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Five USFK-affiliated Individuals Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | Jan. 28, 2021

Five USFK-affiliated individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 17, 26 and 27.


One service member, who is stationed at United States Army Garrison - Humphreys, tested positive on Jan. 27 after providing a screening sample as part of USFK’s enhanced surveillance testing.


One Department of Defense civilian, who works on United States Army Garrison – Yongsan, and two service member dependents who have access to USAG-Yongsan, each tested positive on Jan. 26 during their mandatory test required to exit quarantine.


One Department of Defense family member, who has access to USAG-Yongsan, tested positive on Jan. 17, following his direct contact with another family member who previously tested positive for the virus; USFK was informed Wednesday of the confirmed case.


Four of the individuals are currently in isolation at a USAG-Humphreys facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the fifth individual is in isolation at a Korean medical facility.


USFK health professionals determined contact tracing was limited due to these individuals being in quarantine.


Despite the confirmed cases, USFK remains at a high level of readiness with less than 1% of its active duty service members currently confirmed positive with COVID-19.


USFK continues to maintain a robust combined defense posture to protect the Republic of Korea against any threat or adversary, while maintaining prudent preventive measures to protect the force and the mission.     


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