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7 Leon County deputies test positive for coronavirus

News comes after 2 tested positive last week
Leon County Sheriff's Office Patrol Car
Posted at 5:41 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 17:44:35-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — After two deputies tested positive last week, the Leon County Sheriff's office says five more deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Since reporting the two COVID-19 positive deputies last week, LCSO says seven LCSO deputies have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Four positive results were received after the first two deputies tested positive followed by a fifth deputy, who was given a COVID-19 test a week ago.

The sheriff's office says the fifth deputy got the positive results back Monday, bringing the total to seven deputies overall.

Now, all of the deputies are self-isolating at home.

Additional deputies and staff who came into contact with the COVID-19 positive members are also self-isolating and undergoing COVID-19 tests.

"LCSO is continuing to work with the Florida Department of Health to identify and notify any others who may have had contact with these deputies," deputies wrote in a release published on Monday. "We also continue to monitor the impact of the exposures and take precautions to reduce the spread of the virus."