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Military reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

All News 11:28 August 07, 2021

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military reported nine additional COVID-19 cases, the defense ministry said Saturday, bringing the total caseload among its personnel to 1,529.

Four conscripts at an Army boot camp in Paju, 30 kilometers north of Seoul, tested positive. The new cases brought the total number of infections at the camp to 22 since the first one was reported there July 31.

Another four trainees at an Army boot camp in Nonsan, 213 km south of Seoul, were confirmed to have contracted the virus after they showed COVID-19 symptoms.

In Incheon, 40 km west of the capital, an Army draftee tested positive after coming into contact with an infected civilian. He is known to have gotten two shots of Pfizer's vaccine.

A soldier gets a COVID-19 vaccine shot at an Army base in Goyang, northwest of Seoul, on June 24, 2021, in this file photo. (Pool photo) (Yonhap)

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