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Ibaraki Prefecture confirms 58 people at disability welfare facility has coronavirus

58 are staff and users of a support facility for persons with disabilities in Bando City, and Ibaraki prefecture says that the a cluster has occurred so far at one facility.

Translated from. NHK

December 4 2020

IBARAKI Pref – Ibaraki Prefecture announced on the 4th that it was confirm that 85 people, the largest number of people infected in one day, are infected with the new coronavirus.

Of these, 58 are staff and users of a support facility for persons with disabilities in Bando City, and the prefecture says that the a cluster has occurred so far at one facility.

According to Ibaraki Prefecture, 85 new infections were confirmed in the prefecture on the 4th, and the number of people announced on the 1st exceeded 66 on the 21st and 28th of last month, the highest number ever.

Of these, 58 are staff and users of the “Akatsuki Welfare Garden”, a support facility for persons with disabilities in Bando City.

All cases are asymptomatic or mild.

Infection of 3 staff members was confirmed at this facility by the 3rd, and the total number of people confirmed to be infected at the facility was 61, and the prefecture had the largest cluster ever as one facility.

Currently, the prefecture’s cluster countermeasures team has entered the facility and is providing support by performing “zoning” that divides the range of actions of infected and uninfected people.

As a result, the total number of people confirmed to be infected in the prefecture is 1777.

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