Stars and Stripes stripes.com 22 Dec, 2020 10:00 am

US military in South Korea and Japan reports another 32 cases of coronavirus

US military in South Korea and Japan reports another 32 cases of coronavirus
The bulk of the new coronavirus cases reported by the U.S. military in South Korea and Japan were at Yokosuka Naval Base, where 20 people tested positive since Friday.

Forces Korea reported two South Korean civilian workers tested positive, one a contractor at Camp Casey, the other a civilian employee at Camp Humphreys, according to a news release Monday evening.14 when he tested positive Saturday.The Humphreys employee tested positive Sunday and was last at the base on Friday, according to USFK.Tokyo, the capital, on Tuesday reported 563 people tested positive for the virus, according to public broadcaster NHK.

Yokosuka Naval Base, 35 miles south of central Tokyo and homeport of the 7th Fleet, reported 20 people have tested positive for the virus since Friday, according to a base news release Tuesday.The remaining five are base employees: Two were discovered by contact tracing and three fell ill and tested positive, according to the base.

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