Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Dover Air Force Base

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Dover Air Force Base

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Officials announced that an Air Force member assigned to the Dover Air Force Base tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

According to the Dover AFB, the positive case was confirmed on Tuesday, March 24, after samples from the individual were taken at an off-base medical facility in Delaware.

“​The individual is currently in isolation on the installation in accordance with Department of Defense guidance and all other appropriate public health procedures,” according to Dover AFB.

​This is the first confirmed positive case for Dover AFB. Public health officials have started tracing the individual’s recent activity in order to ensure the safety of Airmen, families and the community.

​“We are carefully monitoring this situation and making appropriate notifications,” says Col. Matthew Jones. “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.”

Courtesy: WMDT