Written with extracts translated from The Mainichi Shimbun
April 19th 2020
TOYAMA – Toyama City announced on the 18th that one resident of a health care facility in the city died on the 17th, after testing positive for the new coronavirus test. This is the first time that a death due to the new coronavirus in the prefecture has been reported. The number of infected people increased by 13 to a total of 82.
The woman who died was in her 90s and resided in the Toyama Rehabilitation Home in Marunouchi. The path of the infection unknown, but after developing a fever on the 9th, her condition worsened and the patient was sent to the emergency department on the 16th for a PCR test, but died on the 17th. It turned out to be positive the next day. The immediate cause of death is unknown because of the underlying illness, but the city has acknowledged that “the new corona infection has triggered (death).”
In addition, at this facility, the infection of a female resident in her 80s who was in the same room as the deceased woman was also found. Two other people reported to have a fever are scheduled to be tested.