U.S. Navy civilian marks Virginia's eighth 'presumptive positive' coronavirus case

Posted at 5:21 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:25:02-04

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - A U.S. Navy civilian employee was tested "presumptive positive" for the coronavirus, marking the first positive case of a U.S. Navy civilian in Virginia.

The Navy civilian works at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Falls Church.

According to a statement released by the Navy, the individual is being hospitalized in Northern Virginia in accordance with the CDC.

The positive result is presumptive positive and will be confirmed through CDC testing.

People who have been in close contact with individual have been notified, according to Navy officials.

Military health professionals are conducting a thorough contact investigation to determine whether any other personnel may have been in close contact and possibly exposed.

BUMED says it is committed in taking every measure possible to protect the health of the Navy.