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Las Vegas corrections officer tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:08:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

This person was on vacation and visited a city heavily impacted by the virus, according to the department.

When he returned home, without returning to work, the correctional officer began to develop symptoms and was seen by his primary care physician.

As a result, he was determined to be positive for the virus.

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LVMPD said the employee never entered the workplace after returning home from vacation and was not experiencing symptoms before leaving Las Vegas. Therefore, no workplace contamination occurred.

As of Friday, 31 LVMPD employees have been tested for the virus, with 14 returning negative and 16 results pending.