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12 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kochi welfare facility for people with disabilities

In Kochi Prefecture, 14 people were found to be infected, including 12 people in at welfare facility for the disabled. This is the highest number of infected people announced in Kochi prefecture in a day.

Written with extracts translated from NHK

August 15 2020

KOCHI – In Kochi Prefecture, 14 people were found to be infected, including 12 people in at welfare facility for the disabled. This is the highest number of infected people announced in Kochi prefecture in a day.

Kochi Prefecture and Kochi City announced the infection of 14 people at a press conference.

Of these, 12 were related to the ‘hydrangea welfare facility’ for people with disabilities in Kochi City, and seven people were in their 40s to 80s. The staff consists of five men and women in their 20s and 60s.

After 4th of this month, the resident of the facility had a fever symptom, and on the 13th, two men in their 40s had a fever of more than 38 degrees. Was confirmed.

One in his 40s is moderately ill and the others are mild or have no symptoms.

Prefectural governments have determined that a cluster or cluster of infected persons has occurred, and are inspecting residents, staff, and everyone.

In addition, the infection of mothers in their 20s and daughters under the age of 10 who had returned from Aichi prefecture to Kochi prefecture was confirmed.

It is said that he was tested as a rich contact person because his father was confirmed infected in Aichi prefecture.

Now there are 97 infected people in Kochi prefecture.

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