Fukui City’s Youth Outdoor Learning Center, Welcoming Patients with Mild Symptoms

Fukui City’s Youth Outdoor Learning Center, Welcoming Patients with Mild Symptoms

A Temporary Residence for People with the Novel Coronavirus

On April 6th, Fukui Prefecture announced that a facility has been established as a temporary residence for people with mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, among those infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Fukui City’s “Shonen Shizen no Ie” (Youth Outdoor Learning Center) has begun the operations from April 5th, and has already taken in six patients. This measure is being carried out to help alleviate the strain on medical institutions, with the limited number of hospital beds available in responding to the spread of COVID-19. Six new COVID-19 cases were reported in an April 6th press conference.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1062789

Fukui City Elementary and Junior High Schools’ Entrance Ceremony Postponed

Fukui City Elementary and Junior High Schools’ Entrance Ceremony Postponed

Including Municipal Kindergartens and Opening Ceremonies

On April 6th, the Fukui City Board of Education made the decision to postpone the enrolment of children into municipal kindergartens, as well as the entrance and opening ceremonies of municipal elementary and junior high schools until May 7th, following the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1062801

Among Six New COVID-19 Cases, Three are Ono City Company Executives

Among Six New COVID-19 Cases, Three are Ono City Company Executives

April 6th, Echizen City Female Care Worker Among the New Cases

On April 6th, Fukui Prefecture reported the 54th to the 59th cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within the prefecture, of three people in Ono City, one person in Sabae City, one person in Fukui City, and one person in Echizen City. This is the first for Ono City to have a confirmed case of COVID-19. It is also the first within the prefecture of a care worker to be confirmed with the virus.

Brief details of the prefecture’s 54th through to the 59th cases are as follows:

[54] Sabae City female company employee, in her 50s

[55] Fukui City female self-employed helper, in her 50s

[56] Ono City male company executive, in his 50s

[57] Ono City male company executive, in his 40s

[58] Ono City male company executive, in his 50s

[59] Echizen City female care worker, in her 50s

As for cases [54], [56], and [59], all persons have had close contact with someone who had already been confirmed with the virus.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1062784

Fukui Prefecture, Five People with COVID-19 in Serious Condition

Fukui Prefecture, Five People with COVID-19 in Serious Condition

Undergoing Treatment in Intensive Care, Patients with Underlying Conditions

Up until April 5th, among the 53 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within Fukui Prefecture, 2 have passed away, and 5 have been experiencing worsening symptoms, entering intensive care (ICU), and put on ventilators; of the five are an Echizen City male company employee in his fifties (case #51) and a Fukui City independent businesswoman in her seventies (case #53). All five, who are in serious condition, have an underlying condition.

The Echizen City man (case #51) fell ill on March 28th and was resting at home. However, on April 4th, the man experienced difficulty breading and proceeded to visit a medical institution, after which he tested positive for COVID-19. The man is experiencing severe pneumonia. The Fukui City woman (case #53) had a cough from March 26th; from the 27th, she visited the same medical institution four times for examination. On April 4th, because of pain and difficulty breathing, she had to be transported through an ambulance, and soon after, tested positive for the virus. Her respiratory condition is not well.

In addition, a Fukui City independent businessman in his seventies (case #3), an Echizen City male company executive in his fifties (case #12), and a Fukui City male company employee in his fifties (case #22) are in serious condition.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1062516