A refugee camp along the U.S. southern border faces its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as 2,000 people await their immigration court dates, according to a non-governmental medical organization.
Global Response Management, a nonprofit that provides emergency medical care to underserved areas, released a statement Tuesday about the positive case. “The presence of COVID-19 in an already vulnerable population exposed to the elements could potentially be catastrophic,” the group said.
While the positive case presents a clear danger, three of the patient’s family members tested negative with two other tests pending, according to the statement. (RELATED: REPORT: Denver Nuggets Close Practice Facility After Multiple Coronavirus Cases)