Fukui Prefecture Commences Vaccinations, First Day With 30 Inoculations

Fukui Prefecture Commences Vaccinations, First Day With 30 Inoculations

Fukui Katsuyama General Hospital Health Care Providers, COVID-19

On February 19th, the initial round of COVID-19 vaccinations have begun at the Fukui Katsuyama General Hospital (in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture) for health care providers. On this first day, 30 people have received the vaccination, with roughly 80 people per day to receive vaccinations from the 22nd. Vaccinations for 431 health care providers, who have consented to the vaccinations, are expected to be completed by mid-March, with each person receiving two doses.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1263737

Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 5 New COVID-19 Infections

February 19th Report

On February 19th, Fukui Prefecture reported 5 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 542 cases.
Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Tsuruga City male company employee (40s)
On February 18th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which showed 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.

[2] Tsuruga City unemployed female (30s)
On February 14th, the woman experienced nasal inflammation. On the 15th, she went to a medical institution for an examination. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which showed positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Tsuruga City boy (under 10)
On February 17th, the boy had a runny nose. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which showed 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.

[4] Tsuruga City girl (under 10)
On February 9th, the girl experienced a fever of 37.3⁰C and coughing. She went to a medical institution for an examination. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken. On the 19th, 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.

[5] Tsuruga City female nursery school teacher (30s)
On February 9th, the woman had a runny nose and sore throat. She went to a medical institution for an examination. On the 17th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken. On the 19th, 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.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210219.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1263665