U.S. military coronavirus cases spike as Pentagon lifts travel restrictions in 48 states

The number of the U.S. active-duty military personnel that contracted coronavirus has hiked in the past three weeks, as the Pentagon lifts travel restrictions across 48 states.

As of Thursday, the Pentagon has registered a total of 18,071 infections. Of those, 12,521 are active-duty military, 2,644 are civilians, 1,740 are dependents, and 1,166 are contractors. These numbers include38 deaths and 8,683 recoveries across the entire department.