Fukui Prefecture to Lift Independent State of Emergency by May 13th

Fukui Prefecture to Lift Independent State of Emergency by May 13th

COVID-19, Shift Into “Special Alert” Status

On May 12th, Fukui Prefecture resolved to lift its independent state of emergency, which was issued due to the recent increase in COVID-19 infections, on the 13th, while shifting into a “Special Alert” status from the 14th. The new “Special Alert” status period is to remain until May 28th. Since the 9th, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases been below ten.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1315707

Fukui Prefecture Governor Propose to Receive Ishikawa Prefecture Emergency Care Patients

Fukui Prefecture Governor Propose to Receive Ishikawa Prefecture Emergency Care Patients

Phone Conversation Between Fukui Prefecture and Ishikawa Prefecture Governors, In Case COVID-19 Situation Worsens Within Ishikawa

On May 11th, Fukui Prefecture Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto had a phone conversation with Ishikawa Prefecture Governor Masanori Tanimoto, regarding the recent spike in COVID-19 cases within Ishikawa Prefecture. In a situation where emergency medical care becomes difficult to manage, Governor Sugimoto expressed the idea of taking in emergency medical patients from Ishikawa Prefecture to be treated at the Fukui Prefectural Hospital.

On May 10th, Ishikawa Prefecture reported its record daily high of 50 new COVID-19 infections. On the same day, resources were further strained with hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients reaching 81.5% occupancy. During April, the prefecture increased the amount of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by 100, expressing it has affected general medical care.

According to Fukui Prefecture, Governor Tanimoto requested on the phone, “We are currently holding our ground. But in case the situation worsens, we wish for your assistance”. Responding to this, Governor Sugimoto offered support by taking in emergency medical patients.

According to the Fukui Prefecture Regional Medical Department, patients from Ishikawa Prefecture will be transported via ambulance. In the case where the patient is diagnosed with COVID-19, first taking in consideration the hospital bed occupancy within the prefecture and the patient’s symptoms, Fukui Prefecture will provide medical care to the best of its capacity.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1315243

Fukui Prefecture, 1 New COVID-19 Infection and 1 Death

Fukui Prefecture, 1 New COVID-19 Infection and 1 Death

May 12th Report

On May 12th, Fukui Prefecture reported 1 new COVID-19 infection, bringing its cumulative total to 963, as well as 1 COVID-19 death. As of this day, there are 77 active cases within the prefecture, of which 1 is in serious condition.
Brief details of the new COVID-19 infection are as follow.

[1] Fukui City male company employee (50s)
On May 9th, the man experienced a fever. After a test on the 10th, results on the 11th showed positive for COVID-19. He currently has no recent history of travel outside the prefecture, and has 3 close contacts.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210512.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1315655; https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/joukyou.pdf