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Twenty-two USFK-affiliated Individuals Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | Sept. 2, 2021

Twenty-two USFK-affiliated individuals tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 28 and 31.


Three service members stationed at Osan Air Base, and one service member stationed at Camp Casey tested positive on Aug. 28 and 30 after developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.


Six service members and one Korean National employee stationed at Osan Air Base, two service members on a temporary duty to USFK, and one service member and two family members stationed in Daegu tested positive between Aug. 28 and 30 after providing a screening sample as part of USFK’s contact tracing for their direct contact with individuals who recently tested positive for the virus.


Two service members stationed at United States Army Garrison – Humphreys, two service members stationed at USAG – Daegu, and two service members stationed at Osan Air Base tested positive on Aug. 28, 30 and 31 after providing a screening sample required to depart the peninsula for international travel.


All individuals are currently in isolation at a facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases at USAG – Humphreys, Osan Air Base or a Korean medical facility.


KDCA, local government public health 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. 


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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