A lethal COVID-19 outbreak at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Middle has grown to greater than 90 instances, the Santa Clara County Public Well being Division stated Tuesday.
At the very least 15 sufferers and not less than 77 employees have been contaminated, with one extra employees member nonetheless needing verification on a lab outcome, the well being division stated.
On Christmas Day, an worker carrying an air-powered tree costume walked the hallways of the emergency division on the hospital. Kaiser stated the costume “probably” is accountable for the staff getting COVID-19, together with a registration clerk who later died.
The well being division stated the supply of the outbreak continues to be underneath investigation.