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

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