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Military reports 3 additional virus cases, total exceeds 700

All News 10:29 April 20, 2021

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Three Army soldiers have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections reported among the military population to 701, the defense ministry said Tuesday.

The soldiers -- one based in the southeastern city of Gyeongsan, the second in the eastern city of Wonju and the third in Namyangju, northeast of Seoul -- were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 after virus cases were reported at their units, according to the ministry.

Of the total confirmed cases, 672 have been fully cured and 29 are under treatment.

Nationwide, South Korea reported 549 new infections Tuesday, raising the total caseload to 115,195.

This file photo, taken Feb. 15, 2021, shows service members at a bus terminal in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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