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FORT BRAGG, NC - MAY 13: A sign shows Fort Bragg information May 13, 2004 in Fayettville, North Carolina. The 82d Airborne Division was assigned here in 1946, upon its return form Europe. In 1951, XVIII Airborne Corps was reactivated here and Fort Bragg became widely known as the "home of the airborne." Today Fort Bragg and neighboring Pope Air Force Base form one of the largest military complexes in the world. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Fort Bragg officials announced the installation has seen its second and third diagnosed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The two individuals are a 57-year-old Cumberland County resident and Department of the Army Civilian medical professional in the dental department at Womack Army Medical Center; and a 29-year-old dependent of a soldier.

The announcement from Fort Bragg is below:

A second and third positive case of COVID-19 have been reported to the Fort Bragg Department of Public Health.

The first individual is a 57 year-old Department of the Army Civilian medical professional who works in the dental department at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC). The individual self-quarantined when they first developed symptoms before being tested at the Veterans Administration hospital. The employee is in isolation at their residence in Cumberland County.

The second individual is a 29 year-old dependent of a Service Member on Fort Bragg. The individual is currently in isolation at WAMC.

Womack Army Medical Center’s Department of Public Health is investigating where these individuals may have had contact with people and will notify any contacts who fall under the guidelines for additional monitoring and testing.

 

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