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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will give an update on the efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the Pentagon briefing room Thursday.
The officials are expected to discuss progress on the vaccination effort. The military said it’s working on a vaccine for the coronavirus with the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The flu-like virus — which has already killed nearly 3,350 people and infected roughly 96,800 people around the world — is emanating from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of all geographic combatant commands.
Last month, the U.S. military said a soldier based in South Korea was the first service member to test positive for the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Earlier this week, the nation’s top military officer downplayed concerns about the virus, saying its impact within…