BOSTON (AP) — Another Attleboro firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 12 the number of people who work for the department who have tested positive, officials say.
The cases include 10 firefighters and two dispatchers, Paul Jacques, president of Attleboro Firefighters Local 848, said Sunday in a statement released to The Sun Chronicle.
“These 10 firefighters and two dispatchers continue to be quarantined and are being monitored according to public health guidelines,” he said.
One was a deputy chief who was hospitalized but has since been discharged to recover at home, Mayor Paul Heroux said Sunday.
Dozens of other members of the department tested negative and test results are pending for several more members of the department, officials say.
The department has 94 firefighters and eight dispatchers.
Fire Chief Scott Lachance said the outbreak in the department has not affected public safety.
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