STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Rome firefighters recovering after 15 test positive for COVID-19

The Rome Fire Department recently had a cluster of coronavirus cases, but Mayor Jacqueline Izzo says most affected firefighters are on the mend.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 5:32 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 5:44 PM

ROME, N. Y. – The Rome Fire Department recently had a cluster of coronavirus cases, but Mayor Jacqueline Izzo says most affected firefighters are on the mend.

According to Izzo, one firefighter recently felt ill, and then tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the shift was tested, and 15 returned positive, with 10 asymptomatic, throughout the Central and Laurel Street locations.

Izzo says there were enough firefighters to cover shifts while those infected were quarantined.

“So, we immediately moved to quarantine them, but they were not all together, so these have been spread out. So, at no time did we ever have any issue of the public safety being in jeopardy or anything like that. We had planned for that, to be honest with you," said Izzo.

The department is on its second round of testing, and Izzo says they’re not getting any new positives.

Scroll for more content...

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 602120

Reported Deaths: 34339
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens862467341
Kings851087485
Bronx613165035
Nassau571272241
Suffolk568652035
Westchester472621500
New York426643221
Erie21572762
Richmond212131118
Rockland20708692
Orange15987517
Monroe12771313
Onondaga9362222
Dutchess6728183
Albany5148148
Broome4927133
Oneida4210146
Niagara3213103
Ulster307398
Chemung270232
Putnam247264
Schenectady213655
Sullivan209348
Saratoga196919
Steuben159987
Rensselaer152850
Chautauqua140316
Oswego12736
Ontario112937
Tioga104348
Wayne96712
Columbia96556
Tompkins9360
Cortland9071
Cattaraugus90124
Allegany85649
Madison82118
Genesee8008
Cayuga7357
St. Lawrence6786
Greene63318
Livingston6178
Herkimer58211
Chenango57810
Orleans57656
Warren54335
Otsego5298
Fulton45428
Jefferson4352
Washington43014
Clinton4285
Wyoming4195
Montgomery39612
Delaware3149
Lewis3069
Schuyler2713
Seneca2535
Essex25014
Franklin2395
Yates2397
Schoharie1762
Hamilton391
Out of NY0118
Unassigned018
Utica
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 29°
Oneonta
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 28°
Herkimer
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 29°
Thendara
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 29°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Thanksgiving Sweepstakes
Stuff the Bus Locations
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve