Fukui Prefecture, 9 New COVID-19 Infections & 1 Death

Fukui Prefecture, 9 New COVID-19 Infections & 1 Death

January 18th Report

On January 18th, Fukui Prefecture reported 7 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 456 cases. Furthermore, a woman in her 90s, who was being hospitalized for COVID-19, has passed away; there has been a total of 13 COVID-related deaths within the prefecture.
Brief details of the 7 new cases are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male company employee (40s)
On January 16th, the man experienced a fever of 37.4°C and a runny nose. On the 17th, as a close contact, a biological sample was 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] Fukui City male student (10s)
On January 17th, as a close contact, the male had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[3] Eiheiji Town female student (20s)
On January 16th, the woman had a cough, congestion, and impaired sense of smell. On the 17th, she went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through an antigen test. She had been in Hyogo Prefecture until January 13th.

[4] Sakai City unemployed male (80s)
On January 17th, the man had cough and runny nose. An antigen test on the same day showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[5] Awara City male nursing home employee (20s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19. On the 17th, as a close contact, a biological sample taken again. On the 18th, another PCR test showed positive for COVID-19. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Sakai City male nursing home employee (20s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19. On the 17th, as a close contact, a biological sample taken again. On the 18th, another PCR test showed positive for COVID-19. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[7] Fukui City unemployed male (80s)
On January 15th, the man experienced a fever of 37.7°C. On the 17th, as a close contact, a biological sample was 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.

[8] Fukui City female company employee (40s)
On January 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.

[9] Obama City female company employee (50s)
On January 6th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 18th, she had a cough, runny nose, and impaired sense of smell. She 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. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210118.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1244243; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1244303

Fukui Prefecture, Possible Heavy Snow in Mountainous Areas on January 19th

Fukui Prefecture, Possible Heavy Snow in Mountainous Areas on January 19th

Fukui Local Meteorological Office, Predicted 10~20cm of Snow for Level Ground Areas

Due to the strengthening winter pressure pattern over Fukui Prefecture, January 19th has the potential to see heavy snow, particularly among the mountainous areas.

According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, the cold front is forecasted to pass through northern Japan on January 18th. In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of today, many level ground areas within the Reihoku region will accumulate 10cm of snow, and the mountainous areas of Reihoku, as well as Okuetsu, to accumulate 20cm of snow. The level ground areas of Reinan are expected to accumulate 2~5cm of snow, with the mountainous areas to accumulate 10cm.

In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of January 19th, level ground areas within Fukui Prefecture are expected to accumulate 10~20cm of snow, with the mountainous areas potentially accumulating 30~50cm of snow.

According to a weather forecast by the Fukui Local Meteorological Office (reported on 5:00 p.m. of January 17th), the Reihoku region will be snowy with some clouds, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. The Reinan region is to be cloudy, with rain or snow during the morning and evening, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. For the 19th, the Reihoku region is expected to see cloudy weather with occasional snow.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1243928