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63 new cases of coronavirus infections found in Kanagawa prefecture, many at care facilities

Yokohama City announced the infection of 42 people. A man in his 40s who used a facility for the disabled in the city was found to be infected, and the total number of infected people at this facility was four. It was also found that four women in their 40s who lived with the facility were infected on the 8th.

Written with extracts translated from The Tokyo Shimbun

October 10 2020

KANAGAWA – On the 10th, 63 new coronavirus infections were revealed in Kanagawa prefecture. Of these, 27 have unknown infection routes. The prefecture and the health authorities of Yokohama, Kawasaki, Fujisawa, and Yokosuka announced.

Yokohama City announced the infection of 42 people. A man in his 40s who used a facility for the disabled in the city was found to be infected, and the total number of infected people at this facility was four. It was also found that four women in their 40s who lived with the facility were infected on the 8th.

In addition, it was found that three men and women in their 70s and 80s were infected with close contacts of men in their 70s who were confirmed to be infected on the 3rd. A man in his 70s is a close contact with a man in his 80s who was confirmed to be infected on September 30. The five are working together in a close group, and the city will investigate whether the infection has spread further.

The prefecture announced the infection of 9 people. Of these, a teenage woman in Sagamihara City and a woman in her 20s in Aikawa Town had a dinner at a restaurant in the prefecture on September 27 with a total of four friends who had already been confirmed to be infected. The remaining one who was present is said to be waiting for the test results. In addition, a man in his twenties in Atsugi City has been found to be infected by a customer at a retail store where he works part-time.

Kawasaki City confirmed the infection of 9 men and women in their 20s and 90s, and 3 men in their 90s in Kawasaki Ward were hospitalized on the 9th. Fujisawa City announced the infection of women in their 30s and men in their 60s, and Yokosuka City announced the infection of men in their 80s.

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