Among Twenty-One COVID-19 Cases in Fukui Prefecture, Three in Serious Condition

Among Twenty-One COVID-19 Cases in Fukui Prefecture, Three in Serious Condition

April 1 Report, Eighth Consecutive Day of Infection Case Confirmations

On April 1st, Fukui Prefecture reported that an Awara City company employee in his fifties is infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The man had come in close contact with the prefecture’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, of a Fukui City company executive in his fifties; both are employees in the same company. It was the first COVID-19 case confirmed in Awara City. Within the prefecture, the number of cases have risen to twenty-one, with eight consecutive days of COVID-19 case confirmations.

The Awara City company employee was in charge of the secretarial duties for the Fukui City company executive, who had tested positive for the virus on March 18th; from the 20th, the company employee had entered self-isolation at home, as a person who had come in close contact with someone carrying the virus. On March 27th, he experienced a fever of 37.8⁰C, and tested positive for the virus through a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on the 31st. Though he had a fever, his symptoms are light. During the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms, he had not been outside the prefecture. It is believed that he had not come in close contact with anyone else.

Among the confirmed cases up to this point, three people, a Fukui City independent businessman (70s; tested positive on March 25th), an Echizen City company employee (50s; tested positive on the 27th), and an Echizen City company executive (50s; tested positive on the 28th), have been in serious condition. The condition of the Echizen City company executive (50s) has been continuing to worsen.

Among the twenty-one COVID-19 cases within the prefecture, excluding the 20th case (of a Fukui City company employee in his forties), all twenty people had some connection with each other, by either having eaten at the same restaurant, dining together, or riding in the same car, creating one infection cluster, as presumed by Fukui Prefecture. Through the accumulated information through investigations, there has been new confirmation in which 7 people (4 work associates, 3 acquaintances) had come in close contact with the prefecture’s 14th COVID-19 case, of a Fukui City company executive in his forties. In an effort to prevent further spread of the infection, there is a rush to gather information in order to see a full portrait of the situation.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1060197

Novel Coronavirus: Eight Cases in Fukui City, One Case in Echizen City

Novel Coronavirus: Eight Cases in Fukui City, One Case in Echizen City

During Two-Week Period Before Onset of Symptoms, Eight Had No History of Travel Outside the Prefecture

On April 2nd, within Fukui Prefecture, there were nine newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As reported by Fukui Prefecture, the brief details of the nine cases, the 22nd to 30th within the prefecture, are as follows:

[#22] Fukui City male company employee, in his fifties

[#23] Fukui City male company executive, in his sixties

[#24] Fukui City independent businessman, in his sixties

[#25] Echizen City male company executive, in his fifties

[#26] Fukui City female restaurant employee & company employee, in her twenties

[#27] Fukui City female restaurant employee, in her fifties

[#28] Fukui City male company executive, in his fifties

[#29] Fukui City male company executive, in his seventies

[#30] Fukui City company executive, in his seventies

All the persons listed had visited the same restaurant, and had interactions with someone who was infected with the virus. The Fukui City company executive [#30] resides in an area close to the restaurant.

In addition, during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms, the Fukui City company executive [#28] had stayed in Osaka City, Kobe City, and Ishikawa Prefecture, as well as meeting with clients from Ishikawa Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture. As for the other newly confirmed cases, none had been outside of the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1060293

Death of a Fukui Prefecture Man, No History of Travel Outside the Prefecture

Death of a Fukui Prefecture Man, No History of Travel Outside the Prefecture

Echizen City Male Company Employee in his Fifties, Novel Coronavirus

On April 1st, an Echizen City male company employee in his fifties, who had been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), passed away. On March 22nd, the man had experienced fatigue and a fever of 39.0⁰C; he then received examinations in multiple medical institutions. On March 27th, he tested positive for the virus through a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and was admitted for hospitalization. On the 28th, he entered intensive care, and was put on a ventilator; however, on the 29th, his condition continued to worsen. During the two-wee period prior to the onset of symptoms, he had no history of travel outside the prefecture. He did have an underlying condition.

He had close interactions with one person, a woman in her thirties who worked int he same company.

On April 2nd, Fukui Prefecture reported that the Echizen City male company employee (50s) had passed away, after being infected with COVID-19, and entering intensive care. This is the first death among those infected within the prefecture.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1060283