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Fort Meade reports first COVID-19 related death

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 14:58:00-04

FORT MEADE, Md. — Fort Meade announced its first reported COVID-19 related death on Wednesday.

Officials say a military retiree underwent testing on March 30, which came back positive on April 2.

The patient had been self-isolating at home on Fort Meade, before being transported to a civilian hospital where he died.

Officials say the patient's name will be released 24 hours after his family is notified.

There are approximately 11,000 service members, dependents, government civilians, contractors and retirees who live on Fort Meade.

Fort Meade says they're "employing every resource to protect service members, their families and their civilian co-workers during the COVID-19 pandemic."

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 10,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland including 349 deaths and 64 probable deaths, which means a lab didn't yet confirm the person tested positive for the virus.