BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A health care worker at Brigham & Women's Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement made Sunday morning, the hospital said it has been preparing for the eventuality that one of its staff would become infected.
"As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe, it is inevitable that health care workers will be infected, as is now the case at the Brigham. We are in the process of contacting patients and staff who may have been exposed."
The hospital did not identify the worker or their position. The statement did confirm the hospital has been in close contact with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health over the diagnosis, as well as the Boston Public Health Commission.
"We will continue to follow their and CDC’s guidance, as well as the advice of our own infectious diseases experts as the situation continues to evolve," the statement said.
Brigham & Women's also said the hospital has taken "every precaution to protect our patients, their loved ones and our staff during this unprecedented pandemic."
A number of people who were infected at the Biogen conference in Boston recently got their coronavirus tests at Brigham and Women's hospital. The Biogen conference outbreak is believed to be the source of at least 104 out of the 138 presumptive positive cases in the state.