Go to Contents Go to Navigation

USFK reports 3 additional COVID-19 cases

All News 20:22 August 02, 2021

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- Three people affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), including a family member, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the U.S. military said Monday.

One service member at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on the day, according to USFK.

Another Department of Defense (DoD) civilian staff as well as a family member from Camp Walker in Daegu, 302 kilometers south of Seoul, also tested positive Tuesday, it added.

This undated file photo shows Camp Walker of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) located in Daegu, 302 kilometers south of Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"KDCA, local government public health and USFK health professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether anyone else may have been exposed to these individuals and to identify and ensure all known on-post and off-post facilities visited by the individuals are thoroughly cleaned," the USFK said in a statement.

The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 1,139, most of whom tested positive upon their arrival here from the U.S.

On Monday, South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell to the 1,200s as fewer people got tested over the weekend, but health authorities remain wary over continued infections during the summer vacation season amid the fourth wave of the pandemic.

The country added 1,219 COVID-19 cases, including 1,150 local infections, raising the total caseload to 201,002, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

colin@yna.co.kr
(END)

Keywords
Issue Keywords
Most Liked
Most Saved
Most Viewed More
HOME TOP
Send Feedback
How can we improve?
Thanks for your feedback!