Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

January 5th Report

On January 5th, Fukui Prefecture reported 2 new COVID-19 infections of an Obama City police officer, and a Kyoto Prefecture company employee. According to the Fukui Prefecture Police, the police officer stationed in Obama City has close contacts of 4 other police officers. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Obama City male police officer (20s)
On January 2nd, the man experienced a fever of 39.5°C, sore throat, headache, and fatigue. On the 4th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[2] Kyoto Prefecture male company employee (30s)
On December 29th, the man experienced a fever of 38.5°C, sore throat, and fatigue. An over-the-counter antiviral test kit showed negative for COVID-19. On January 4th, due to a persistent fever, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. An antiviral test showed positive for COVID-19. Since January 2nd, he had been staying in Echizen City.

Fukui Prefecture currently has a cumulative total of 362 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210105.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1236544

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections and 1 Death

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections and 1 Death

December 31st Report

On December 31st, Fukui Prefecture reported two new cases of COVID-19, both of men in their 30s from Tsuruga City, bringing its cumulative total to 355. Furthermore, one COVID-19 patient in his 80s has passed away.
Details of the two new COVID-19 cases are as follows:

[1] Tsuruga City male company employee (30s)
On December 30th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the recent two weeks.

[2] Tsuruga City male company employee (30s)
On December 30th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the recent two weeks.

Both of the men were close contacts of a COVID-19 case reported on December 29th, of an Obama City male company employee (30s).

Sources: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1234787; https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201231.pdf

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

December 29th Report, One Obama City Man

On December 29th, Fukui Prefecture reported two new cases of COVID-19, of a Obama City man in his 30s, and one man from outside the prefecture. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Nagano Prefecture male company employee (30s)
On December 27th, the man experienced joint pain. On the 28th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 29th, he entered hospitalization at a medical institution within Nagano Prefecture. During the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms, he had stayed in Tsuruga City. He was in Shiga Prefecture during the 26th and 27th.

[2] Obama City male company employee (30s)
On December 24th, as a close contact, he had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19 through a PCR test. On the 27th, he experienced a fever of 37°C. On the 28th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken, which tested positive for the virus through a PCR test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Fukui Prefecture has a cumulative total of 350 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201229.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1233859

Four People From Obama City With COVID-19, All Staff At Same Establishment

Four People From Obama City With COVID-19, All Staff At Same Establishment

October 16th Report, Men & Women 50s to 70s

On October 16th, Fukui Prefecture reported four people within Obama City have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), of three women (in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, respectively) and one man in his 60s; all four are employed at the same food establishment. The woman in her 50s had spent some time within Kyoto Prefecture on October 9th; the other three are close contacts of the woman (50s). It is the second consecutive day a COVID-19 case has emerged, with a total of 10 new cases since entering October. Fukui Prefecture now has a cumulative total of 254 cases.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1186211

Heavy Rain Warning Lifted for Tsuruga and Obama Cities

Heavy Rain Warning Lifted for Tsuruga and Obama Cities

June 13th, Low Altitude Areas On Alert

At 11:06 a.m., the Fukui Local Meteorological Office announced that the heavy rain warning for Fukui Prefecture’s Tsuruga City and Obama City was lifted.

On June 13th, at 8:21 a.m., the Fukui Local Meteorological Office released a heavy rain warning for Tsuruga and Obama cities in Fukui Prefecture. Until the early afternoon of the same day, low altitude areas were required to be on alert.

According to the meteorological office, due to the seasonal rain front lagging close to the Honshu region, Fukui Prefecture will see a mix of rain and clouds during the 13th, possibly influenced by the humid air; by the evening, some areas may experience heavy rain accompanied with lightning.

On June 14th, it is forecast that the seasonal rain front will travel north along the Japan Sea and, influenced by the warm and humid air, possibly result in an unstable atmosphere. Thus, Fukui Prefecture will see rainfall accompanied with lightning from before noon, with severe rainfall in some areas within the Reihoku region.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1104261