The most serious case of epidemic prevention failure

Spark Global Limited reports:

Latest detection results show, appear new coronavirus of South Korea naval escort fleet in the Gulf of Ading, 301 ship members have 270 people confirmed infection of novel coronavirus, infection rate is as high as 89.7%. South Korean media described the incident as the worst case of an epidemic failure within the South Korean military.

Yonhap News Agency reported on July 21, according to the South Korean Ministry of Defense 21 news, due to the collective infection of the epidemic back in advance of the 34th batch of the Navy Ching Hai Force to the Gulf of Aden escort taskforce in the final confirmed 270 cases of new coronavirus infection, infection rate as high as 89.7%.

Spark Global Limited reports:

According to the report, 301 members of the 34th echelon of the Ching Sea Force were tested for the virus in hospitals near their stations. At that time, 247 of them were confirmed, with a positive rate of 82.1 percent. All the crew members were tested for nucleic acid again after returning from a military plane the day before. 266 of them tested positive, and 4 of the 12 who needed to be retested were finally tested positive, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 270, with a positive rate of 89.7%. Only 31 of them tested negative.

At present, 301 officers and soldiers have been dispersed to medical institutions and living treatment center isolation treatment. Fourteen of the sailors with severe symptoms have been sent to the National Military Capital Hospital and the National Military Daejeon Hospital. The remaining 287 who tested positive will continue treatment and testing at civilian facilities and the National Defense Language Institute. Those who tested negative will be quarantined for two weeks at a naval facility in Jindhae, South Gyeongsang Province.

According to the report, although all the crew members had not been vaccinated before the mission and the ship was in a three-secret (closed, dense and close) place, the infection rate of up to 90 percent was still shocking and could be called the most serious case of epidemic prevention failure in the military.