TX Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

SAN ANTONIO, TX. (THECOUNT) — CDC officials announced Thursday that a case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed at the Joint Base San Antonio Lackland.

The patient, who was quarantined at JBSAL, was officially diagnosed with the disease that first originated in Wuhan, China.

The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby, reports KSAT.

The CDC previously said hospitals across San Antonio and the nation have a plan in place in case of a coronavirus diagnosis.

Geo quick facts: San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city – wikipedia.

Cory Waite ID’d As Air Force Captain Found Dead In San Antonio Off-Base Home Monday

SAN ANTONIO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Cory P. Waite has been identified as the active duty Air Force Captain found dead Monday night in an off-base home in San Antonio on Monday.

Waite, 29, was found unresponsive Feb. 4 and transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead on arrival.

Waite was assigned to the 502d Operations Support Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, reports News4SanAntonio.

A cause and a manner of death was not provided by officials.

“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Capt. Waite,” said 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio Commander Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman. “We extend our sincerest condolences to his family as well as his friends and colleagues of the 502 OSS who worked closely with him. His loss will be felt by many throughout his unit and the installation.”

The incident is currently under investigation.