Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

January 21st Report

On January 21st, Fukui Prefecture reported 5 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 467 cases. Of the five, three are people from Sakai City, connected to an elderly nursing home/rehabilitation facility which recently had an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
Brief details of each case are as follow:

[1] Awara City female nursing home employee (60s)
On January 17th, the woman experienced a fever of 37.2°C and discomfort in her throat. On the 18th, she went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 20th, 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.

[2] Sakai City unemployed male (80s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which had tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 20th, he experienced a fever of 38.2°C and coughing; 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.

[3] Sakai City unemployed male (90s)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which had tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 20th, he experienced a fever of 38.1°C, and had another sample taken as a close contact. On the 21st, 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 symptom.

[4] Sakai City unemployed female (100 years or older)
On January 14th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which had tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 20th, as a close contact, another sample was taken. On the 21st, 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.

[5] Fukui City male company employee (30s)
On January 15th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which had tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 20th, the man experienced a fever of 37.4°C, runny nose, and headache; as a close contact, a biological sample was taken. On the 21st, 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.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210121.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1246219

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