Fukui Prefecture, 14 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 14 New COVID-19 Infections

January 6th Report, 12 of the 14 Related to Each Other

On January 6th, Fukui Prefecture reported 14 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 376 cases. Of the 14 new cases, 12 are related with each other in some way. It is believed to have stemmed from multiple gatherings over the New Years holidays.

One of the new cases is of an instructor working at a prefectural high school within the Reinan area. Club activities were immediately put on hold from the afternoon of January 6th. There are plans for the students to undergo PCR testing.

Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Tokyo City male company employee (30s)
On January 1st, the man experienced coughing, a runny nose, headache, and joint pain. On the 4th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 5th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He has been staying in Obama City since December 30th.

[2] Obama City independent businesswoman (50s)
On January 3rd, the woman experienced a fever of 37.5°, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, and an impaired sense of smell. On the 4th, she went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 5th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She had been within Osaka Prefecture during December 22nd.

[3] Obama City independent businessman & city council member (60s)
On January 4th, the man experienced a fever of 37.5°C, and coughing; he later went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 5th, 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.

[4] Tsuruga City independent businesswoman (60s)
On December 30th, the woman experienced coughing, a sore throat, and chills. On the 31st, she went to a medical institution for an examination. On January 5th, due to persistent symptoms, she went to a medical institution for a re-examination, and to have a biological sample taken; an antiviral test showed positive for COVID-19. She had been within Kyoto Prefecture during December 22nd.

[5] Obama City female company employee (30s)
On January 3rd, the woman had coughing. On the 5th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[6] Sakai City female company employee (50s)
On December 31st, the woman experienced a fever of 38.3°C, and coughing. On January 5th, as a close contact, a biological sample was 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.

[7] Obama City male company employee (30s)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and investigation is ongoing regarding his recent travel history.

[8] Obama City female government worker (30s)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. Investigation is currently ongoing regarding her recent travel history.

[9] Wakasa Town unemployed male (80s)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and investigation is ongoing regarding his recent travel history.

[10] Wakasa Town unemployed female (80s)
On January 6th, 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 investigation is ongoing regarding her recent travel history.

[11] Wakasa Town female company employee (50s)
On January 6th, 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 investigation is ongoing regarding her recent travel history.

[12] Wakasa Town male instructor (50s)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and investigation is ongoing regarding his recent travel history.

[13] Obama City independent businesswoman (30s)
On January 6th, 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 investigation is ongoing regarding her recent travel history.

[14] Obama City girl (under 10)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the girl had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She is currently asymptomatic, and investigation is ongoing regarding her recent travel history.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210106.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1237299