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Coronavirus surge continues at US naval base in Japan with 29 new cases

Coronavirus surge continues at US naval base in Japan with 29 new cases
Yokosuka Naval Base, homeport of the 7th Fleet, said 29 people had tested positive for the virus since Tuesday, bringing the number of patients under observation there to 65.

Yokosuka Naval Base, homeport of the 7th Fleet, said 29 people had tested positive for the virus since Tuesday, bringing the number of patients under observation there to 65, according to a base news release.Of the 29 cases reported Friday, five people tested positive after they fell ill with symptoms of COVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory disease; 20 were identified through contact tracing; two more, both recent arrivals to Japan, were discovered by mandatory testing; one base employee tested positive during contact tracing; and another base employee fell ill and tested positive at a Japanese medical facility.Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 26 miles southwest of central Tokyo, had one new case on Friday, someone who tested positive during contact tracing, according to a Facebook post.Forces Japan in western Tokyo, reported two people tested positive for the virus since Wednesday, via a Facebook post.

On Okinawa, Kadena Middle School closed Friday for contact tracing after someone there tested positive for the virus, according to an online message late Thursday from Principal Mynda Massey-Vukovic.Coronavirus surge continues at US naval base in Japan with 29 new cases Tokyo recorded another 664 new coronavirus cases Friday, Dec.

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