Third TSA agent at Orlando airport tests positive for coronavirus

17 TSA agents diagnosed nationwide; 4 in Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A third Transportation Security Administration agent working at Orlando International Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, TSA officials confirmed in a statement.

The two agents tested positive after the first Orlando TSA agent became ill with the deadly virus.

Of the two new TSA agents diagnosed, one agent’s last shift was on March 11 at Checkpoint West, which includes Gates 1-59 for airlines such as American, United, Frontier and JetBlue. The second agent was working at East Checkpoint and their last day was March 16, according to the TSA.

“TSA confirms today that two additional Transportation Security Officers who work at Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One officer is resting at home and the other is receiving medical care at a hospital," the statement said. “TSA employees who have come in contact with the officers during the past 14 days were notified and provided direction on next steps.”

The TSA is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Orange County Department to monitor the situation, officials said.

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Only one of the two agents worked in the same area as the first agent who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Her last shift was on March 10.

Across the country, 17 TSA agents have tested positive thus far, four of whom are in Florida.