“Test results on all 301 crewmembers of the unit showed that 247 tested positive and 50 negative. The samples of four individuals were undecipherable,” the South Korean military was quoted as saying in a statement.
None of the personnel had been vaccinated as they left South Korea before the country started its inoculation campaign.
Some of the crew members were receiving treatment in local hospitals, while others with mild or no symptoms had been placed in isolation on the vessel, according to an earlier report.
The destroyer was on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia and around the Strait of Hormuz, the report said. South Korea has sent two multirole aerial tankers to the waters off Africa to bring back all the crew.
Source: 247 aboard South Korean destroyer test positive for COVID-19, report says | The Japan Times
Britain is dealing with a contrasting coronavirus situation: surging cases despite nearly 70% of its population receiving at least one vaccine dose and plans to ease restrictions, including in England on Monday. In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized with coronavirus last year, is self-isolating after becoming exposed to his infected health secretary.
In the past week, infections in Britain increased by 297,300 or 42%, including 54,674 Saturday, the highest since January and a record 67,803. Sunday’s increase was 48,161. Fatalities also rose 48%, adding 192 in one week, including 41 Saturday then 25 Sunday, but far off the record 1,823 on Jan. 20.
Source: Britain’s cases spike 70% in week as England ends lockdown Monday – UPI.com
With less than half of Texans vaccinated and the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading, the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in the state has climbed to a rate unseen since winter.
As of this weekend, Texas’ positivity rate is over 10% — a level that Gov. Greg Abbott and the Trump administration had identified as a red flag earlier in the pandemic. Meanwhile, daily confirmed new case totals and hospitalizations are climbing fast, but are far below their winter peaks.
Source: Texas positivity rate climbs as delta variant sparks concerns of new wave | The Texas Tribune
As of Sunday, 20 evacuation orders and another 51 evacuation alerts were in place due to fires around B.C.
Source: More evacuations as more than 300 wildfires rage in B.C. | Globalnews.ca
Los Angeles County reported another 1,635 cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths Sunday as the county continues to see a resurgence in the pandemic that has seen local case rates and hospitalizations skyrocket.
It was the tenth consecutive day that at least 1,000 new cases were reported.
Source: Los Angeles County reports 1,635 new cases of COVID-19 – San Gabriel Valley Tribune