LA Fire Dept. Station That Serves LAX Now Sees 17 Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19

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Now, 17 firefighters have tested positive at a Los Angeles Fire Department station that serves LAX. 

According to LA Fire Captain Erik Scott who told KNX reporter Margaret Carrero that "the fire station has been industrially disinfected."

The number went from 14 firefighters to 17 firefighters on Wednesday.

There are now 17 LAFD Firefighters from Fire Station 80, which serves LAX, that have tested positive for #coronavirus. This is said to be largest outbreak within the department. @KNX1070

— Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) July 8, 2020

Earlier on Wednesday, Scott said the 14 who tested positive are either displaying mild symptoms or asymptomatic and quarantined at home.

"These outbreaks coincide with the surge of COVID-19 cases throughout Los Angeles County," Scott said.

Scott said to they are asking the public to join their team in wearing masks and washing their hands and maintaining a physical distance. The LAFD has seen more than 100 members test positive with more than 50 who have recovered and returned to work. 

Here is a complete list of COVID-19 cases among LAFD, LA County Fire, LASD and LAPD.

In LA County, the LA County Public Health Director has issued a warning about the coronavirus outbreak as cases and hospitalizations surge.


Gov. Newsom has ordered the closure of indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos, movie theaters in certain counties for at least three weeks for more than 20 counties amid rising cases of COVID-19. He has added more counties to that state monitoring list today totaling 26 counties.

Newsom also ordered the closure of bars in LA County and other counties. On June 18, Newsom issued a statewide mandate on wearing masks in public.

All of this as Dr. Fauci warns that the U.S. could see 100,000 cases of COVID-19 a day if Americans don't follow safety protocols and recommendations from public health.