At 10:55 a.m. on August 13th, the Fukui Local Meteorological Office announced a heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Fukui City, Sakai City, Eiheiji Town, Echizen Town, Sabae City, Ikeda Town, Tsuruga City, and Mihama Town.
The heavy rain warning in Awara City, and the heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Ono City, Katsuyama City, Echizen City, and Minamiechizen Town continue to remain active.
Going into August 14th, there is a forecast of a downpour of up to 40 millimeters within an hour, accompanied with lightning. Over a two-day period until the afternoon of the 14th, many areas within Fukui Prefecture could accumulate up to 200~300 millimeters of rainfall. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office is advised to exercise caution and remain alert for landslides, lower regions becoming submerged in water, rising water levels within rivers, and flooding.
On July 25th, Fukui Prefecture reported 27 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 1,472. There are currently 68 active cases within the prefecture. Seven of the 27 new cases are students of a Fukui City senior high school, and two are students of a Fukui City junior high school; in addition, six are Fukui City residents and another six are Sakai City residents. Brief details of the 27 cases are as follow.
On June 30th, Fukui Prefecture reported 17 new COVID-19 infections, of men and women with ages ranging between the 10s and 70s. 9 are from Fukui City, 5 from Sakai City, 1 from Awara City, 1 from Tsuruga City, and 1 from Obama City. Among the 17 cases, 12 are connected with those who have already been confirmed with COVID-19.
6 among the 17 new cases are connected to food service establishments concentrated within central Fukui City, bringing the total to 172. Of the total 172 cases, 115 were primary close contacts of employees or clients of an establishment. The number of concerned establishments have increased to 31, with 7 connected to a cluster.
Among the 1,155 shops within the “Specified Infection Countermeasure Area” (Fukui City, Junka 1-Chome & 2-Chome, Chuo 1-Chome through 3-Chome, Ote 1-Chome through 3-Chome), as designated by Fukui Prefecture, employees from 856 establishments have undergone PCR tests, 74% of the total shops within the area. Among the 3,109 people tested, 181 were positive for COVID-19, a rate of 5.8%.
As of this day, Fukui Prefecture has a cumulative total of 1,288 COVID-19 cases.
On June 7th, Fukui Prefecture reported 1 new COVID-19 infection of an Awara City female part-time worker (20s), bringing its cumulative total to 1,055. As of this day, there are 25 active cases within the prefecture.
On June 2nd, Fukui Prefecture reported 7 new COVID-19 infections, bringing its cumulative total to 1,047. As of this day, there are 32 active cases within the prefecture. Brief details of the 7 cases are as follow.
The Fukui City female student (under 10, #3) and he Fukui City unemployed female (60s, #4) are close contacts of the Fukui City female part-time worker (30s, #2).
The Tsuruga City male company employee (60s, #5) is a close contact of a Tsuruga City male (20s) whose COVID-19 infection was reported on May 29th.
The Awara City male company employee (40s, #7) is a close contact of the Awara City female part-time worker (40s, #6).