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More than 125 WNY area healthcare workers have COVID-19 virus

Kaleida and ECMC report growing number of staff infections, including doctors and both hospital and visiting nurses

BUFFALO, N.Y. — At least 128 doctors, nurses and other health-care workers at Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19. 

That’s about 8 percent of the total confirmed cases in Erie and Niagara counties.

Kaleida Health, the region’s largest health-care provider, has reported the most infections, 103, as of Wednesday, according to a document obtained by Investigative Post. Eight of those are doctors; the rest are nurses and other staff. 

The total at Kaleida has tripled in the past two weeks, when Investigative Post reported 34 Kaleida caregivers had tested positive.

For more on this story, please visit the Investigative Post website.

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