Nearly 100 Detroit firefighters, including union leadership, have coronavirus

Union president hospitalized

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Shawn Ley & Dane Kelly, WDIV-TV:

Top officials at the Detroit Fire Fighters Association and about 100 Detroit firefights and medics are fighting coronavirus.

Tom Gehart, the president of Detroit’s firefighter union, is a father to three young children and is only 40. He had to be rushed to the hospital Wednesday with a 105-degree fever and coronavirus hurting his ability to breath.

Nearly 100 Detroit firefighters and medics have tested positive for the virus and some are hospitalized. The department saw its first COVID-19-related death of a firefighter when Franklin Williams Jr. died April 8.

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