Fighter jet F-16 Falcon lifts off tarmac at Osan Air Base (Yonhap)
Twenty-three people affiliated with the US Forces Korea (USFK) who have recently arrived here have tested positive for COVID-19, the US military's infection tally showed Monday.
Among arrivals from Sept. 22 to Oct. 14, seven service members and eight family members who landed at Osan Air Base on US government-chartered flights tested positive, according to the USFK.
Another group of six service members and a Department of Defense employee, and a family member also tested positive upon arrival via international commercial flights at Incheon International Airport.
The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 1,525 from the previous tally.
More than 85 percent of its affiliated community has been vaccinated, the military said. (Yonhap)