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Jacksonville City Councilman Newby Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jacksonville City Councilman Sam Newby
Jacksonville City Councilman Sam Newby

A Jacksonville City Council member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry first shared the news that Councilman Sam Newby tested positive for the virus in a tweet Sunday night.

“Today I learned from Councilman Sam Newby that he was being treated at St. Vincent’s hospital and had been informed of a positive test result for COVID-19. Because Councilman Randy White visited CM Newby at the hospital within the last 48 hours, CM white is self isolating at home,” Curry wrote.

WJCT News partner News4Jax spoke to Newby on the phone Sunday night and he said he is doing fine.

For the rest of the story  and a video report, see this News4Jax webpage.

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