Stars and Stripes stripes.com 04 Jan, 2021 10:45 am

Another 43 new coronavirus patients for US military in Japan and South Korea

Another 43 new coronavirus patients for US military in Japan and South Korea
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, 500 miles west of Tokyo, counted another 12 individuals as part of a local outbreak there, according to Facebook posts.

“These individuals tested positive as part of a large-scale testing initiative for those in proximity to previously identified positive cases,” according to the base in each case.Sasebo Naval Base on Kyushu reported two individuals tested positive for the virus during a medical screening Thursday, according to a Facebook post Monday.military command reported 23 people, all new arrivals to the peninsula, tested positive for the virus between Dec.Four other individuals became infected after having contact with a retiree and his wife who tested positive on Wednesday, according to a release on Saturday from USFK.

The four, another two retired service members and their spouses, tested positive on Thursday, according to USFK.Nine of the new arrivals tested positive on their first mandatory test.

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