Tacoma hospital’s COVID-19 probe grows with 18 cases now reported; testing expands


St. Joseph Medical Center on Friday announced the number of COVID-19 cases among staff and patients at the Tacoma hospital has grown to 18.

Four new cases come after an initial cluster first reported on the hospital’s seventh floor, where now 10 employees and four patients have tested positive. The initial outbreak was first reported Oct. 22. At that time, two patients and one worker were reported to be infected.


TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: Tacoma hospital’s COVID-19 probe grows with 18 cases now reported; testing expands (10/30/20)