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Military reports 1,055 more COVID-19 cases

Defense 14:42 March 08, 2022

SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- The military on Tuesday reported 1,055 additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total caseload among its domestic personnel to 27,717.

The new cases included 642 from the Army, 146 from the Air Force, 113 from the Navy, 84 from units under the direct control of the defense ministry and 55 from the Marine Corps.

There were also seven cases from the ministry, six cases from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and one from the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command.

Currently, 7,048 military personnel are under treatment.

The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), meanwhile, said 157 more people in its affiliated community have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week ending Monday.

The latest USFK tally raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 6,558.

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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