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Marine diagnosed with coronavirus reportedly works near Pentagon

Pentagon (Collin Rose/Flickr)

A Marine who tested positive for coronavirus was reportedly working out of an agency near the Pentagon.

The Marine, who has not been publicly identified, works at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Reuters reported Monday.

He or she is currently being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital after returning from Ethiopia on “official business,” Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement Sunday.

The Marine is “administratively attached to Henderson Hall” and was staying in Marine Corps Base Quantico housing, according to MCB.

“Officials at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the Virginia Department of Health are working cooperatively, according to longstanding public health protocols,” the Virginia Department of Health said in a press release. “Public health officials caution that evidence has not been seen of COVID-19 spreading in Virginia and said the risk is low.”

At least three people have tested positive in northern Virginia so far, most recently an Arlington County resident who was diagnosed Sunday night, according to health officials. A Fairfax resident who had recently gone on a Nile River cruise also tested positive.


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