On July 30, Fukuoka Prefecture recorded 121 daily new cases of novel coronavirus infections. The prefectural governor, Hiroshi Ogawa, stated he would maintain a very high level of alertness while monitoring the situation. Seventy-five of the new cases were found in Fukuoka City, including a suspected cluster at a kindergarten in Minami Ward. While there were no patients with severe symptoms, the region faces a growing fear that the virus might spread again amongst its older adults. To reduce such a risk, the medical association of Fukuoka Prefecture requested patients stay at designated hotels even if they show no or only mild symptoms. As of Jul. 29, some 200 patients are reportedly resting at home. Sources: NHK / NHK / Fukuoka Prefecture
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