FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Fort Huachuca confirmed its first coronavirus case Friday.
According to a spokesperson, someone who works at the fort received a positive test Wednesday, April 1.
The case is Cochise County's fifth positive test.
As of April 3, Arizona has reported 41 coronavirus deaths, with 1,769 total cases.
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"We extend our concern and ongoing support to the family and friends of the individual," said Maj. Gen. Laura Potter, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence & Fort Huachuca, in a statement. "The health protection of our force is a top priority, and we will continue to evaluate current day-to-day operations to ensure the safety of all of our Soldiers, family members and civilian personnel."
Fort Huachuca recommended the following to personnel:
All personnel are encouraged to continue to practice proper hygiene as the best way to prevent the spread of viruses, including:
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
* Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.