Coronavirus: US military confirms 49 service members test positive

US troops ready to deploy to Middle East from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan 5. (File photo: Reuters)

The number of service members who had tested positive for coronavirus increased to 49, compared to the 36 a day earlier, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

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In a statement, the Pentagon said that in addition to the service members, 14 civilian employees, 19 dependents and 7 contractors had tested positive as well.

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