CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Editor's Note: The video accompanying this story aired on 3News prior to news of the negative test results being released.
A Corpus Christi Fire Department firefighter who was tested for COVID-19 after coming into contact with a positive case during a service call has tested negative for the virus, according to Nueces County officials.
According to Nueces County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn, five firefighters were quarantined after responding to call that put them in contact with a patient suffering congestive heart failure. That call happened March 19, but on Wednesday it was discovered that the patient was tested positive for COVID-19.
The firefighters who were in contact with that patient were placed in quarantine until April 2. One of them, who began feeling sick Wednesday, was tested Thursday morning. Test results came back negative.
However, the firefighters will remain in quarantine until April 2 out of an abundance of caution.
Meanwhile, three other firefighters had been placed in quarantine after coming into contact with the firefighter who felt sick. They have been placed back on duty.
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