8 January

According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the number of active Covid-19 cases among Israeli soldiers reached 1,004 in the first week of January 2021.

According to the US Forces Korea (USFK), an additional 21 US soldiers and four civilians tested positive for the coronavirus on their arrival to South Korea. The 25 USFK-affiliated individuals were infected with the virus after arriving between December 22, 2020, and January 6, 2021.

According to the Irish Examiner, approximately 11 members of the Irish Air Corps have tested positive for Covid-19. Although the Defence Forces have not revealed the number of cases or the units infected, they confirm that they have immediate back-up plans to keep services effective and functioning such as the emergency aeromedical service based out of the Custume Barracks in Athlone.

Tokyo reported over 2,000 additional coronavirus cases in one day for the first time. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, approximately 2,447 newly infected individuals were reported. According to the metro government data, approximately 69,000 people in the city have been infected with the virus, and more than 650 have died. An additional 20 new coronavirus cases were reported from US military bases in Japan.