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1st US soldier infected with coronavirus as South Korean cases jump again

Posted at 9:41 PM, Feb 25, 2020

New virus cases in South Korea jumped again and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive. His infection and many others are connected to a southeastern city where the government has been mobilizing public health tools to contain the virus.

South Korea said 134 of the 169 new cases were confirmed in Daegu.

The U.S. military says the soldier was in self quarantine at his off-base residence. South Korea's case totals were expected to rise as health workers test members of a Daegu church that has an infection cluster.

China, where the outbreak apparently began, reported another 406 cases and 52 deaths, all in hard-hit Hubei province.