14 US Soldiers camped in South Korea tests positive for Covid 19
14 US Soldiers camped in South Korea tests positive for Covid 19

The United States Forces Korea (USFK) on Monday has announced that Fourteen more American soldiers and two civilians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon their arrival in South Korea. USFK statement said the 16 individuals arrived at the Osan Air Base on US government-chartered flights on November 30, December 7 and December 9, reports an International news agency. 

The Osan Air Base is located in Pyeongtaek, 70 km south of Seoul. The Covid 19 infected patients have been transferred to designated isolation facilities at the US Army Garrison Humphreys and the Osan Air Base, both of which are located in Pyeongtaek. 
The total number of infections among the USFK-affiliated personnel rose to 434, according to the Korean news agency. 

"Despite the recent confirmed cases, USFK remains at a high level of readiness with less than 1 per cent of its active-duty service members currently confirmed positive with Covid-19," the official statement added. South Korea has witnessed an ongoing increase of new confirmed cases over the past one month. South Korea has reported 718 new cases, raising its total number of infections to 43,484., as on Monday. The country's daily caseload has gone above 100 for 37 straight days since November 8 due to small cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area. The country's death toll has increased to 587. 

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