A COVID-19 infection identified in a Queen’s Medical Center patient has led to a cluster involving 39 people in two weeks, the hospital said Thursday.

Twenty-seven staff members and 12 patients have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus to date.

All who have tested positive are in quarantine or under hospital care.

Queens Medical Center.
The Queen’s Medical Center. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hospital representatives refused to provide any further information about the outbreak Thursday.

The Queen’s Medical Center has been inoculating staff members since December with the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 5,700 medical personnel have received the vaccine, according to hospital officials.

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