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The Military's Coronavirus Cases: The Latest Rundown

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The Military's Coronavirus Cases: The Latest Rundown

By Hope Hodge Seck

As COVID-19 continues to spread to communities across the country, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus in the military community, as well as the number of tests administered to military members.
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As of July 6, officials said there have now been 21,493 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, within the DoD: 14,992 military, 1,997 dependents, 3,066 civilians and 1,438 Defense Department contractors. In addition, 6,502 military members, 970 dependents, 1,279 civilians and 565 contractors have recovered, and 49 DoD-connected personnel have died: three troops, five dependents, 22 civilians and 10 contractors.

Of the cases, 713 have required hospitalization, officials said: 343 service members, 202 civilians, 73 dependents and 95 contractors.

DoD began releasing service-specific case data April 3. There are now 4,770 Army cases; 2,096 Air Force cases; 1,487 Marine Corps cases; and 4,210 Navy cases. There are also 2,233 cases within the National Guard, and 196 among other elements.

Read more: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/03/16/militarys-coronavirus-cases-latest-rundown.html