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Twelve USFK-affiliated Individuals Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | July 23, 2021

Twelve USFK-affiliated individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on July 20 and 21.

 

Five service members, three stationed at Camp Casey, one stationed at Camp Carroll, and one stationed at United States Army Garrison – Humphreys, tested positive on July 20 and 21 after developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

 

Seven individuals, five service members stationed at Camp Casey, one service member stationed at Osan Air Base, and a DoD civilian’s family member stationed at K-16, tested positive on July 20 and 21 after providing a screening sample during USFK’s contact tracing following their direct contact with individuals who recently tested positive for the virus.

 

All individuals are currently in isolation at a facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases at USAG – Humphreys.

 

KDCA and USFK health professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether anyone else may have been exposed to these individuals and to identify and ensure all known on-post and off-post facilities visited by the individuals are thoroughly cleaned. 

 

Despite the recent confirmed cases, USFK remains at a high level of readiness with more than 80% of its affiliated community vaccinated, and 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.

 

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