GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Air Force Base confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus on base Thursday, April 2, though it did not say if it was in a member of the military or how the case was acquired.

Col. Cameron Pringle, commander of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, announced the confirmed case in a video statement posted to Facebook.

The base did not disclose the age or gender of the person who tested positive, nor did it say if the person was a member of the Air Force or if the case was acquired through travel or community spread.

While base public affairs could not immediately be reached Thursday night, the base’s verified Facebook page said in a comment on its video that the Air Force would not provide further information about the case to protect the privacy of the person who tested positive.

Grand Forks Air Force Base is in northeast North Dakota about 16 miles west of the city of Grand Forks. It is home to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, which operates RQ-4 Global Hawk drones.

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