Two San Diego sailors test positive for coronavirus

Posted at 3:56 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 18:57:35-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Two San Diego Naval Special Warfare sailors have tested positive for coronavirus.

The sailors, who tested positive Sunday, are the first two NSW personnel confirmed with the virus in Navy Region Southwest. They are isolated at their homes, according to Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs.

Those who were in close contact with the two sailors are being quarantined in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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There are now six NSW sailors with coronavirus, according to the Navy. Four sailors are currently isolated at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington state.

"U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy are committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force. We remain in close coordination with local agencies, base tenant commands, and public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and the local community," the Navy said in a release.