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Pentagon Reports Number of COVID-19 Cases Increase to 6,568 With 27 Deaths

© REUTERS / US NAVYU.S. Navy Sailors prepare to transport a patient arriving for medical treatment from an ambulance onto the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort, supporting the local health network during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York City
U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to transport a patient arriving for medical treatment from an ambulance onto the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort, supporting the local health network during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York City - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of Defence on Monday reported that the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among service members, contractors and related civilians has increased to 6,568 with a death toll of 27 since the beginning of the pandemic.

A total of 4,213 US military service members are infected with the virus, 91 are currently hospitalized and 1,258 have recovered, the Defence Department said in a press release.

Overall, the Defence Department has reported 2,044 recoveries from COVID-19, indicating new 355 recovery cases and one new death since Friday.

The United States has more than 967,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and about 55,000 deaths caused by the disease as of Monday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

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