Marine Corps on Okinawa reports 72 new coronavirus infections over three days

The Marine Corps on Okinawa has reported a total of 225 coronavirus infections from two clusters discovered on the island after Fourth of July weekend. Many of those have since recovered. KARIS MATTINGLY/U.S. MARINE CORPS
The Marine Corps on Okinawa has reported a total of 225 coronavirus infections from two clusters discovered on the island after Fourth of July weekend. Many of those have since recovered. KARIS MATTINGLY/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marine Corps on Okinawa reports 72 new coronavirus infections over three days

by Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The Marine Corps on Okinawa reported 41 new coronavirus cases on Friday and another 31 over the weekend, bringing to 225 the total from two clusters discovered after Fourth of July weekend.

The 41 infections announced Friday were identified through the Marine Corps’ trace-and-test process and involve personnel attached to Marine Corps Installations Pacific and III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa, spokesman Maj. Ken Kunze wrote Friday in an emailed statement to Stars and Stripes.

Twenty-seven of those cases stem from a cluster outbreak at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, while the other 14 are at Camp Hansen, site of the other outbreak.

Some have been in quarantine since July 12, but most have been restricted since July 18, the statement said. All have been moved into isolation.

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