Military Sees 60% Jump In COVID Cases
THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED COVID CASES IN THE MILITARY GREW BY ABOUT 4,000 IN JULY
(CNN) – The U.S. military is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The number of confirmed infections in July grew by about 4,000 and just since Wednesday; cases jumped by some 1,700, according to a Defense official.
Several military installations have now returned to more restrictive policies.
Pentagon officials say there are currently more than 10,000 COVID cases in the military, including forces in the U.S. and overseas.
But only three service members have died from the virus.
Officials say the increase in military cases stem from the rise of outbreaks in civilian communities.