South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

(AP) — Virus cases in South Korea have 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 216 of the 284 new cases were confirmed in Daegu and surrounding areas.

The U.S. soldier is quarantined at his off-base home and several base facilities are closed.

South Korea’s total is expected to rise as health workers test members of a Daegu church that has an infection cluster. China reported another 406 cases and 52 deaths, all in hard-hit Hubei province.

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