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One-third of new COVID-19 cases among U.S. military personnel in Okinawa are breakthrough infections

  • August 21, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

Saturday’s Okinawa Times front-paged a report on the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s announcement on Friday that a total of 743 people in the prefecture were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Friday, marking a record for that day of the week. The report added that the U.S. military confirmed 30 new cases among its personnel in Okinawa. This was the second-highest number since 46 new cases were confirmed on Jan. 20. According to the prefectural government, one-third of the 30 cases were breakthrough infections. Ryukyu Shimpo ran a similar inside-page report.


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