Many patients and staff on the cancer ward infected in the Hamburg University hospital with Corona

At the Hamburg Eppendorf University clinic (UKE) have been infected in the highly sensitive area of the cancer wards, several patients and employees with the novel Coronavirus.

“In the field of Oncology around 20 patients and 20 employees of different occupational groups Covid-19 have been tested in the last week-positive,” said UKE spokeswoman Saskia Lemm on Tuesday evening on request. The competent authorities had been informed. “Some of these patients are appropriately cared for in the UKE, the others have been made redundant in the family life.”

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Corona-Infected immediately moved

After the first infection, all patients of the Oncology wards at Covid-19 had been tested. Infected were immediately on special Covid-19-stations outside the centre for Oncology and there, isolated housed moved. Employees of the affected stations had been subjected to an extensive Screening. The exact way of the infection is being worked on, but could not be attributed to a single Person, – said Lemm. According to a report in the “mirror”, which has first reported about the case, go back the infections on an infected cleaning power.

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