Coronavirus COVID-19 Japan Sagamihara

Staff and residents test positive for COVID at Sagamihara facility for the disabled, cluster confirmed

Twenty-eight new residents and six staff members were found to be positive at a support facility for people with disabilities in Midori Ward, Sagamihara City.

By Barrier Free Japan with extracts from Kanaloco by The Kanagawa Shumbun

August 14 2021

SAGAMIHARA – Twenty-eight new residents and six staff members were found to be positive at a support facility for people with disabilities in Midori Ward, Sagamihara City on August 12th.

A total of thirty-eight people were found to be positive for the coronavirus at the facility, including four people who were already identified as infected, and the city has recognized it as a cluster.

A care home in Midori Ward, Sagamihara City was the site of the ‘Sagamihara Stabbings’, when in July 2016, nineteen residents were killed by a former employee of the care home, with twenty-four other residents injured. 

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