May 7 2021
KADOMA – Since mid-April, at least 61 residents and staff members of a facility for the elderly in Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture, have been infected with the new coronavirus, resulting in the deaths of 14 male and female residents, according to interviews with the city government and others. The number of deaths is equivalent to one-third of the facility’s capacity, 44 residents.
According to city officials and others, on April 11, two residents developed fever and were found to be positive in a PCR test. Subsequently, the infection spread within the facility, and 39 residents and 22 staff members were confirmed to be infected. Fourteen people died, including a resident who was recuperating at the facility because he could not find a place to be hospitalized.
More than 10 people died at a facility in Kobe.
In a facility for the elderly in Kobe’s Nagata Ward, more than 100 residents were infected by the cluster, and more than 10 of them died. Many of the patients had been recuperating in the facility.