A U.S. Marine assigned to Virginia tested positive Saturday for coronavirus, a Department of Defense spokesman said, marking a first for the state.
The patient, assigned to Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, returned recently from “official business” overseas, tweeted Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs. Rath Hoffman said Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and the White House have been briefed.
The person is being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, he said.
“Public health officials caution that evidence has not been seen of COVID-19 spreading in Virginia and said the risk is low,” the Virginia Department of Health said in a statement.
Source : Washington Post