MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – Three UPMC McKeesport employees and four hospital patients have tested positive for Coronavirus, according to a spokesperson.
Patients who tested positive are in the hospital’s negative pressure unit COVID-19, while employees who tested positive are quarantined at home.
You can read the full UPMC McKeesport statement below:
“We have identified four cases of COVID-19 among patients and three among UPMC McKeesport employees. At this time, we have not confirmed whether the cases are related or coincidental, but we have reported them to the Allegheny County Health Department. Patients who tested positive were transferred to the hospital’s negative pressure unit COVID-19 and positive staff isolated themselves at home. Additionally, staff who had direct exposure to positive patients or other employees who tested positive were quarantined at home. We are closely monitoring the contact and we have evaluated all the patients very close to the positive cases.
With the safety of our patients, staff and visitors as our top priority, UPMC McKeesport continues to follow strict cleaning and disinfection procedures to ensure a safe environment. UPMC McKeesport is open, operating normally, and ready to provide care. We encourage the community to remain vigilant and follow public health guidance, including wearing masks, physical distancing, and hand washing. “