San Jose firefighter tests positive for COVID-19, 50 firefighters quarantined

Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 14:35:28-04

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A San Jose firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19 and he may have exposed other first responders, our affiliate ABC7 reported.

According to ABC7, 50 firefighters were quarantined as a precautionary result. The firefighter who tested positive has now been hospitalized.

Officials said they don't know how the firefighter contracted coronavirus.