Veterans hospital makes changes after COVID-19 outbreak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Portland is making changes after a recent outbreak of coronavirus. A doctor tells KATU News a patient came in for another issue, and two days later was determined to be positive for COVID-19. Officials say 28 employees and at least six others became infected. The hospital is now testing every patient who comes into the hospital. They are also testing staff and patients who have longer stays every three to seven days. Staff said increasing the amount of tests has become easier as resources become available. The hospital is also changing cleaning efforts and increasing supplies of personal protective equipment.

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