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Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon Says He Tested Positive For Coronavirus

(CBS DETROIT) - Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon he tested positive for coronavirus.

Napoleon wrote he is experiencing "very mild symptoms" but his "spirits are high" and his "faith is strong."

Friends, as many of you may have heard, I recently tested positive for COVID-19. I'm experiencing very mild symptoms; my...

Posted by Benny N. Napoleon on Thursday, November 19, 2020

On Nov. 13, the Wayne County sheriff tested negative but on Nov. 17 had another test after his temperature rose and his doctor recommended a second test, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Highland Park Police Chief and Napoleon's brother, Hilton Napoleon, tested positive in March and was placed in an intensive care unit. He recovered from the coronavirus after 71 days of hospitalization.

After the sheriff's announcement on Facebook, his daughter, Tiffani, made a statement asking the public to refrain from contacting her father at this time, "as it is imperative that he get adequate rest and has time to recover."

This is the Sheriff's daughter, Tiffani, we appreciate your prayers and concern for his well being. I respectfully ask...

Posted by Benny N. Napoleon on Thursday, November 19, 2020

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