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Saitama Coronavirus updates – Corona updates for Saitama Prefecture from November to December.

Saitama Coronavirus Updates

Last update 11/24 at 18:07

November 24th

43 cases
2 deaths

43 new cases of Covid-19 and 2 deaths announced Saitama Prefecture, November 24th. The prefecture reported 31 of the cases of Covid-19. Kawagoe announced 3 of the cases, a girl in her teens and two men. One in his twenties, one in his fifties. 1 death announced by Kawaguchi city on November 24th. A woman in her eighties died on November 21st and it was announced by the city today. The prefecture also announced a death, bringing the total number of deaths from the Coronavirus to 134 in Saitama prefecture.

Cases confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 31
  • Saitama City – 7
  • Kawagoe – 3
  • Kawaguchi – 1
  • Koshigaya – 1

As of 9 pm on the 23rd there are 19 patients in a critical condition with Coronavirus in Saitama Prefecture. 546 are hospitalized with the virus, 196 people are receiving treatment in a hotel and 247 are recuperating at home. 6493 people have recovered from the virus.

Another case at Moro Maternity Square was confirmed on the 23rd. Bringing the total in that cluster to 13. A municipal elementary school in Saitama City has a cluster of six people, including teachers and pupils. Another elementary school has been closed after children younger than ten years old tested positive for the virus. They have not disclosed the names of the schools.

River Inn in Kawaguchi city confirmed another positive case on the 23rd bringing the total in the cluster to 55. There is now also another facility for the elderly, “Harukaen” with a cluster of 7. A cluster at a medical institution in the prefecture that has been undisclosed has a cluster of 5 patients. An employee in a school in the south of the prefecture tested positive on the 23rd. The school has not yet been named.

November 23rd

90 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Saitama Prefecture on November 23rd.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 63
  • Saitama City – 17
  • Kawaguchi – 8
  • Kawagoe – 2

As of midnight November 22nd:

Of November 22nd’s new cases, 1 is associated with the Soka City maternity clinic cluster. An employee in her forties who lives in Yashio City and works at Moro Maternity Square confirmed positive today, November 22nd. Bringing the total in the Moro Maternity Square cluster to 12.

A new cluster has been identified at a medical institution in Fujimi City. The name of which has not yet been released. A total of six people have been identified in this cluster. A female employee tested positive on the 21st and five more positive results were confirmed on the 22nd.

The death that was confirmed today was in Saitama City. It is the 14th death in Saitama City from the Coronavirus. The age of the patient has not yet been disclosed. Of Saitama City’s new cases, five are from the same family. A family were three others in the family had already tested positive. There were also another eight cases related to family clusters. Five of Saitama City’s cases on November 22nd were from an unknown source.


Saitama Coronavirus updates November 2020

115 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death were reported in Saitama Prefecture on November 22nd.

Confirmed by:

  • The prefecture – 80
  • Saitama City – 19
  • Kawaguchi – 8
  • Koshigaya – 6
  • Kawagoe – 2

As of 9 pm on the 21st, there are 17 people in critical condition from Covid-19. There are also 483 people in hospital, 177 people receiving medical care in a hotel, and 134 people recuperating at home in Saitama Prefecture. 6306 have recovered from the illness. 131 people have died.

Clusters

  • In Soka City a total of 11 cases have been confirmed at a Moro Maternity Square clinic. Today’s new cases involve 2 employees and 3 patients.
  • A total of 6 people have been confirmed to have the virus at a preschool in Kuki City, including 4 preschoolers.
  • Another case was confirmed at River Inn in Kawaguchi bringing the total in that nursing home for the elderly to 54.
  • There are two other clusters in facilities for the elderly that have not yet been identified. One facility has 3 confirmed cases the other they have not specified the number but they have infections in male and female patients and a male staff member.
  • 10 of Saitama’s city’s cases on November 21st were from family clusters.

November 21st

A total of 173 cases were reported in Saitama on November 21st. This is the highest daily total to date. 1 death of a woman in her eighties in Kawaguchi has also been reported. It is the 131st death in Saitama Prefecture from the Coronavirus.

The national total is also a new record high, for the 4th day in a row. The figure has already exceeded 2500 cases even though the final numbers are not yet available.

17:53 The prefecture announced 119 new cases of Covid-19.

16:43 Koshigaya announced 6 cases of Covid-19. However, 3 of them were confirmed in the city and 3 of them by the Prefecture.

