Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

January 5th Report

On January 5th, Fukui Prefecture reported 2 new COVID-19 infections of an Obama City police officer, and a Kyoto Prefecture company employee. According to the Fukui Prefecture Police, the police officer stationed in Obama City has close contacts of 4 other police officers. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Obama City male police officer (20s)
On January 2nd, the man experienced a fever of 39.5°C, sore throat, headache, and fatigue. On the 4th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[2] Kyoto Prefecture male company employee (30s)
On December 29th, the man experienced a fever of 38.5°C, sore throat, and fatigue. An over-the-counter antiviral test kit showed negative for COVID-19. On January 4th, due to a persistent fever, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. An antiviral test showed positive for COVID-19. Since January 2nd, he had been staying in Echizen City.

Fukui Prefecture currently has a cumulative total of 362 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210105.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1236544

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