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TSA agent at Denver airport dies after contracting COVID-19

A Transportation Security Administration officer at Denver International Airport died Monday due to COVID-19, the federal agency announced in a news release.

Eduard Faktorovich joined TSA in Denver in late 2018 and worked exclusively at checkpoints at the airport, TSA said in the news release.

His last day on the job was Nov. 2. TSA officials did not say when Faktorovich is believed to have contracted COVID-19 or whether he displayed symptoms.

“His colleagues remember him as a kind and respectful person, who always had a smile on his face,” the agency said. “Although Eduard was with TSA for only two-and-a-half years, the entire team at (Denver International Airport) is saddened by the loss of one their own.”

TSA said the agency continues to take precautions to protect its workforce and and travelers alike.

The agency did not disclose Faktorovich’s age.

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