Three passengers test positive for coronavirus after Delta flight from Atlanta to New York

Three passengers who took a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Albany, New York, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.

The passengers were aboard Flight 4815 Monday, the Rensselaer County Health Department said. They began to show symptoms Tuesday. They did not have symptoms when they flew.

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“We have been made aware of three customers who tested positive for COVID-19 and recently traveled on Endeavor from Atlanta to Albany,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black told CNN. “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.”

In June, the airline said 500 of their 90,000 employees worldwide had tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN reported. At the time they added more space and implemented cleaning protocols to provide safer service. They also required all employees and passengers to wear masks.