Two more coronavirus cases were confirmed at the US Marine Corps' Futenma base in Japan's Okinawa prefecture, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki announced Thursday.
With the new cases, a total of 138 US military personnel and their families have so far been diagnosed with Covid-19 across six US military facilities in Japan since early July.
A Japanese national in Okinawa has also tested positive for the virus -- the first local case reported since July 8th. The patient is a taxi driver who used to give rides to US military personnel in and off the bases, said Tamaki.
The governor called on Okinawa residents who have had close contact with US military personnel to get tested for the virus as soon as possible.