Bộ y tế tiểu bang Virginia, Health & Human Services System của quận Fairfax, và Bộ Quốc phòng Hoa Kỳ loan báo có 1 Một thủy quân lục chiến Hoa Kỳ tại Fort Belvoir trong quận Fairfax được xác nhận là bị nhiễm COVID-19.

Bộ y tế tiểu bang Virginia ra Thông Báo có 1 Một thủy quân lục chiến Hoa Kỳ tại Fort Belvoir trong quận Fairfax được xác nhận là bị nhiễm COVID-19.

SOURCE Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS).

Virginia’s state and local public health leaders announced two presumptive positive cases of coronaviruses disease earlier today. The first individual is a Marine Base Corps Quantico resident who is at Fort Belvoir. The second individual is a resident of the City of Fairfax in their 80s who traveled on a similar Nile River cruise as other positive coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. See the press release for more information.

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SOURCE: The Virginia Department of Health

Posted on March 7, 2020
(RICHMOND, VA.) – A U.S. Marine at Fort Belvoir has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Virginia health officials confirmed today.

Governor Northam and Cabinet officials have been briefed. Officials at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the Virginia Department of Health are working cooperatively, according to longstanding public health protocols. The teams are in regular and close communication with federal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Public health officials caution that evidence has not been seen of COVID-19 spreading in Virginia and said the risk is low.

Public health officials remind people in Virginia and on military installations to take precautions:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense
March 7, 2020

U.S. Marine Stationed in Virginia Tests Positive for COVID-19

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.

The Secretary of Defense has been briefed. The White House has been notified.