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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

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.


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.