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65 NY nurses have tested positive for the coronavirus, survey claims

65 NY nurses have tested positive for the coronavirus, survey claims

March 26, 2020 | 7:16pm

At least 65 nurses at New York hospitals have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by a nurses’ union.

The NYS Nurses Association queried its members in a text survey between March 23 and March 24 and found positive COVID-19 cases at nearly all downstate hospitals where it has members.

The informal poll found a total six nurses had tested positive out of 241 respondents at Mt. Sinai’s West/St. Luke’s hospitals.

Six nurses out of 562 respondents also said they tested positive for the contagious bug at Montefiore hospital in The Bronx.

There were five cases reported Presbyterian-Columbia U. hospital in Washington Heights out of 371 respondents.

There were also four cases reported from nurses at Maimonides, Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist, Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals.

Three nurses reported testing positive at Lincoln, Metropolitan and Queens hospitals.

Union officials said if anything, the number is conservative. About 7,000 of its 42,000 members responded to the text query.

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