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3rd FDNY member tests positive for COVID-19, 30 waiting for test

Last week an FDNY EMT tested positive for the virus; over the weekend, a department captain was also diagnosed



By Rachel Engel

NEW YORK — A third member of the FDNY was diagnosed with COVID-19 late Monday.

The New York Daily News reported that FDNY officials announced a third member of the department was diagnosed with the virus after an EMT and a fire captain tested positive last week.

“A third FDNY member has tested positive for COVID-19,” the FDNY said in a statement. “This member contracted the illness through community exposure and has been self-quarantined.”

According to the Daily News, more than 30 FDNY members are under self-quarantine while waiting to be tested.