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69 new cases of coronavirus infections in Kanagawa, many at care facilities

On November 3rd, 69 new coronavirus infections were revealed in Kanagawa prefecture. Of these, 42 have unknown infection routes. Health authorities in the prefecture and four cities including Yokohama and Kawasaki were announced.

Written with extracts translated from The Tokyo Shimbun

November 3 2020

KANAGAWA – On November 3rd, 69 new coronavirus infections were revealed in Kanagawa prefecture. Of these, 42 have unknown infection routes. Health authorities in the prefecture and four cities including Yokohama and Kawasaki were announced.

Yokohama City announced the infection of 34 people. A new female in her 90s is infected at a special nursing home for the elderly (special nursing home) in the city where clusters (groups of infected people) are occurring. There are now 15 people infected at this special nursing home. A female employee in her 50s was infected at a day service facility for the disabled in the city where the cluster occurred, and the number of infected people at the facility became 21.

In addition, a female employee in her 70s at a home-visit care service office, which was used by a man in her 20s who had already been found to be infected, was also infected.

Kawasaki City announced the infection of 18 men and women in their 20s and 80s. The four are nurses at Municipal Tama Hospital where the cluster occurred. According to the announcement by the health authorities, it will be the next day, but the city announced that four more nurses were infected. The number of infected people at the hospital is 22 including medical personnel and patients.

On the night of the 2nd, the infection of medical technical staff at Municipal Ida Hospital was announced. It is called a family infection.

The prefecture announced the infection of 9 people. A man in his 70s living in Tokyo complained of illness when he was traveling alone in the direction of Yugawara-cho and was found to be infected. In addition, a female employee in her twenties at a medical institution that treats new corona patients in the prefecture was found to be infected.

Yokosuka City announced the infection of 5 people. A female nursing assistant in her 50s is newly infected at Municipal Uwamachi Hospital. This is the fourth infected person at the hospital. In addition, men in their 60s and women in their 50s are close contacts of women in their 80s who died of the new corona infection on October 31st.

Fujisawa City announced the infection of three people. The police officer in his 40s at the Fujisawa police station was infected, and the number of infected people at a police station became three.

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