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Tonawanda Town Supervisor Joe Emminger tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 21:43:02-04

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Joe Emminger, the Town of Tonawanda supervisor announced on social media that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

"After feeling shortness of breath, having a dry cough and frankly just not feeling well, I called my doctor who advised I get tested for COVID. You guessed it, I tested positive for COVID," he tweeted Tuesday.

Emminger is a diabetic. He says, because of that underlying health condition, his doctors thought he should be tested after showing symptoms. He is at home, quarantined in his bedroom.

"I can’t say enough about the doctors, nurses and technicians there. They all were outstanding! They gave me an EKG, chest X-ray, drew blood AND gave me a COVID test. They all came back negative EXCEPT the COVID19 test," write Emminger in a Facebook post.

According to the Erie County COVID-19 cases map, 118 people have tested positive for the virus in the Town of Tonawanda.

"This is real and it’s no fun. Take every precaution available to protect yourself. Thank you!" added Emminger.