Dover Air Force Base reports first coronavirus case

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An Air Force member assigned to Dover  Air Force Base tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The positive test was confirmed at an off-base medical facility in Delaware.

​The individual is currently in isolation on the base in accordance with Department of Defense guidance and all other appropriate public health procedures.

​“We are carefully monitoring this situation and making appropriate notifications,” said Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander. “The health and safety of Team Dover continues to be the top priority and leadership from Dover AFB is committed to working closely with local agencies to mitigate further spread of the virus.”

​This is the first confirmed positive case for the base. Public health officials are tracing the individual’s recent activity in order to ensure the safety of airmen, families and the community. 

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