Fort Campbell, Fort Knox have first coronavirus cases
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell has recorded its first cases of the new coronavirus at the Army installation.
The Army said the patients are both dependents of military retirees at the post and tested positive for the virus. Both are isolated at home, off the military post, which is along the Tennessee-Kentucky border.
At Fort Knox, a civilian employee tested positive, the post said Friday. Health officials are working to identify any contacts the person has had.
Army officials at Fort Campbell and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital health care providers conducted contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.
There were more than 300 confirmed cases of the virus statewide in Kentucky on Friday.
Meanwhile, 200 medical personnel from Fort Campbell's 531st Hospital Center have deployed to New York to provide healthcare services in the hard-hit city.
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