Woman in her 30s Returning to Kaga City from Tokyo, 300 Total Cases Within the Prefecture
On June 22nd, Ishikawa Prefecture reported one new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, after 17 days without a new case. The case is of a Tokyo metropolitan resident, a female company employee (in her 30s), who visited her hometown of Kaga City on the 20th; upon arriving, the woman experienced a fever, and visited a hospital for a medical examination. An antigen test showed positive for COVID-19.
The total number of COVID-19 cases within Ishikawa Prefecture has risen to 300.
Produced in Nomi and Komatsu cities, this season’s market for Kaga Maruimo (Japanese yam) began on November 22. At the Kanazawa Central Wholesale Market (” 金沢市中央卸売市場 “), the highest grade, marked as “PREMIUM”, of a box of 2 Kaga Maruimo (weighing at a total of 1.2 kilograms) ¥20,000. Matsusaki, a hot spring ryokan located in Tatsunokuchi Town in Nomi City, was the successful bidder, as well as last year.
“PREMIUM” is classified by several factors; it is chosen within the large-size category, weigh between 450 and 600 grams, and be exceptional in its roundness, marked with “extraordinary excellence” (“特秀”). The Minami-Kaga Maruimo Production Council (“南加賀地区生産協議会”) expects to ship approximately 100 tonnes of Kaga Maruimo, as was last year. 2% to 3% of the yield will be graded as “PREMIUM”.