Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Cases

Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Cases

November 11th Report, 5th Consecutive Day of New Infections

On November 11th, Fukui Prefecture reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of an Awara City female company employee (in her 20s) and an Echizen City female student (in her 10s), bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total COVID-19 cases to 268.

The Awara City female company employee (20s) is a close contact of the Awara City independent businessman (30s) who had been reported with COVID-19 on November 10th. On the 10th, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, and was then admitted for hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases. She is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks. She has no close contacts.

The Echizen City female student (10s) became the 5th COVID-19 case connected to a high school within Fukui City, in addition to one teacher and three other students. The student had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test, and was admitted for hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks. She has five close contacts of family members living within the same residence, with investigation still ongoing.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201111.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1203229; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1203307

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