COVID-19 claims the life of its first U.S. service member, a New Jersey National Guardsman


WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey National Guardsman is the first U.S. carrier member to die of COVID-19, the Pentagon introduced Monday night.
The Guardsman died Saturday and had been hospitalized on account that March 21.

Earlier Monday, the Pentagon had introduced that the quantity of COVID-19 instances amongst troops, their households and civilian personnel had surpassed 1,000. There had been 1,043 instances in contrast with 613 on Friday, a 70% increase.

The first established of a carrier member died of the disease, in accordance to the Pentagon. There are 569 troops with the disease, 26 of whom are hospitalized.

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No different data was once launched about the Guard member from New Jersey.

"Today is a unhappy day for the Department of Defense as we have misplaced our first American carrier member – active, reserve or Guard – to coronavirus," Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated in a statement. "This is a stinging loss for our army community, and our condolences go out to his family, friends, civilian co-workers and the complete National Guard community. "
The disorder has pressured the Pentagon to shutter recruiting facilities, scrap predominant coaching exercises, halt journey and put in force social distancing on its posts. Units that are wished for fast deployment to warm spots round the globe are being sequestered to preserve them from turning into infected.  

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