US military contractor tests positive for coronavirus, raising USFK total to 10

People wait for a public bus outside Camp Humphreys, South Korea, March 16, 2020.  MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES
People wait for a public bus outside Camp Humphreys, South Korea, March 16, 2020. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES

US military contractor tests positive for coronavirus, raising USFK total to 10

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — A U.S. military contractor working at Camp Humphreys has tested positive for coronavirus, making him the 10th case linked to U.S. Forces Korea, the command said Tuesday.

The contractor was the second person at Camp Humphreys, the largest U.S. base in South Korea, to be infected. The others were on bases in the southeastern city of Daegu and surrounding areas that were at the center of the outbreak in South Korea.

The contractor last visited Camp Humphreys on Friday and is in isolation at his off-base residence as directed by the Korea Centers for Disease Control, according to a press release.

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