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FDNY says 170 of its members test positive for coronavirus

Added 03-27-20 12:25:03am EST - “An FDNY spokesman couldn't say Thursday night how many of those employees were firefighters or EMS workers.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “FDNY says 170 of its members test positive for coronavirus”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Coronavirus hit the Fire Department’s sick rolls Thursday, with 170 of its members testing positive for the illness, officials said.

An FDNY spokesman couldn’t say Thursday night how many of those employees were firefighters or EMS workers.

About 11,000 FDNY employees are assigned to emergency response and putting out fires, and another 4.300 work in emergency medical services, city budget documents show. The rest are civilian employees of the department.

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