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

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