Fukui Prefecture, 6 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

Fukui Prefecture, 6 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

August 31st Report, 5 People Have Some Connection with a Karaoke Lounge

On August 31st, Fukui Prefecture reported 6 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the cumulative total to 228 cases. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Female restaurant employee (60s, Sabae City)
On August 24th, the woman experienced inflammation in her throat. She visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 30th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[2] Male (10s, Fukui City)
On August 28th, the young male experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.8⁰C and fatigue. On the 30th, as a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 40s, reported on the 30th), he had a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Male company employee (20s, Fukui City)
On August 29th, the man experienced coughing. On the 30th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. He had spent some time in Ishikawa Prefecture on August 27th.

[4] Female (80s, Fukui City)
On August 25th, the woman experienced symptoms including coughing and a sore throat. On the 30th, as a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 80s, reported on the 27th), she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[5] Unemployed female (asymptomatic, 70s, Fukui City)
On August 30th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination, and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Female restaurant employee (asymptomatic, 70s, Sabae City)
On August 30th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination, and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Of the 6 above cases, 5 cases have some connection with a karaoke lounge. 2 people are close contacts of someone who had visited a karaoke lounge in Fukui City and had been confirmed COVID-19, another 2 are employees of a karaoke lounge in Echizen City, and 1 has visited a karaoke lounge within the Tannan area of Fukui.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200831.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154979; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1155071

Eleven New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui Prefecture

Eleven New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui Prefecture

August 30th Report, One Case of an Elementary School Girl

On August 30th, Fukui Prefecture reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total to 222 cases. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Independent businessman (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 29th, the man visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[2] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[3] Female company employee (40s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[4] Female elementary school student (10s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the girl visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[5] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 28th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Independent businessman (30s, Sabae City)
On August 25th, the man experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.6⁰C, coughing, and a sore throat. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. The man is a close contact of a COVID-19 patient outside the prefecture. On August 20th to 21st, he had stayed in Ishikawa Prefecture; on the 14th to 17th, and 22nd to 23rd, he had spent time in Toyama Prefecture.

[7] Unemployed female (20s, Sabae City)
On August 26th, the woman experienced symptoms including coughing, a runny nose, headache and fatigue. On the 29th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample take. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. The woman had spent time in Toyama Prefecture during August 14th to 17th, and 22nd to 23rd.

[8] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[9] Male part-time employee (70s, Echizen Town)
On August 26th, the man experienced symptoms including coughing, a runny nose, and fatigue. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. He has visited a karaoke lounge in Echizen Town.

[10] Unemployed female (70s, Echizen Town)
On August 27th, the woman experienced coughing. On the 29th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. She has visited a karaoke lounge in Echizen Town.

[11] Male restaurant employee (80s, Echizen City)
On August 25, the man experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.2⁰C, coughing, and fatigue. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

The name of the elementary school attended by the girl [4] remains undisclosed. The school will be temporarily closed from August 31st to September 3rd; during that time, disinfection of the school property will be carried out. Parents and guardians of the school children have been informed through an emergency message.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200830.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154523; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154559

5 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

5 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

August 29th Report, All Have Connections With a Karaoke Lounge

On August 29th, Fukui Prefecture reported 5 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of three men from Fukui City, one woman from Fukui City, and one man from Sabae City; all are in their 70s, and have no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks, or during two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. The people in three of the five cases are currently asymptomatic.

One of the Fukui City men experienced a fever of 37.5⁰C and coughing on August 26th, and visited a medical institution for an examination on the 27th. On the 28th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for an examination and to have a biological sample taken. On the 29th, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result showed positive for COVID-19. He is a close contact of a Fukui City woman who had been reported with COVID-19 on August 27th.

One other of the three Fukui City men is a close contact of a Fukui City man who had been reported with COVID-19 on August 28th. He experienced a fever of 37.6⁰C on the 28th, and visited a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 29th confirmed positive for COVID-19.

All five have some connection with a karaoke lounge, either having used an establishment which has been linked with a previously reported COVID-19 case, or is a close contact of someone who has visited the lounge.

Fukui Prefecture now has a cumulative total of 211 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200829.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1153977; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154028

New Daily High, 16 New COVID-19 Infections in Fukui Prefecture

New Daily High, 16 New COVID-19 Infections in Fukui Prefecture

August 28th Report, 15 People Has Some Connection With a Karaoke Lounge

On August 28th, Fukui Prefecture reported 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, across Echizen City, Echizen Town, and Fukui City, of men and women with ages ranging from their 30s to 80s. The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases within the prefecture has risen to 206.

Of the 16 cases, 15 people have a connection with a karaoke lounge in Fukui City or Echizen Town; 10 have either visited a karaoke lounge, or is an employee, while 5 are close contacts with someone who has used the establishment.

Across all 16 cases, no one has a history of travel outside Fukui Prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Sources: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1153300; https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200828.pdf

Fukui Prefecture, 13 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 13 New COVID-19 Infections

August 27th Report, Record Daily High

On August 27th, Fukui Prefecture reported 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. There is now a cumulative total of 190 cases within the prefecture. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Male restaurant employee (50s, Echizen Town)
On August 25th, the man experienced coughing and visited a medical institution for an examination; on the same day, a fever emerged, and a biological sample was taken. On the 26th, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[2] Unemployed female (80s, Fukui City).
On August 22nd, the woman experienced coughing and discomfort in her throat. On the 26th, she went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination, and to have a biological sample taken; a PCR test result showed positive for COVID-19. The woman had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Male company employee (40s, Sakai City)
On August 23rd, the man experienced coughing and a runny nose. On the 26th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had spent time in Osaka Prefecture from August 8th to 16th.

[4] Unemployed male (70s, Fukui City)
On August 22nd, the man experienced a fever of 37.5⁰C, fatigue throughout his body, and joint pain. On the 26th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[5] Male company executive (60s, Fukui City)
On August 26th, the visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[6] Unemployed male (70s, Fukui City)
On August 23rd, the man experienced a fever. On the 26th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[7] Unemployed male (70s, Sabae City)
On August 24th, the man experienced a fever of 37.7⁰C, coughing, runny nose, and sore throat. On the 26th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[8] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
On August 24th, the woman had a sore throat. On the 26th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have her biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The woman had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[9] Unemployed male (80s, Echizen City)
On August 24th, the man experienced a fever of 38.5⁰C. On the 26th, he visited a medical institution to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[10] Unemployed female (70s, Echizen City)
On August 22nd, the woman experienced fatigue. On the 26th, a fever of 37.2⁰C emerged, along with headache; she then visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have her biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The woman had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[11] Unemployed female (80s, Fukui City)
On August 24th, the woman had a sore throat. On the 26th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have her biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The woman had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[12] Unemployed female (80s, Fukui City)
The woman is a close contact of a Fukui City woman in her 80s, who was confirmed and reported with COVID-19 on August 26th. As a close contact, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have her biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The woman had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[13] Unemployed male (70s, Fukui City)
On August 26th, the man visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have his biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 27th showed positive for COVID-19. The man had no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Investigations are currently ongoing to determine the close contacts of all the patients.

Source: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200827.pdf