U.S. soldier in South Korea tests positive for coronavirus

A 23-year-old American soldier based in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, the U.S. military announced Tuesday.

The soldier, stationed at Camp Carroll in Waegwan, is the first U.S. service member to be infected with the virus.

He is under quarantine at his home, which is off the base.

There are 1,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea, with more than half of the patients living in the city of Daegu.

The soldier visited a military base in Daegu on Friday, and then returned to Camp Carroll.

There are 28,500 U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea, and the military said health professionals are “actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.”

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