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USFK Clarifies Four Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

PA-001-21 | Feb. 6, 2021

USAG Humphreys, Republic of Korea —

USFK has determined four U.S. service members who were identified as confirmed positives on Feb. 4 were actually “false positives” and will not be counted as confirmed positives.

Based upon further research and discussion after completing an internal quality assessment and control protocol - to include multiple retests of the four individuals with new samples and on different PCR machines - USFK determined a defective manufactured reagent used during the original PCR testing machine was the reason for the four “false positive” readings.

All four individuals have been transferred to a quarantine facility on U.S. Army Garrison - Humphreys.

Therefore, USFK will no longer track or count them as a USFK confirmed case.

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