This story was last updated April 1.
As COVID-19 continues to spread to communities across the country, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus in the military community, as well as the number of tests administered to military members.
As of April 1, officials said there have now been 1,405 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, within the DoD: 771 military, 225 dependents, 273 civilians and 74 Defense Department contractors. In addition, 42 military members, eight dependents and seven civilians have recovered, and five DoD-connected personnel have died.
Of the current cases, 74have required hospitalization, officials said: 40 service members, 22 civilians, nine dependents and three contractors.
The Defense Department announced the first military-connected coronavirus death March 22: a DoD contractor based in Falls Church, Virginia who worked for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
The first military dependent died March 26 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
On March 30, the Defense Department announced the first death of a U.S. service member from the disease: Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, 57, of the New Jersey Army National Guard.
While the Defense Department has not broken this data down by service, these are some of the cases for which public information is publicly available:
- A Quantico-based Marine was Virginia's first coronavirus case March 7 and is in treatment at Fort Belvoir.
- Two Marines at Marines at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California, have tested positive.
- The dependent of a Camp Lejeune-based service member was confirmed to have coronavirus earlier this month. The base is now in the elevated Health Protection Condition-Bravo.
- Two staff members, one sailor and one civilian, at the Capt. James A. Lovell Health Care Center in Chicago, Ill. tested positive March 21.
- A sailor stationed aboard Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba tested positive and is in home isolation.
- A civilian employee working at the Child Development Center at Naval Station Everett, Washington, tested positive March 23. The center was closed immediately for cleaning.
- A sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer Ralph Johnson in Everett, Washington tested positive March 17.
- A sailor aboard the littoral combat ship Coronado in San Diego tested positive March 17.
- The Navy closed a San Diego schoolhouse March 17 after two students and an instructor got sick.
- A staff member with U.S. 2nd Fleet out of Norfolk, Virginia tested positive March 17.
- A sailor from Naval Base Point Loma, California is a presumed positive for coronavirus as of March 16.
- A Navy civilian at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Falls Church, Virginia tested "presumptive positive" for the disease March 9.
- A sailor aboard the amphibious assault ship Boxer was diagnosed with coronavirus March 15 following a March 9 family day at sea onboard the ship.
- Another sailor from Naval Base San Diego has also tested positive and is being isolated at home.
- A sailor in Italy tested positive for coronavirus March 7.
- A U.S. soldier in South Korea was the first confirmed active-duty case of coronavirus Feb. 25.
- The soldier's wife also reportedly contracted the virus.
- The Korea-based widow of a retired soldier was diagnosed the same week.
- A sailor assigned to U.S. Army Europe's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, has also tested positive.
- Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota reported one "adult, non-military" individual who tested positive March 18. The base declared a public health emergency.
- An airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, tested positive March 16.
- A civilian employee at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, was the state's first COVID-19 case.
- Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, has also announced a coronavirus case on base involving an active-duty airman now undergoing treatment.
- Two are being treated for coronavirus at Travis Air Force Base, California: an active-duty airman and a military dependent.
- An active-duty airman assigned to Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, was the first airman to test positive March 12.
On March 14, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the first VA-connected fatality due to coronavirus: a veteran in his 70s in the VA Portland, Oregon, health care system who had "underlying health issues."
As of April 1, VA is also tracking 1,602 total positive cases among veterans. It is no longer breaking the numbers down by presumptive positives and positives confirmed by the CDC. A total of 53 veterans tracked by the VA have died.
Their locations and status are as follows:
Positive VA cases
- Alaska VAHSRO (Anchorage AK): 1 outpatient
- Alexandria, LA: 1 outpatient
- Amarillo HCS (Amarillo TX): 1 inpatient
- Ann Arbor, MI: 17 inpatient, 13 outpatient
- Asheville, NC: 1 outpatient
