Fukui Prefecture, 4 New COVID-19 Infections and 1 Death

Fukui Prefecture, 4 New COVID-19 Infections and 1 Death

January 24th Report

On January 24th, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new COVID-19 infections, as well as 1 COVID-related death, of a woman in her 80s. The prefecture now has a cumulative total of 480 COVID-19 cases.
Brief details of the 4 new cases are as follow:

[1] Awara City female nursing home employee (40s)
As a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken on January 14th and again on 20th; on both occasions, PCR test results showed negative for COVID-19. On the 23rd, she had a sore throat and headache, and had another biological sample taken; a PCR test 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 female (90s)
As a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken on January 14th and again on 20th; on both occasions, PCR test results showed negative for COVID-19. On the 23rd, she experienced a fever of 37.7°C, and had another biological sample taken; a PCR test 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)
As a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken on January 14th and again on 18th; on both occasions, PCR test results showed negative for COVID-19. On the 23rd, she experienced a fever of 37.9°C, and had another biological sample taken. On the 24th, a PCR test 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] Fukui City unemployed male (60s)
On January 20th, the man had a runny nose and feeling pressure in the head. On the 23rd, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 24th, a PCR test 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/210124.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1247948

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