FDNY EMS member tests positive for coronavirus; 19 FDNY members in self-quarantine

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One Brooklyn FDNY EMS member tested positive for COVID-19 Monday but was not exposed to the virus through patient contact, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY tells News 12 in a statement, "One FDNY EMS member has tested positive for COVID-19. This member was not exposed to COVID-19 through patient contact, and believed to have contracted from an individual who recently traveled overseas. While asymptomatic, this member worked three tours in the last week, partnered with five fellow EMS members, and treated eleven patients. All of the patients are being notified by the Department and will be provided additional guidance from DOHMH. The five additional EMS members are all asymptomatic and are being directed to self-quarantine."

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 The FDNY tells News 12 that a total of 19 FDNY members are self-quarantined at this time.

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