Virginia-based Marine tests positive for new coronavirus, Pentagon says

The Tulley Gate at Fort Belvoir is shown in this undated photo.


By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 7, 2020

A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Department of Defense.

The service member, who recently returned from overseas where he was on official business, is being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, said a statement issued Saturday evening.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been briefed on the situation and the White House has been notified, the statement said.

Further information was not immediately available.


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