Person with coronavirus at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is Wayne County’s 1st case

Wayne County News

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Officials announced Monday night that a person at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base had the military installation’s first case of coronavirus.

The base, located just southeast of Goldsboro, reported the case of COVID-19 around 7:30 p.m. The case is also the first coronavirus case in Wayne County, officials said.

The sick person, a dependent of an active-duty Airman, was showing symptoms of COVID-19, military officials said

“Due to the preparation and quick action of our medical group, the member and their family have been isolated in their home since first showing symptoms,” a news release on Facebook said.

It’s not clear how long before showing symptoms the person was around others at the base. It’s also unknown if the service member or more of that person’s family is ill.

“I need all of you to remain calm,” Col. Donn Yates said as part of a statement.

On Friday, a Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune dependent patient tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Earlier Monday, the U.S. Air Force announced cases on three bases throughout the United States:

  • Travis Air Force Base, California is currently monitoring two positive cases of COVID-19 – one for an active-duty Airman, and one for a dependent of a service member.
  • Moody Air Force Base, Georgia has an active-duty member undergoing evaluation and treatment following a presumptive positive COVID-19 test.
  • Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama has a civilian employee who undergoing evaluation and treatment following a confirmed result for COVID-19.

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