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13 New COVID-19 Infections in Fukuoka Prefecture Last Week

The new infections were found in Fukuoka City, Kasuya Gun, and Kitakyushu City (which reported 154 infections since May 23), more than 50% of the new cases involve unknown transmission routes, while occupancy of hospital beds and PCR positive testing for test counts remain low. The cumulative total of COVID-19 infections for the prefecture stands now at 825. Also, on June 14, Kitakyushu City held its first tele-meeting with Kanagawa-based experts for infection diseases, hoping to challenge the prolonged impact of the virus spread on the local economy and daily life. Medical doctors and other specialists pointed out that a similar situation of a sudden increase of infections can hit any municipalities at the moment, and also advised the city to include pediatricians in developing prevention measures for local schools. Sources: NHK / Fukuoka Prefecture

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Published: Jun 15, 2020 / Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020