Denver airport TSA agent dies from COVID-19

A TSA agent passed away this week from COVID-19, according to a Tuesday news release.
A TSA agent passed away this week from COVID-19, according to a Tuesday news release.

Credit: File Photo

Credit: File Photo

A TSA agent passed away this week from COVID-19, according to a Tuesday news release.

Eduard Faktorovich, who passed away Monday, worked at the Denver International Airport.

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Faktorovich joined TSA in April 2018 and worked exclusively at the checkpoint. His last date on duty at the checkpoint was Nov. 2, according to the release.

“His death is a reminder to all of us at TSA of the ongoing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the agency said in the statement. “We remain committed to continuing to take every precaution to help protect our workforce as well as airline travelers.”

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According to the TSA website, nine agents have died from the coronavirus and there have been 2,885 agent infections in airports around the country.

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has had 107 TSA coronavirus cases among staff, according to the TSA website.

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