Three people test positive for Covid-19 after taking Delta flight

Three people test positive for Covid-19 after taking Delta flight
Delta said it have been made aware of three customers who tested positive for Covid-19. Source: Delta
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Daily US Times: On Friday, three people have tested positive for coronavirus after taking a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Albany, New York.

A release from the Rensselaer County Health Department said the Flight 4815 left on July 6 and passengers were not symptomatic on the flight but began showing symptoms on July 7.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said: “We have been made aware of three customers who tested positive for Covid-19 and recently traveled on Endeavor from Atlanta to Albany. We are following the guidance of local healthcare officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of our customers and crews is our top priority.”

Mr Black said: Delta is in contact with regional CDC officials and has provided a manifest of the flight.

Rensselaer County in upstate New York issued an advisory for the passengers on that flight.

The county is working with the local health departments and state health department as the case develops.

Delta announced 500 of its 90,000 nationwide employees tested positive for coronavirus in June. At that time the airline said they had added more space, clean surfaces and introduced safer service, including the requirement that all employees and customers wear face masks.

The airline also restored beer and wine options on July 2.

Beverages were dropped abruptly from the service in March because the airline wanted to minimize interaction between the passengers and flight attendants, but it has now worked on procedures to safely give the drinks to customers.

Delta is evaluating the return of soft drinks, spirits, and a larger selection of snacks and meals.

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