Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, Two New COVID-19 Infections

September 3rd Report, Both Connected to a Karaoke Lounge

On September 3rd, Fukui Prefecture reported 2 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing its cumulative total to 238 cases. In both cases, there is a connection with a karaoke lounge. Details are as follows:

[1] Unemployed female (asymptomatic, 70s, Sabae City)
The woman is a close contact of a person who had visited a karaoke lounge located within Echizen City and had been reported to be confirmed with COVID-19 on September 2nd. On the 2nd, as a close contact, she went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results on the 3rd showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the recent two weeks.

[2] Unemployed male (70s, Minamiechizen Town)
On August 31st, the man experienced fatigue. On September 2nd, he went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 3rd showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the recent two weeks. He has been to a karaoke lounge located within Fukui City.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200903.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1157264; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1157327

Fukui Prefecture, 4 New COVID-19 Infections Tied to a Karaoke Lounge

Fukui Prefecture, 4 New COVID-19 Infections Tied to a Karaoke Lounge

September 2nd Report, None With Recent Travel History Outside the Prefecture

On September 2nd, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing its cumulative total to 236 cases. In all four cases, there is some connection with a karaoke lounge. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Unemployed male (70s, Echizen Town)
On August 23rd, the man experienced symptoms of fatigue. On September 1st, he went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken; test results revealed that he was positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks. He has visited a karaoke lounge located within Sabae City.

[2] Unemployed male (80s, Echizen City)
On August 23rd, the man experienced a fever of 38.3⁰C. On September 1st, he went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results on the 2nd showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. He has visited a karaoke lounged located within Echizen Town.

[3] Unemployed female (80s, Echizen City)
On August 27th, the woman experienced a fever of 37.5⁰C. On September 1st, she went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 2nd showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks. She is a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case of a Sabae City woman in her 70s, which was reported on August 31st.

[4] Unemployed male (asymptomatic, 70s, Sabae City)
On September 1st, the man went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 2nd showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks. He is a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case of a Sabae City woman in her 70s, which was reported on August 31st.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200902.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1156578; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1156652

Four New COVID-19 Infections in Fukui Prefecture, All With Some Connection to a Karaoke Lounge

Four New COVID-19 Infections in Fukui Prefecture, All With Some Connection to a Karaoke Lounge

September 1st Report, Fukui, Sabae, and Echizen Cities

On September 1st, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across Fukui City, Sabae City, and Echizen City, bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total to 232 cases. In all 4 cases, each person has some connection with a karaoke lounge. Details for each case are as follows:

[1] Unemployed male (asymptomatic, 80s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 80s, reported on August 31st), the man went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on August 31st for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results on September 1st showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[2] Unemployed male (50s, Fukui City)
On August 29th, the man experienced symptoms including a sore throat and fatigue. On the 31st, as a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 80s, reported on the 31st), he went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on September 1st showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Female restaurant employee (asymptomatic, 50s, Sabae City)
The woman is a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case of a Sabae City woman in her 60s, which was reported on August 31st. On the 31st, the woman went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on September 1st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[4] Unemployed male (70s, Echizen City)
On August 31st, the man experienced symptoms including a fever of 38⁰C, coughing, and fatigue. One the same day, he went to an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken; test results showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

The Sabae City woman [3] is an employee of a KAMON (華紋), located at Sabae City, Kaminakacho, 3-Chome (鯖江市神中町3丁目). Those who have visited the establishment are asked to contact the Tannan Health and Welfare Center’s inquiry counter at 0778 (51) 0034.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200901.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1155744; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1155841; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1155862

Fukui Prefecture, 6 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

Fukui Prefecture, 6 New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui and Sabae Cities

August 31st Report, 5 People Have Some Connection with a Karaoke Lounge

On August 31st, Fukui Prefecture reported 6 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the cumulative total to 228 cases. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Female restaurant employee (60s, Sabae City)
On August 24th, the woman experienced inflammation in her throat. She visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 30th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[2] Male (10s, Fukui City)
On August 28th, the young male experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.8⁰C and fatigue. On the 30th, as a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 40s, reported on the 30th), he had a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Male company employee (20s, Fukui City)
On August 29th, the man experienced coughing. On the 30th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. He had spent some time in Ishikawa Prefecture on August 27th.

[4] Female (80s, Fukui City)
On August 25th, the woman experienced symptoms including coughing and a sore throat. On the 30th, as a close contact of a previously confirmed COVID-19 case (of a Fukui City woman in her 80s, reported on the 27th), she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st 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] Unemployed female (asymptomatic, 70s, Fukui City)
On August 30th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination, and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Female restaurant employee (asymptomatic, 70s, Sabae City)
On August 30th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination, and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 31st showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Of the 6 above cases, 5 cases have some connection with a karaoke lounge. 2 people are close contacts of someone who had visited a karaoke lounge in Fukui City and had been confirmed COVID-19, another 2 are employees of a karaoke lounge in Echizen City, and 1 has visited a karaoke lounge within the Tannan area of Fukui.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200831.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154979; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1155071

Eleven New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui Prefecture

Eleven New COVID-19 Infections Across Fukui Prefecture

August 30th Report, One Case of an Elementary School Girl

On August 30th, Fukui Prefecture reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total to 222 cases. Details of each case are as follows:

[1] Independent businessman (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 29th, the man visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[2] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[3] Female company employee (40s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[4] Female elementary school student (10s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the girl visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[5] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 28th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[6] Independent businessman (30s, Sabae City)
On August 25th, the man experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.6⁰C, coughing, and a sore throat. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. The man is a close contact of a COVID-19 patient outside the prefecture. On August 20th to 21st, he had stayed in Ishikawa Prefecture; on the 14th to 17th, and 22nd to 23rd, he had spent time in Toyama Prefecture.

[7] Unemployed female (20s, Sabae City)
On August 26th, the woman experienced symptoms including coughing, a runny nose, headache and fatigue. On the 29th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample take. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. The woman had spent time in Toyama Prefecture during August 14th to 17th, and 22nd to 23rd.

[8] Unemployed female (70s, Fukui City)
As a close contact of a person who was reported with COVID-19 on August 27th, the woman visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts on the 29th, for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She is currently asymptomatic, and with no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

[9] Male part-time employee (70s, Echizen Town)
On August 26th, the man experienced symptoms including coughing, a runny nose, and fatigue. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. He has visited a karaoke lounge in Echizen Town.

[10] Unemployed female (70s, Echizen Town)
On August 27th, the woman experienced coughing. On the 29th, she visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. She has visited a karaoke lounge in Echizen Town.

[11] Male restaurant employee (80s, Echizen City)
On August 25, the man experienced symptoms including a fever of 37.2⁰C, coughing, and fatigue. On the 29th, he visited an Outpatient Facility for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts for a medical examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 30th showed positive for the virus. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

The name of the elementary school attended by the girl [4] remains undisclosed. The school will be temporarily closed from August 31st to September 3rd; during that time, disinfection of the school property will be carried out. Parents and guardians of the school children have been informed through an emergency message.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/200830.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154523; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1154559