CAMP HUMPHREYS, PYEONGTAEK, Republic of Korea –
The spouse of the United States Forces Korea service member who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has now tested positive, making this the fourth USFK-related person who has been confirmed with the virus.
She has been in self-quarantine since Feb. 26 following her husband's positive test, and she is currently being transported to a US military hospital where she'll be in isolation under direct medical care and supervision from US military medical providers.
The patient has not been in contact with any other USFK or USFK affiliated personnel since going into quarantine, and KCDC and USFK health professionals determined contact tracing was not necessary due to her quarantine measures and lack of interaction with others.
USFK remains at risk level "high" for USFK peninsula-wide and is implementing all appropriate control measures to help control the spread of COVID-19 and as a prudent measure to protect the force.