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2 National Guard Members Die From CCP Virus, US Military Toll at 19

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2 National Guard Members Die From CCP Virus, US Military Toll at 19

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Two members of the U.S. National Guard have died after contracting the CCP virus, bringing the total of virus-related deaths within the military to 19, according to data from the Department of Defense (DOD). The DOD noted the deaths of the service members in an updated online chart that keeps track of cases and deaths connected to the military. Their identities were not immediately revealed, though a Pentagon spokesperson said both were members of the National Guard, one service member was assigned to Alabama, while the second member was assigned to California. The deaths come as the U.S. military has surpassed a total of more than 143,000 cases, according to the online chart updated on Wednesday. There have been 1,346 military officials admitted to hospitals over the course of the pandemic. Just two weeks ago, the Pentagon announced a New York-based National Guard airman and an Ohio-based National Guard sailor died from …

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