Ft. Benning soldier tests positive for COVID-19

Ft. Benning soldier tests positive for COVID-19

FORT BENNING, Ga. (WTVM) - A Fort Benning soldier has tested positive for COVID-19.

Martin Army Community Hospital received the results March 26. This is the fourth case associated with the military installation.

Fort Benning officials said the individual has not had contact with a person with COVID-19 or traveled outside the United States. The individual has been in self-quarantine at an off-post residence since March 17 and has followed all protective measures as outline by the CDC.

People who have had contact with this person will be notified to isolate in their homes.

Martin Army Community Hospital is currently conducting contact tracing to determine and notify all impacted hospital staff and has also notified the solder’s unit.

“The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our community to the best of our ability,” said Commanding General Maj. Gen. Gary M. Brito. “We will make decisions based on facts and analysis as the situation continues to change. We will continue to work with our local partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our force, our families and our communities.”

The individual is belonged counted as a positive case for Muscogee County for health tracking purposes.

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