Fukui Prefecture Declares an Independent State of Emergency

Fukui Prefecture Declares an Independent State of Emergency

Responding to Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Until May 13th

On April 22nd, in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Fukui Prefecture has declared an independent state of emergency, shifting from the “Critical COVID-19 Infection Emergency Alert”, for three weeks, to be effective until May 13th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1303691

Fukui Prefecture, 38 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 38 New COVID-19 Infections

April 22nd Report, New Daily High

On April 22nd, Fukui Prefecture reported 38 new COVID-19 infections, a new record daily high, bringing its cumulative total to 817 cases. As of this day, there are 168 active cases within the prefecture, of which 1 is in serious condition. Of the 38 new cases, 20 are of a cluster connected to an elementary school within Tsuruga City.
Brief details of the 38 new cases are as follow.

The Awara City male company employee (50s, #4) and the Awara City male student (under 10, #5) are close contacts of an Awara City female (50s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 21st.

The Fukui City boy (under 10, #6) is a close contact of a Fukui City male (30s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 21st.

Five students from Sabae City (#7 ~ #11), of four males and one female in their 10s or 20s, are close contacts of a Sabae City female (40s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 21st.

The Fukui City self-employed male (20s, #14) is a contact of a Fukui City female (20s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 15th.

The Fukui City male company employee (20s, #15) is a contact of a Fukui City male (20s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 20th.

The Tsuruga City female nursery teacher (40s, #17) is a close contact of a Sabae City female (40s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 21st.

The Obama City female part-time worker (20s, #18) is a close contact of an Obama City female (20s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on April 13th.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210422.pdf; https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/joukyou.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1303545