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Town of Tonawanda Supervisor tests positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, Emminger provided an update on his status, saying that he is now dealing with pneumonia and had to go back to the hospital.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. — The Town of Tonawanda Supervisor announced Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Joe Emminger posted his health news on his Facebook page. 

He said in his post that he contacted his family doctor after not feeling well since last Thursday.  His doctor told him to go to Kenmore Mercy Hospital to get tested for COVID-19.

The test for COVID-19 came back positive.

"I still can’t believe it. I have no clue where I would have contracted it. I’ve been preaching for four weeks now telling everyone to social distance and stay inside yet I picked it up somewhere!" Emminger said in his post. 

On Saturday, Emminger provided an update on his status, saying that he is now dealing with pneumonia.

Emminger posted on his Twitter account Saturday, saying he had a setback and had to go back to the hospital.

"This is a marathon," he said.

Emminger had been isolating at home. He said earlier in the week that his symptoms were manageable, the worst being shortness of breath. He said he will go back to the hospital if his breathing becomes more labored. 

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