dr. David Carr, a hospital emergency physician in Toronto.