CDC report finds over 60,000 healthcare workers have COVID-19

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This Tuesday, March 31, 2020 photo provided by emergency room nurse Cynthia Riemer shows her at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, wearing a welder’s mask from a hardware store and other hospital-issued protective gear. Nurses are supplementing their hospital PPE with items such as the welder’s mask to conserve hospital supplies. (Cynthia Riemer via AP)

TAMPA (WFLA) – Tens of thousands of the nation’s healthcare workers have fallen ill with COVID-19.

According to the CDC, 62,344 healthcare personnel have become sick with the virus.

The CDC says there have been over 290 deaths among healthcare personnel with over 1,662,400 cases in the country and 98,000 deaths.

By: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff

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