Military Infectious Disease Surveillance (6-12 November 2021)

South Korea [1-4]

  • On November 8, the South Korean military reported 3 new COVID-19 cases – a Navy officer stationed in Jinhae, a civilian worker under the defense ministry, and a civilian employee of the Army in Hwaseong. This brings its caseload to 2,081.
  • On November 9, 7 new cases were reported in Army soldiers and civilian employee in the South Korean military. Five were Army conscripts, while the remaining two case were in an Army officer based in Jangseong and a Goyang-based civilian employee who had an infected family member.
  • On November 11, 10 new cases were reported in the South Korean military. Three were draftees in Gwacheon, who had a recent vacation; a Marine Corps officer and a civilian worker contracted the virus from their families; and an Army officer in Iksan was detected upon symptom development. Nine of the new cases were fully vaccinated.
  • On November 12, 5 new COVID-19 cases were reported in South Korea’s military, bringing the total caseload among military personnel to 2,110. Among the new cases, a Marine Corps officer tested positive after a family member was infected, a draftee in Nonsan was infected during quarantine, while another civilian employee in Goyang tested positive after symptom development.

United States [5] 

As of November 12, the US military recorded 251,698 COVID-19 cases, including 247,100 recoveries, 2,272 hospitalisations and 75 deaths. The distribution of cases are as follows – Army (87,641), Marine Corps (28,761), Navy (49,045), Air Force (43,947), National Guard (40,662), and other agencies (1,642). A total of 1,524,901 service members have been fully vaccinated – Army (534,916), Marine Corps (180,418), Navy (377,977) and Air Force (431,590); 317,938 service members have received one dose of the vaccine – Army (226,568), Marine Corps (14,718), Navy (14,928) and Air Force (61,724).

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