UPDATE: 7 Nellis AFB service members test positive for COVID-19

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Cars line up at the Nellis Air Force Base main gate as they undergo security checks. Nellis AFB, the “Home of the Fighter Pilot,” is located about 8 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Seven Nellis Air Force Base service members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Another additional case was added Sunday after it was announced Saturday that the base had 6 service members test positive, for a total of now seven confirmed cases.

According to a statement from Nellis, “All service members are being treated and entered isolation at the time of symptom onset. The members will remain in isolation in accordance with CDC protocols.”

Nellis AFB continues to work closely with our federal, state, and local health officials to ensure our detection and response efforts are coordinated. Nellis AFB leadership is constantly monitoring the situation and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

The base said Friday that a member of a geographically separated unit of the 57th Wing stationed at Fairchild AFB in Washington had also tested positive.

For Nellis-specific COVID-19 information, please click here.

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