2 December

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that 1,000 veterans had passed away after contracting Covid-19 in November, the highest ever recorded monthly death count. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases continued to rise within the military. The VA further reported that almost 5,022 had already died of the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

The US military has reported 32 new coronavirus cases in Japan, with most of the infections having occurred up at bases close to the capital in the past one week. The Yokota Air Base announced that 21 members had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. While 15 were quarantined after contact with an infected individual, three others tested positive at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo and were immediately placed in a 14-day quarantine.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported 137 new coronavirus cases on the morning of December 1. Among the new cases, 21 have been hospitalised, 116 are self-isolating and are undergoing treatment at home. A total of 431 service members have now been isolated, with 75 nearing the isolation expiration term in the next three days.

The US Forces Korea (USFK) has reported a new Covid-19 case at Camp Casey, north of Seoul. The news came after a serviceman at the base had tested positive for the virus over the weekend. The total number of Covid-19 cases have risen to 383 among USFK members, most of whom tested positive after arriving from the US.