10 service members are infected with coronavirus worldwide, defense officials said on a conference call with reporters.
Additionally, one Defense Department civilian, eight relatives of service members and two contractors are also infected beyond the 10 service members.
Two U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., tested positive for the virus.
The first is reportedly quarantined at home. The second Marine had no contact with the first.
Marine Capt. Matthew Gregory precautions are being taken in line with federal guidelines.
“A lot of the same procedures we’ve learned from Health and Human Services are going to be implemented,” he added.
Under guidelines set forth before the call, the officials were not authorized to speak on the record.
There are no new cases in the D.C. area, the officials said.
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This comes one day after the Pentagon suspended travel within the United States for all Defense Department personnel.
There is no information about anyone inside the Pentagon building who has tested positive.