Fukui Prefecture, 11 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 11 New COVID-19 Infections

November 18th Report, 10 of 11 Close Contacts of Previous Reported Cases

On November 18th, Fukui Prefecture reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing its cumulative total to 289. Of the 11 cases, 10 were close contacts of previously reported COVID-19 cases. Four of the eleven COVID-19 cases are Fukui City residents, and seven are Tsuruga City residents. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male student (10s)
On November 15th, the student experienced fatigue and a sore throat. On the 17th, he went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken; an antigen test 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.

[2] Tsuruga City unemployed female (50s)
On November 17th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. She is asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[3] Tsuruga City female part-time employee (50s)
On November 17th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[4] Tsuruga City female company employee (20s)
On November 16th, the woman experienced discomfort in her throat. On the 17th, as a close contact, she had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[5] Tsuruga City unemployed female (20s)
On November 17th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Fukui City male company employee (60s)
On November 17th, the man experienced discomfort in his throat, and as a close contact, had a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 18th showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[7] Fukui City unemployed female (80s)
On November 17th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken. On the 18th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[8] Fukui City female part-time employee (50s)
On November 14th, the woman experienced joint pain. On the 17th, as a close contact, she had a biological sample taken. On the 18th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[9] Tsuruga City male company employee (40s)
On November 14th, the man experienced nasal congestion. On the 17th, as a close contact, he had a biological sample taken. On the 18th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[10] Tsuruga City male company employee (40s)
On November 8th, the man experienced a fever of 39.5⁰C. On the 17th, as a close contact, he had a biological sample taken. On the 18th, PCR test results 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.

[11] Tsuruga City male company employee (30s)
On November 17th, the man had a biological sample taken. On the 18th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Sources: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1207829; https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201118.pdf