Seven more U.S. soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19 amid lingering worry about the virus spreading there, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said on Thursday.
Four service members arrived at Osan Air Base located in Pyeongtaek, 70 km south of Seoul, on the U.S. government chartered flights from the United States on Oct. 5, 9, 17 and 19.
Three service members arrived at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on international commercial flights on Sunday and Monday.
The confirmed patients have been transferred to designated isolation facilities at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek.
The total number of infections among the USFK affiliated personnel rose to 238, according to Yonhap news agency.
The daily caseload rose above 100 in seven days, marking the highest figure in October due to cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area.
“Despite the recent confirmed cases, the 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 USFK said. (dpa/NAN)