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Hospitals Failed to Fully Contain Covid-19 Inside Their Walls

Hospitals Failed to Fully Contain Covid-19 Inside Their Walls

An average of 120 patients a day became infected with the new coronavirus inside U.S. hospitals as the pandemic ebbed from its spring peak and rebounded into the summer, according to previously unpublished federal data.

The numbers, provided to The Wall Street Journal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offer one of the widest lenses yet into how hospitals nationwide handled infection control while adapting to a new virus and managing shortages of equipment used to protect health-care workers, who can inadvertently…

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