Tinker AFB Reports New Single-Day High For COVID-19 Cases


Friday, July 10th 2020, 10:24 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Tinker Air Force Base reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, a new single-day high. The previous high for most COVID-19 cases in a day was 11, which happened Thursday.

The base has reported 115 cases of COVID-19 since the virus was identified in Oklahoma back in March.

Related: 11 More Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed At Tinker AFB

Among the new confirmed cases are three civilians assigned to the Oklahoma City-Air Logistics Complex, a Navy member, an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center civilian, a civilian working in the 72nd Force Support Squadron, a military member from the 72nd Medical Group and his two dependents, a member of the 552nd Air Control Wing, a civilian assigned to the 507th Maintenance Group and a civilian assigned to the 72nd Air Base Wing/Civil Engineer.

The 552nd Air Control Wing and Oklahoma City-Air Logistics Complex are among the areas of the base which have seen a noticeable spike in recent days. Fifteen cases of COVID-19 have been reported within members of the 552nd Air Control Wing since June 29. The Oklahoma City-Air Logistics Complex have had 14 cases of COVID-19 since July 2.

The base reported just 10 new positive cases between April 22 and May 27. However, 82 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.