Reports of coronavirus at post hospital are false, Fort Hood says

Fort Hood on Thursday confirmed no cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported or confirmed on post. (Photo by Sam DeLeon/file)

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood on Thursday confirmed no cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported or confirmed on post.

"There are false reports on various social media sites reporting misinformation about Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnall Medical Center," said COL Richard Malish, CRDAMC commander.

Malish said the hospital is staffed by "personnel expert in the treatment and containment of infectious disease."

"While we currently have no cases of confirmed #COVID19 infection in our wards or personnel, we are postured to manage such cases in the future."

Malish further said that "managing sickness is what we do. The Fort Hood community should be reassured that our facility stands ready to support it - no matter what the illness or injury. Very few scenarios would result in a hospital lock-down."