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(LEAD) Military reports 466 more COVID-19 cases

Defense 14:23 February 08, 2022

(ATTN: UPDATES with infections from USFK in last 2 paras)

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military on Tuesday reported 466 additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total caseload among its domestic personnel to 6,742.

The new cases included 271 from the Army, 148 from the Air Force, 26 from the Marine Corps, 12 from the Navy, eight from units under the direct control of the defense ministry and one from the ministry.

Currently, 2,252 military personnel are under treatment.

Meanwhile, the military reported no additional virus cases from the Navy's 304-strong Cheonghae unit operating in waters off Africa. Its cumulative infection count stood at 57.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said 153 more people in its affiliated community had tested positive for COVID-19 from Feb. 1 to Monday. Of the new cases, 43 were imported, it added, without elaborating further.

The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 5,956.

A soldier gets a booster shot at an inoculation center in Yongin, 49 kilometers south of Seoul, in this file photo released by the Ministry of National Defense on Dec. 13, 2021. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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