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Cluster found in Toyama as eighteen people connected to a facility for people with disabilities are found to be infected with COVID-19

Toyama Prefecture announced on April 23rd that 27 men and women in their teens and eighties in the prefecture were found to be newly infected with the new coronavirus. Of these, fifteen women in their thirties and seventies in Kamiichi and three women in their twenties and seventies in Toyama City and Kamiichi, who have already been found to be infected, are connected to the support facility for people with disabilities "Yotsubaen" in Kamiichi.

From The Chunichi Shimbun

April 24 2021

TOYAMA – Toyama Prefecture announced on April 23rd that 27 men and women in their teens and eighties in the prefecture were found to be newly infected with the new coronavirus. Of these, fifteen women in their thirties and seventies in Kamiichi and three women in their twenties and seventies in Toyama City and Kamiichi, who have already been found to be infected, are connected to the support facility for people with disabilities “Yotsubaen” in Kamiichi. All those who are infected have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.

This is the 19th cluster outbreak in Toyama prefecture, and it is the first time in about a year, since a cluster was discovered at welfare-related facility “Toyama Rehabilitation Home”, a health facility for the elderly in April last year. It is the first outbreak in Kamiichi.

According to the prefecture, the breakdown of the 27 newly infected people is 7 in Toyama City, 1 in Takaoka, Imizu, Namerikawa, Kurobe, and 1 in Kamiichi, in addition to the cluster in Kamiichi. The total number of infected people in the prefecture is 1,229. It was also announced that 13 new patients who had been confirmed to be infected had been infected with the mutant strain. There are a total of 172 people infected with mutant strains in the prefecture, of which 31 are mutant strains derived from the United Kingdom.

The Toyamarodo Bureau in Toyama City revealed on the 23rd that one employee of the labor insurance collection room was infected with the new coronavirus on the 22nd.

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