Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

January 19th Report

On January 19th, Fukui Prefecture reported 5 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 461 cases.
Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male association employee (50s)
On January 16th, the man experienced a fever of 38°C, sore throat, and fatigue. On the 18th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken, which tested 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] Fukui City unemployed female (80s)
On January 18th, the woman experienced a fever of 38°C, and had a biological sample taken at a medical institution. On the 19th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Sakai City unemployed female (90s)
On January 14th, 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 experienced a fever of 38°C, and had another biological sample taken as a close contact. On the 19th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[4] Sakai City unemployed female (70s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 18th, a biological sample was taken again, as a close contact. On the 19th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[5] Sakai City unemployed female (90s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 18th, a biological sample was taken again as a close contact. On the 19th, 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.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210119.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1244782

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