The US Department of Defence reported that the total tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US armed forces has increased to 4,695.

Iran PressAmerica: The sharpest rise came in the US Army with 316 new cases reported bringing the total up to 716, a jump of more than 40 percent on the day before. However, the service with the largest number of cases remained the Navy with 983, a rise of 32, the Defence Department said on Thursday in an official fact sheet, according to Sputnik.

The National Guard reported 573 cases, up by 27 on the day before, while the Air Force had 318 cases, up by 17 and the Marines Corps 229, a rise of ten, the fact sheet said.

A total of 957 former Defence Department personnel, supporting civilian staff, contractors and family members are now reported to have recovered from the virus, an increase of 219 on the day before, the sheet said.


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