Fort Hood soldier tests positive for COVID-19

A Fort Hood soldier has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the post announced Monday March 23. (File)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) One of the 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bell County involves a Fort Hood solder, the post announced Monday.

The unnamed soldier is male, ranges in age from 30 to 39, lives in the county and is assigned to the 3rd Cavalry regiment.

He is self-quarantined at his off-post residence.

“Out of an abundance of caution, other Soldiers who he may have been in contact with are self-quarantined in their residences,” Fort Hood said.

Another of the Bell County residents who have confirmed cases of the virus is a military retiree who’s male, between the ages of 40 and 49, and lives in Killeen, the post said.

He, too, is self-quarantined at his home.