Written with extracts from Yahoo! Japan via The Sankei Shimbun
May 22 2020
HOKKAIDO – Hokkaido and Sapporo City announced on May 22nd that 6 people were confirmed as infected with the new coronavirus in Hokkaido. One person was confirmed at a facility for persons with disabilities and a medical institution where a cluster had previously been found.
A new infection was confirmed by a male employee in his thirties who works at “Kouyoen”, a facility for the disabled in Engaru-cho, where 11 infected persons in total.
A hospital nurse in Shiraishi Ward, Sapporo City, National Hospital Organization Hokkaido Cancer Center was also confirmed to be infected by a female nurse in her 40s, with a total of 82 people infected at that center.
As of 5pm on May 22, there were a total of 1030 infected people in Hokkaido. There were 241 patients under treatment, 17 of whom are severely ill and 78 people have died.