BOSTON (CBS) — Brigham and Women’s Hospital confirmed Friday night that nine of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The hospital said it currently has four patients with COVID-19, three of which require intensive care. It has admitted 60 people under investigation for the coronavirus.
Ten employees at Tufts Medical Center have also tested positive for the virus, as well as one at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence.
“We are taking this situation very seriously and taking all necessary precautions for our staff and patients,” the health center tweeted Friday. “The site at 73D Winthrop Ave. has been closed and will remain closed until it has been professionally cleaned by a Department of Health sanctioned cleaning company.”
The healthcare center suggested that anyone who has visited the clinic in the last two weeks self-quarantine.
Healthcare workers have said they are in dire need of personal protective equipment. On Friday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh asked private businesses do their part to help medical workers during the coronavirus, including donating supplies.
As of Friday afternoon, Massachusetts had 413 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.