Boston Officer, VA Nurse Test Positive For Coronavirus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A police officer in Boston and a Veterans Administration nurse in Brockton have both tested positive for coronavirus.

On Sunday, Boston Police Department confirmed one of its officers is among the 525 people in the state with a positive coronavirus test.

This comes after a statement was released on Saturday confirming a VA nurse in Brockton had tested positive for coronavirus. The VA said the nurse is currently recovering at home.

"Infectious Disease and Occupational Health services are taking precautions to trace and contact individuals that could had contact with the nurse," the statement said.

The VA is asking veterans who have possible symptoms of coronavirus to "please stay home" to prevent the spread of the virus, and to contact a healthcare provider for further advice.

Vincent Ng, Director of the VA Boston Healthcare System also announced that in preparation for an expected surge of presumptive or confirmed COVID patients, teams have "reconfigured existing spaces for a COVID ICU and COVID ward at the West Roxbury campus to treat patients."(Photo: Getty Images)

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