Saitama: 44 persons in ‘foreign community’ test positive for coronavirus
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 24
More than 40 persons in a “foreign community” have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Saitama Prefectural Government has revealed, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 22).

Of 66 new infections confirmed in the prefecture on Saturday, nine of them belong to a community of foreigners that attended various events earlier this month, including a wedding and birthday party.

The foreigners, aged in their 20s to 50s, live in Kasukabe City and other locations.

A total of 44 foreigners who are within the community have tested positive since the events were held. The infections have been traced to three locations. No Japanese have tested positive, the government said.

The also announced the death of a woman in her 90s. She was brought to a hospital after suffering from what was thought to be heatstroke.

However, the woman later tested positive for the coronavirus. She died on August 20.

埼玉県で外国人コミュニティーのパーティーに関係する新型コロナウイルスの感染者が新たに9人確認され、感染者は合わせて44人になったことが分かりました。  埼玉県では22日、66人の新型コロナウイルスへの感染が確認されましたが、このうち9人は外国人で、いずれも外国人コミュニティーのパーティーに関係していました。パーティーは、結婚式や誕生日の名目で今月上旬から中旬までに少なくとも3カ所で開かれ、これで感染者は合わせて44人になりました。これまでに日本人の感染者はいないということです。県は、パーティーの詳細や濃厚接触者について調査を進めています。また、県内在住の90代の女性が死亡していたことも発表されました。この女性は当初、熱中症の疑いで県内の病院に入院しましたが、その後の検査で感染が確認されました。基礎疾患もあり、20日に死亡したということです。
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