Tinker AFB Tops 50 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 8:33 am
By: News 9


Tinker Air Force Base confirmed another case of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. The base has reported seven new cases of the virus since Monday.

The total number of cases reported has risen to 51 at Tinker.

According to the base, the latest confirmed COVID-19 case includes a civilian member who works at the Air Force Sustainment Center. The civilian member was last at work on June 15.

Three members of the 552nd Air Control Wing and a Navy base member tested positive for the virus on Monday. Those four members have been quarantined.

A civilian member of the 76th Maintenance Wing and another civilian assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center contracted COVID-19 on Tuesday. The maintenance member has been in quarantine since June 15 while the AFLCMC civilian member has been teleworking for one month.

The base reported just 10 new positive cases between April 22 and May 27. However, 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Tinker Air Force Base since June 4.

Tinker Air Force Base reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 25.