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Hiroshima facility for persons with disabilities confirms 18 new cases of coronavirus

A total of 18 people were newly confirmed to be infected, including 11 residents and 7 staff at the facility for intellectually disabled people, "Mishin Gakuen," located in Saeki Ward, Hiroshima City.

Written with extracts translated from NHK

April 15th 2020

HIROSHIMA – Hiroshima City announced that 18 people in the city have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.

A total of 18 people were newly confirmed to be infected, including 11 residents and 7 staff at the facility for intellectually disabled people, “Kenshin Gakuen,” located in Saeki Ward, Hiroshima City.

It was revealed on April 13 that a total of 22 people, including residents and staff, were infected with the new coronavirus.

The city of Hiroshima is proceeding with virus tests on approximately 90 other residents and staff, assuming that a cluster of infected people called a “cluster” has occurred, and as a result, 18 new infections have been confirmed so far. It means that

Forty people have now been found to be infected around this facility.

Hiroshima City will hold a press conference on the afternoon of the 15th to explain the details of the process up to the confirmation of the infection and the medical condition of the patient.

In addition, the number of confirmed infections in Hiroshima was 108.

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