Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 10:30 am

US military in Japan reports 13 new coronavirus cases on eve of long holiday

US military in Japan reports 13 new coronavirus cases on eve of long holiday
Here's a look at the latest round of coronavirus reports from U.S. military commands in Japan.

In Tokyo, the metropolitan government reported 748 people tested positive Wednesday for the virus, the second highest daily total thus far, according to public broadcaster NHK.In Japan, Misawa Air Base in northeast Japan on Wednesday reported one person, a new arrival to Japan, tested positive for the virus and went immediately into quarantine.Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 26 miles southwest of central Tokyo, on Wednesday reported six new coronavirus patients: one recent arrival to Japan, one who contracted the virus from another person and six who fell ill and tested positive, said base spokesman Sam Samuelson.Army Japan, headquartered southwest of central Tokyo at Camp Zama, reported one individual tested positive on Monday, according to a news release.

On Okinawa, Kadena Air Base reported four individuals tested positive while still in quarantine after returning to Japan from travel abroad, according to a base Facebook post.That person’s roommate after arriving was also quarantined as a precaution, according to a base Facebook post.

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