Coronavirus II

A Loudoun County first responder has tested positive for the coronavirus.

County officials believe the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System first responder contracted the virus while transporting a patient early last week.

The first responder began to develop symptoms possibly consistent with the virus on Saturday.

The first responder and their crew member were immediately advised to quarantine, and the individual with symptoms was tested. Monday’s test results indicated that the symptomatic first responder is positive for the COVID-19 and is currently recovering at home under isolation.

County officials say the first responders who were in close contact with either the COVID-19 positive patient transported last week or the infected responder have been contacted and advised to quarantine.

“LC-CFRS is working alongside the Loudoun County Health Department to identify any members of the public who may have also been in close contact with this system member. LC-CFRS members as well as citizens will be contacted directly by the appropriate agency if there is an exposure concern,” reads a county statement.

Thirteen members of the system are quarantining. 

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold a coronavirus update at Tuesday's 5 p.m. business meeting. The meeting can be viewed online via loudoun.gov/webcast.

There are 188 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Loudoun, including four deaths as of April 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Statewide, there have been 2,878 positive cases, 54 deaths and more than 24,000 tests given.

More information about the coronavirus and how to prevent its spread can be found at CDC.gov/Coronavirus and Loudoun.gov/coronavirus.

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Related: "Why Loudoun County isn't releasing more specific location data, other details on COVID-19 cases"

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