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Possible COVID cluster at Saitama day care center for disabled children investigated

In Kawagoe City, a total of 11 employees and users of a day-care center for children with disabilities were found to be infected on july 18th, and the city is investigating the route of infection as a possible cluster outbreak.

By Barrier Free Japan with extracts from Yahoo! Japan via Teletama

July 19 2021

Kawagoe city, Saitama – In Kawagoe City, a total of 11 employees and users of a day-care center for children with disabilities were found to be infected on july 18th, and the city is investigating the route of infection as a possible cluster outbreak.

The city has been conducting PCR tests on employees of welfare facilities in the city, and on July 16, it was confirmed that three employees of the facility were infected.    The facility was then closed for a fortnight, but by July 18, a total of 11 people, including four staff members and seven teenage users, were found to be infected.

The facility had taken measures to prevent infection, such as allowing children to play in the open air to prevent them from becoming densely infected.

A total of 199 people have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus in Saitama prefecture and one woman in her 80s has died.

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