6 Rescuers at Condo in Surfside, Fla., Test Positive for Virus

Six emergency medical staff serving to with rescue efforts at the location of a collapsed apartment in Surfside, Fla., have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, Alan R. Cominsky, the chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, stated at a information convention on Saturday.

The staff, who have been all a part of the identical activity pressure, have been now not at the location, Chief Cominsky stated, including that contact tracing had been carried out and that 424 members of different Florida activity pressure groups responding to the location had been examined.

Chief Cominsky didn’t deal with the situations of the six staff in his feedback. It was unclear whether or not they had been vaccinated.

The chief instructed The Miami Herald on Friday that the six emergency medical staff have been firefighters from Florida, however that they weren’t from Miami-Dade.

“We do have our medical procedures in place,” he instructed the newspaper. “Unfortunately, this is another challenge, but something we’ve been dealing with for over the past year.”

Average each day reviews of recent circumstances in Florida have risen by 55 p.c in the previous two weeks, in accordance with a New York Times database. Across the state, 65 p.c of residents 18 and older have obtained at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and 56 p.c are totally vaccinated.

At the information convention on Saturday, Chief Cominsky stated the rescue effort would proceed with groups from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Indiana in addition to these from Florida.