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Shimane Prefecture’s End-Of-Year Care Home COVID Woes

In the space of a week, Shimane prefecture reported two sets of clusters at care homes for children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Five clusters were confirmed on December 24 & three more on December 31st.

By Barrier Free Japan

January 2 2023

SHIMANE – In the space of a week, Shimane prefecture reported two sets of clusters at care homes for children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Five clusters were confirmed on December 24 & three more on December 31st.

December 24 2022

SHIMANE – Shimane Prefecture announced on 24 December that it had confirmed five new cluster outbreaks.

14 cases were identified at a welfare facility for the elderly in Matsue City, 13 cases at a school in Izumo City, 16 cases at a child welfare facility in Izumo City, 14 cases at a welfare facility for the elderly in the jurisdiction of the Unnan Public Health Centre and 8 cases at a welfare facility for the disabled in the jurisdiction of the Hamada Public Health Centre.

A total of five clusters have occurred at welfare facilities and schools for the elderly, children and people with disabilities in Shimane Prefecture.

The total number of clusters occurring in the prefecture has reached 910 cases.

December 31st 2022

SHIMANE – Shimane Prefecture announced that three new cluster outbreaks were confirmed on December 31st 2022

Five people were found to be infected at a welfare facility for the disabled in the jurisdiction of the Masuda Public Health Center, 10 at a welfare facility for the elderly in Izumo City, and 10 at a welfare facility for the elderly in the jurisdiction of the Hamada Public Health Center.

The number of outbreaks in the prefecture now totals 940 cases.

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