Military Infectious Disease Surveillance (12-18 February 2022)

South Korea [1-3]

  • On February 14, South Korea’s military reported 308 cases of COVID-19, raising the total caseload to 8,945. Of the new cases, 178 were from the Army, 12 were from the Marine Corps, 80 were from the Air Force, 17 were from the Navy, 13 were from units under the defense ministry, 5 cases were from the ministry, 2 were from the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command, and 1 was from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 3,566 military personnel are under treatment.
  • On February 15, South Korea’s military reported 411 cases of COVID-19, raising the total caseload to 9,355. Of the new cases, 253 were from the Army, 18 were from the Marine Corps, 54 were from the Air Force, 32 were from the Navy, 50 were from units under the defense ministry and 4 were from the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command. 3,647 military personnel are under treatment. The United States Forces Korea also reported 162 cases over the past week, bringing the case load among the USFK-affiliated population to 6,118.
  • On February 17, South Korea’s military reported 458 cases of COVID-19, raising the total caseload to 10,282. Of the new cases, 279 were from the Army, 46 were from the Marine Corps, 75 were from the Air Force, 33 were from the Navy, 20 were from units under the defense ministry and 3 were from the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command. There were also 2 cases from the ministry.  2,784 military personnel are under treatment.

United States Forces Japan [4, 5]

The United States Forces Japan reported 115, 81 and 115 new cases across 13 installations on February 17, 16 and 15 respectively. None of the cases were hospitalised or in serious condition.

United States [6]

As of February 18, the United States military recorded 383,040 COVID-19 cases, including 339,612 recoveries, 2,522 hospitalisations and 92 deaths. The distribution of cases are as follows – Army (125,340), Marine Corps (37,315), Navy (87,005), Air Force (74,752), National Guard (55,722), and other agencies (2,906). A total of 1,633,657service members have been fully vaccinated – Army (600,752), Marine Corps (195,492), Navy (384,049), Air Force (453,364); 346,532 service members have received one dose of the vaccine – Army (281,541), Marine Corps (6,343), Navy (8,023) and Air Force (50,625).

Sources:

  1. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220214000715
  2. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220215000756
  3. https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220217006300325?section=news
  4. https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2022-02-17/japan-usfj-covid-19-infections-thursday-5052407.html
  5. https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2022-02-16/us-military-covid-19-coronavirus-tokyo-japan-new-sanno-5038640.html
  6. https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/Coronavirus-DOD-Response/

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