A hospital in Attleboro has a confirmed presumptive case of COVID-19.
According to The Sun Chronicle and a hospital spokesperson, Sturdy Memorial Hospital confirmed a presumptive coronavirus case yesterday.
10 more patients have also reportedly been tested for the virus and their results are currently pending.
The Sun Chronicle stated that the person who tested positive was residing in an assisted living home.
Dr. Brian Patel, Chief of Emergency Services and Associate Chief Quality Officer of Sturdy Memorial Hospital issued the following statement.
“As of March 17, 2020, Sturdy Memorial Hospital has one confirmed case of COVID-19. With regards to the number of patients being tested for this virus, this is changing daily. Across the Commonwealth, we expect both the number of individuals being tested and the number of positive cases to increase in the coming days and weeks. As a community hospital, we have been preparing for this since the outbreak was identified back in December. We remain focused on providing high quality care in a safe environment for our patients and employees.”
As of yesterday, Massachusetts had 218 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 with 5 of them in Bristol County.
Freetown, Easton, and Mansfield also have confirmed cases of the virus.