FORT BELVOIR, Va. (WJZ) — A Marine at a base in northern Virginia tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday, a defense department official said.

The Marine was assigned to Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, defense department spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said on Twitter.

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According to the Virginia Department of Health, the Marine was the first person in the state to test positive for COVID-19.

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The Marine had been overseas on official business and recently returned to the U.S. Officials said he is being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.