Second Tripler Army Medical Center employee tests positive for coronavirus

Second Tripler Army Medical Center employee tests positive for coronavirus
Civilian employee at Tripler Army Medical Center tests positive for coronavirus

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A second employee who works at Tripler Army Medical Center has tested positive for coronavirus, officials announced Saturday.

The employee had recently traveled to New York.

So far, four people linked to Hawaii’s U.S. Army facilities have contracted the virus.

In an update on Facebook, Col. Tom Barrett said two are civilian employees at Tripler Army Medical Center and a third is a civilian who works at Wheeler Army Airfield.

Also Saturday, officials said a soldier with the 25th Infantry Battalion based in Hawaii tested positive.

Officials said the soldier traveled to Las Vegas on March 13 and returned to Oahu on March 15. The soldier was ordered to self-quarantine and became symptomatic on March 18.

A test was conducted Thursday and confirmed to be positive a day later.

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