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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in South Korea reported a whopping 284 additional COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country total to 1,261.

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Two additional fatalities were reported putting that total to 12.

United States Forces Korea (USFK) reported the first time a U.S. service member has tested positive for the virus.

The case is a 23-year old male stationed at Camp Carroll. He is currently in self quarantine at his off-base residence. He visited Camp Walker on 24 Feb. and Camp Carroll 21-25 Feb. KCDC and USFK health professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.

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