PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Fire Department has announced the line-of-duty death of a firefighter who was battling COVID-19.
Firefighter Eric Gore passed away Tuesday at Temple University Hospital.
The department said Gore most recently served at Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill.
His brother, Lamont Gore, is a firefighter with the Philadelphia Fire Department.
The department tweeted a photo of Firefighter Eric Gore on Wednesday morning with the caption, "Rest in peace."
Officials say there have been 1,290 coronavirus-related deaths in the city. The number of COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia has topped 23,000.