- Atlanta, GA: 14 inpatient, 48 outpatient
- Augusta, GA: 1 inpatient, 4 outpatient
- Battle Creek, MI: 1 outpatient
- Bay Pines, FL: 1 inpatient, 4 outpatient
- Bedford, MA: 2 outpatient
- Birmingham, AL: 3 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Boston HCS (Boston): 1 inpatient, 8 outpatient
- Bronx, NY: 15 inpatient, 61 outpatient
- Butler, PA: 1 outpatient
- Central Alabama HCS (Montgomery AL): 2 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Central Arkansas HCS (Little Rock AR): 2 inpatient, 3 outpatient
- Central California HCS (Fresno CA): 1 outpatient
- Central Plains HCS (Omaha NE): 4 inpatient, 6 outpatient
- Central Texas HCS (Temple TX): 1 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Cheyenne WY: 5 outpatient
- Chicago (Westside), IL: 9 inpatient, 42 outpatient
- Chillicothe, OH: 1 outpatient
- Cincinnati, OH: 1 inpatient, 18 outpatient
- Clarksburg, WV: 1 inpatient
- Cleveland, OH: 4 inpatient, 14 outpatient
- Coatesville, PA: 2 outpatient
- Columbia, SC: 5 inpatient, 16 outpatient
- Connecticut HCS (Westhaven): 13 inpatient, 21 outpatient
- Dayton, OH: 1 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Detroit, MI: 18 inpatient, 32 outpatient
- Eastern Colorado HCS (Denver CO): 5 inpatient, 54 outpatient
- Fargo, ND: 1 outpatient
- Fayetteville, NC: 3 outpatient
- Greater Los Angeles HCS (Los Angeles CA): 9 inpatient, 6 outpatient
- Hampton, VA: 13 inpatient, 4 outpatient
- Hines, IL: 7 outpatient
- Houston, TX: 5 inpatient, 5 outpatient
- Hudson Valley HCS (Castle Point, Montrose): 6 inpatient, 21 outpatient
- Indianapolis, IN: 26 inpatient, 22 outpatient
- Jackson, MS: 3 outpatient
- Lebanon, PA: 6 outpatient
- Lexington, KY: 2 outpatient
- Loma Linda, CA: 6 outpatient
- Long Beach HCS (Long Beach CA): 3 inpatient, 7 outpatient
- Louisville, KY: 7 inpatient, 5 outpatient
- Madison, WI: 3 outpatient
- Martinsburg, WV: 1 inpatient, 2 outpatient
- Maryland HCS (Baltimore MD): 2 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Memphis, TN: 3 outpatient
- Miami, FL: 6 inpatient, 11 outpatient
- Milwaukee, WI: 15 inpatient, 16 outpatient
- Minneapolis, MN: 1 inpatient, 8 outpatient
- Montana HCS (Fort Harrison MT): 1 outpatient
- Mountain Home, TN: 6 outpatient
- Muskogee, OK: 2 outpatient
- N. Florida/S. Georgia HCS (Gainesville FL): 2 inpatient, 5 outpatient
- New Jersey HCS (East Orange): 7 inpatient, 21 outpatient
- New Mexico HCS (Albuquerque NM): 4 outpatient
- New Orleans, LA: 32 inpatient, 255 outpatient
- New York HHS (Brooklyn): 19 inpatient, 57 outpatient
- North Chicago, IL: 20 outpatient
- North Texas HCS (Dallas TX): 4 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Northampton, MA: 4 outpatient
- Northern Arizona HCS (Prescott AZ): 3 outpatient
- Northern California HCS (Martinez CA): 1 inpatient, 7 outpatient
- Northport, NY: 16 inpatient, 23 outpatient
- Oklahoma City, OK: 2 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Orlando, FL: 5 inpatient, 26 outpatient
- Palo Alto HCS (Palo Alto CA): 4 inpatient, 8 outpatient
- Philadelphia, PA: 4 inpatient, 11 outpatient
- Phoenix, AZ: 2 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Pittsburgh HCS (Pittsburgh PA): 1 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Portland, OR: 2 inpatient, 3 outpatient
- Puget Sound HCS (Seattle WA): 6 inpatient, 21 outpatient
- Richmond, VA: 1 inpatient, 14 outpatient
- Roseburg HCS (Roseburg OR): 1 outpatient
- Salisbury, NC: 1 outpatient
- Salt Lake City HCS (Salt Lake City UT): 3 outpatient
- San Diego HCS (San Diego CA): 15 outpatient
- San Francisco, CA: 2 inpatient, 3 outpatient
- San Juan, PR: 3 inpatient, 30 outpatient
- Shreveport, LA: 6 inpatient, 11 outpatient
- Sierra Nevada HCS (Reno NV): 1 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Sioux Falls SD: 2 outpatient
- South Texas HCS (San Antonio TX): 5 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Southern Arizona HCS (Tucson AZ): 2 inpatient, 2 outpatient
- Southern Nevada HCS (Las Vegas NV): 6 inpatient, 8 outpatient
- Spokane, WA: 2 inpatient, 1 outpatient
- Tampa, FL: 1 inpatient, 3 outpatient
- Tennessee Valley HCS (Nashville TN): 3 inpatient, 9 outpatient
- Togus ME: 1 outpatient
- Tomah, WI: 1 outpatient
- Upstate New York HCS: 8 inpatient, 7 outpatient
- VA Heartland East (Saint Louis MO): 6 inpatient, 6 outpatient
- VA Heartland West (Kansas City MO): 3 inpatient, 10 outpatient
- Washington DC: 14 inpatient, 35 outpatient
- West Palm Beach, FL: 4 inpatient, 2 outpatient
- White River Junction VT: 2 outpatient
- Wilkes-Barre, PA: 1 inpatient, 3 outpatient
- Wilmington DE: 2 outpatient
VA officials say they have administered more than 16,833 coronavirus tests to date, and add they believe they have enough to meet demand.
Troops or veterans who believe they have symptoms of the virus, which can include shortness of breath, fever and a cough, are advised to call their health care provider or VA facility right away. Military members are also advised to stay home and notify their supervisor.
-- Hope Hodge Seck can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeSeck.