BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A member of the Maryland National Guard has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials have confirmed.

Officials said that the soldier is in isolation and that about 20 additional soldiers from the same unit are quarantined as a precaution to limit the spread of the virus.

Officials also said military medical personnel and leaders are taking precautions to protect other Maryland National Guard members and Marylanders by cleaning and sanitizing work areas and equipment.


No further information has been released.

Maryland officials announced Friday there are now at least 774 cases of coronavirus in the state. That’s an increase of 425 cases over the last three days.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.


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