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Naval Station Mayport sailor tests positive for coronavirus

By THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION Published: March 19, 2020

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JACKSONVILE, Fla. (Tribune News Service) — A Mayport sailor has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a spokesperson for Naval Station Mayport.

The spokesperson confirmed the result to First Coast News Wednesday evening and released the following statement:

"The Department of Defense has notified public health authorities of the positive test and has taken prudent precautions to ensure the service member is receiving the appropriate care," the spokesperson said.

"This sailor did the right thing and reported immediately to medical personnel," the spokesperson added. "Training was key here and our military personnel have been well trained to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19."

There are currently 328 cases of coronavirus confirmed across Florida and eight deaths reported, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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