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US Marine tests positive for coronavirus in Virginia
A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Saturday, making him the first Marine to contract the disease and the third American service member to become infected.
The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday that a member of the U.S. military tested positive on Wednesday in South Korea, and a U.S. Navy sailor tested positive in Naples, Italy on Saturday. A U.S. Army soldier deployed to Kuwait was also being monitored for coronavirus.
source: FOX News
A U.S. Marine in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has become the first person in the state to contract the novel coronavirus, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement via Twitter on Saturday evening.
The big picture: The Marine was being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital after recently returning from overseas, where he was on official business, Hoffman said. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the White House have been briefed on the case. On Friday, a U.S. Navy sailor stationed in Naples, Italy, became the first in Europe to test positive for the virus. An American soldier stationed in South Korea was quarantined on Feb. 25 after testing positive for COVID-19
A U.S. marine in Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Virginia health officials announced Saturday.
According to Department of Defense spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman, the patient is currently being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
“The Marine recently returned from overseas where he was on official business. Secretary Esper and the White House have been briefed,” Hoffman tweeted.
A U.S Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, VA tested positive today for COVID-19 and is currently being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Marine recently returned from overseas where he was on official business. Secretary Esper and the White House have been briefed.
— Jonathan Rath Hoffman (@ChiefPentSpox) March 7, 2020
A Marine at Fort Belvoir in VIRGINIA has tested positive for the coronavirus.
There are now coronavirus cases in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.: pic.twitter.com/kNDL0Qw2P7
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) March 8, 2020