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FDNY Mechanic Dies from Coronavirus

A Fire Department of New York (FDNY) mechanic has died from coronavirus, according to reports.

The New York Post reported that James Villecco, 55, an employee in the FDNY’s Bureau of Fleet Services since 2014, passed away on Sunday.

He is the first known employee to succumb to the illness. Numerous firefighters have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, John Knox, a retired FDNY fire marshal, passed away from complications earlier in the month.


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