New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

Coronavirus testing shortages remain a major problem in the United States, with hospitals dealing with both limited test kits and dayslong wait times for results.It’s particularly dangerous for healthcare workers.A nurse who did not want to be named told CNN she worked at two New York City hospitals for a week before she was diagnosed with coronavirus.She said her diagnosis went undetected because hospitals have not been testing staff.”Two weeks ago, I was feeling back pain, a lot of back pain,” the nurse told CNN. “And then one night had really bad chest pain.”When she asked about staff testing, she said one of the emergency rooms refused to test staff members. She only got a test when she asked a friend who was on duty.”I said, ‘Please just this one time. I want to make sure I don’t have it. I don’t want to spread anything,'” the nurse said. “And so she tested me.”Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

NEW YORK —

Coronavirus testing shortages remain a major problem in the United States, with hospitals dealing with both limited test kits and dayslong wait times for results.

It’s particularly dangerous for healthcare workers.

A nurse who did not want to be named told CNN she worked at two New York City hospitals for a week before she was diagnosed with coronavirus.

She said her diagnosis went undetected because hospitals have not been testing staff.

“Two weeks ago, I was feeling back pain, a lot of back pain,” the nurse told CNN. “And then one night had really bad chest pain.”

When she asked about staff testing, she said one of the emergency rooms refused to test staff members. She only got a test when she asked a friend who was on duty.

“I said, ‘Please just this one time. I want to make sure I don’t have it. I don’t want to spread anything,'” the nurse said. “And so she tested me.”

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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