Coronavirus outbreak at Turlock Fire Department, 10 positive cases reported

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) – A coronavirus outbreak at the Turlock Fire Department has 10 of the department’s 42 firefighters quarantining at home.

“Sunday morning, prior to reporting to their shift, we have two firefighters call in sick exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19,” said Turlock Fire Department’s Interim Fire Chief Gary Carlson.

Carlson said on Sunday those two tested positive and that by Thursday eight others had as well.  

“Out of the 10 firefighters, I believe four of them are asymptomatic, have no symptoms at all. They wouldn’t have known they had it had they not been directed to get tested,” Carlson explained. “The other six all have symptoms that are very minor. One of them has a little more pronounced symptoms but, overall, every one of them is doing very well.”

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