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TSA Says 500 of Its Employees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

208 TSA employees have recovered from the illness

Passengers wearing protective masks enter a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles on April 9, 2020.
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Five hundred people who work for the Transportation Security Administration have tested positive for COVID-19, including four people who died from the disease, the agency said Wednesday.

Of the 500 who tested positive, 208 TSA employees recovered from the illness, the agency said in a statement.

Almost 40 percent of positive cases were found in employees working in the three major airports serving the greater New York City region.

For the full story, go to NBC News.

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