U.S. Navy Reports Updated Positive COVID-19 Cases

Story Number: NNS200326-07Release Date: 3/26/2020 6:00:00 PM
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From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Editors note: Story revised on March 27, 8:00am.

On March 26, the Navy identified 34 additional Sailors and Navy civilians who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Two Sailors assigned to a San Diego-based ship and one Sailor assigned to a Pearl Harbor-based command tested positive. One Navy civilian in Port Hueneme, California tested positive. In Memphis, Tennessee, four Sailors tested positive. Millington, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia each had one Sailor test positive. New Orleans, Louisiana had one Navy civilian test positive. In Everett, Washington, one Navy civilian tested positive. In Newport, Rhode Island, one Sailor tested positive. In Norfolk, Virginia, one Navy civilian tested positive. In Yokosuka, Japan, one Sailor tested positive. Gaeta, Italy and Rota, Spain each had one Sailor test positive. Additionally, 17 Sailors assigned to a ship underway in the Pacific have also tested positive for COVID-19.

People in close contact with those who tested positive were quarantined and are being monitored. Military health professionals are continuing to determine if others were possibly exposed, and will take additional precautionary measures as necessary.

The Navy is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of the force. The Navy remains in close coordination with state and federal public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and of local communities.

For questions, contact the Navy Office of Information at 703-697-5342 or visit https://www.navy.mil/.

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