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Governor Requests More Antigen-test Kits To Counter Clusters

On June 4, Kitakyushu City announced six new cases of the COVID-19 infection. A total of 130 people in the city were diagnosed with the virus in the past thirteen days. Reflecting on the continued development of clusters at local medical facilities, Hiroshi Ogawa, Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture, firmly asked the national government to supply more antigen-test kits for the virus. Infected emergency-outpatients are thought to be the source of the clusters, and the region is now experiencing a move to temporarily closing emergency departments at hospitals. The antigen-test kit, which was approved by the Government in May, detects the virus as quickly as 15 to 30 minutes (with lower accuracy than PCR tests.) As of June 4, the cumulative total COVID-19 infections for Fukuoka Prefecture stands at 792.  Sources: Asahi / NHK / Mainichi

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Published: Jun 5, 2020 / Last Updated: Jun 5, 2020