Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Cases of Hospital Nurse and Restaurant Staff

Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Cases of Hospital Nurse and Restaurant Staff

On July 26th, Fukui Prefecture reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection of a female nurse from Sakai City (in her 30s), and a female restaurant staff from Fukui City (in her 20s).

The Sakai City female nurse is the wife of the unemployed man (in his 20s) who was confirmed with COVID-19 on July 23rd; as a close contact, the woman underwent a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on the 24th, which had shown negative for the virus. However, on July 25th, due to an emergence of symptoms including fatigue, the woman was tested again, with results showing positive for COVID-19.

The Sakai City nurse has been working at the Fukui Prefectural Hospital, located in Fukui City. Due to her husband’s poor physical health, the woman had been staying at home since July 21st. With at least 2 days since the onset of symptoms from the 25th, the Fukui Prefectural Hospital Management stated, “Infection via the hospital is not a factor.”

The Fukui City female (in her 20s) is a part-time restaurant staff, working within the city. The woman had stayed within the Hyogo and Osaka prefectures during July 11th to 13th. The woman has three close contact, of her husband, living within the same residence, and two restaurant coworkers.

Sources: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1131459; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1131463

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