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Newport News Shipbuilding confirms 6th positive case of the coronavirus

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)

Another employee has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19) at Newport News Shipbuilding.

This is the company’s sixth confirmed case so far, the first was reported a little more than a week ago on March 23.

The individual worked at a Off-Yard Office, West Park Lane, and was last on company property on March 27, according to the shipyard’s website.

It’s unclear if the individual had self-reported and if the person is currently quarantined.

As of Wednesday, James City County has 95 cases, Newport News has a 29, York County has 16, Hampton has 14, Williamsburg has 9 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

Virginia has 1,484 positive cases and 34 deaths. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District have died from the coronavirus.

The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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