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Military reports 10 additional COVID-19 cases

Defense 10:40 November 23, 2021

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military reported 10 additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total caseload among its personnel to 2,203.

An officer of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command based in Seoul tested positive after developing symptoms.

A civilian employee of the Air Force stationed in Osan, 55 kilometers south of Seoul, and an Army officer in the central city of Daejeon were also confirmed to have contracted the virus after exhibiting symptoms.

An Army officer stationed in Pocheon, 46 km north of Seoul, was diagnosed with COVID-19 after a family member was infected.

Three other service members contracted the virus following their vacations.

Of the cumulative cases in the military, 84 patients are still under treatment.

South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases reached 2,699 on Tuesday, with the number of critically ill patients hitting an all-time high, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

In this file photo taken Nov. 1, 2021, soldiers walk outside Seoul Station on the first day of the "living with COVID-19" measures that South Korea adopted to phase out coronavirus restrictions and reopen the economy amid rising vaccination levels. (Yonhap)

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