The Pentagon announced Wednesday its first case of coronavirus found in the building, involving a U.S. Marine.
“A U.S. Marine stationed at the Pentagon tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24,” the Pentagon announced in a statement Wednesday evening.
The Pentagon is one of the largest office buildings in the world and houses thousands of offices that keep the enormous defense enterprise running.
The building has its own post office, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, a CVS Pharmacy, several retail stores, and multiple food courts.
As of Wednesday at 5 a.m. EDT, there were 227 cases of coronavirus found among active-duty members of the military.