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Newport News Shipbuilding reports 3 more cases 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)

Three employees have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19) at Newport News Shipbuilding.

So far the company has 9 confirmed cases, the first was reported a little more than a week ago on March 23.

One of the individuals is a contractor who worked at Building 600-2, Off-Yard Office, 39th Street and Marshall Avenue and was last on company property on March 26, according to the shipyard’s website.

Another employee was working on the USS George Washington CVN 73, space number 7-84-0-M, North Yard and was last on company property on March 30.

The third person worked at Building 4931-1, Mid-Yard and was last on company property March 30.

It’s unclear if the three individuals self-reported and if they are currently quarantined.

There are now three cases in the Mid-Yard, five cases in the Off Yard Offices and one case on the USS George Washington CVN 72. There are no cases reported in the North Yard, South Yard or on the John F. Kennedy CVN 79 at this time.

As of Thursday, James City County has 97 cases of the coronavirus, Newport News has a 33, York County has 17, Hampton has 16, Williamsburg has 9 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

Virginia has 1,706 positive cases and 41 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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