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2 Palm Beach County deputies test positive for coronavirus

Third deputy awaiting test results
Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 22:43:04-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A pair of Palm Beach County deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the deputies are now under quarantine at home.

A third deputy is in a hospital awaiting test results.

Barbera said that any employees, including medical personnel, who came in contact with the two deputies have been put in self-quarantine and tested.

People who came in contact with the third deputy are in quarantine but have not been tested.

It's unclear how the deputies contracted the virus.

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According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 101 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County.

Seventeen people have been hospitalized and three have died in the county, health officials said.