Cases Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 119
  • Saitama City – 30
  • Kawaguchi – 12 cases and 1 death.
  • Kawagoe – 9
  • Koshigaya – 6 3 by the city (3 were also confirmed by the Prefecture for a total of 6)

November 20th

A total of 96 new cases of Covid-19 and 3 deaths from the virus were announced in Saitama Prefecture, November 20th. The national number of cases is also a new daily high, having already exceeded 2400 cases without all the prefecture totals being in.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 69
  • Saitama City – 15
  • Kawaguchi – 8
  • Koshigaya – 3
  • Kawagoe – 1

17:15 the prefecture confirmed 69 new cases of Covid-19, November 20th.

17:45 Kawagoe announced 1 new case of Covid-19, a woman in her twenties.


November 19th

The Saitama Prefectural Government held an emergency meeting last night, November 18th, to discuss preventative measures going forward. As of 9 pm last night, there are 15 patients in a critical condition, 462 in hospital, 195 receiving medical care at a hotel and 78 people recuperating at home. 6138 have recuperated from the disease. As of 6 pm November 19th, 127 people have died.

Current clusters

As of 2 pm on the 19th, figures for the current active clusters:

  • Sakado –
    • 6 cases so far at Sakado High School
  • 5 cases in a University sports club, the 5th patient is a resident of Sakado
  • Toda –
    • at a facility for people with special needs. 6 people have tested positive so far
    • Leben Home – 51 cases to date
  • Soka – A medical institution. 2 cases so far.
  • Kawaguchi –
    • River Inn – 51 cases to date
    • Mashi Medical Service Irohaen – 14 cases to date
  • Kawagoe – a municipal nursery. At least 2 cases so far.
  • Asaka – Sompo Care Villa Asaka. 68 cases. A total of 6 people have died in this old folks home in Asaka. And they still have active cases.

19th cases

108 new cases of Covid-19 and 2 deaths from the virus were announced in Saitama Prefecture on November 19th. One death was also announced. The national total has already surpassed yesterday’s record high even though the final figures are not available yet.

Confirmed by:

  • The prefecture – 81 cases and 1 death
  • Saitama City – 11
  • Kawaguchi – 10 cases and 1 death
  • Koshigaya – 2
    • 2 men, one in their twenties and one in their fifties
  • Kawagoe – 4
    • 3 men in their twenties, forties and eighties and 1 woman in her forties.

November 18th

Yet another new high for Saitama today with 126 cases recorded on November 18th. The national total is also a record high exceeding 2000 daily cases for the first time ever. Of Saitama’s cases, the prefecture announced 92 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death. Also, Kawaguchi announced 2 deaths. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s. Their number of cases is 6. Koshigaya and Kawagoe reported 7 new cases each.

saitama coronavirus

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 92 cases, and 1 death
  • Saitama City – 13
  • Koshigaya – 7
  • Kawaguchi – 6 cases, and 2 deaths
  • Kawagoe – 7

November 17th

88 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death reported in Saitama Prefecture on November 17th. The prefecture announced the 122nd death in Saitama from the Coronavirus.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 68
  • Kawaguchi – 10
  • Saitama City – 6
  • Koshigaya – 4

November 16th

87 new cases and two deaths reported in Saitama Prefecture on November 16th. According to the Prefecture, a woman in her nineties and a woman in her eighties passed away from the virus. That brings the total number of deaths from the coronavirus in the prefecture to 121.

Cases confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 59
  • Kawaguchi – 12 including cases in a day service cluster
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawagoe – 4
  • Koshigaya – 3

November 15th

80 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Saitama Prefecture, November 15th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 58
  • Kawaguchi – 9
  • Saitama City – 8
  • Koshigaya – 4
  • Kawagoe – 1

November 14th

104 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Saitama on November 14th. And nationwide, for the third day in a row, there is yet another new record high of daily cases.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 78
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawaguchi – 8
  • Koshigaya – 5
  • Kawagoe – 4

November 13th

**Apologies; Kawaguchi was late reporting and I missed it when they reported it an hour ago. They reported four so the actual total of new cases today is 83 not 79. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

79 83 new cases of Covid-19 and 5 deaths announced in Saitama Prefecture on November 13th. The deaths were announced by the Prefecture, Koshigaya and Kawagoe. NHK is reporting 4 deaths, but all other news outlets are reporting 5. However, they are all in accordance that the total number of deaths in the prefecture to date is 118.

The national total of new cases is, for the second day in a row, a new high. 1676 1719 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Japan on November 13th. (At 5.58 pm it was announced as 1676, but at 18.18 NNN amended that figure to 1719 and it may not be the overall total, some figures are still coming out).

Cases confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 56
  • Saitama City – 13
  • Koshigaya – 7
  • Kawagoe – 3
  • >>Kawaguchi – 4

November 12th

75 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death were announced for Saitama Prefecture on November 12th. The death was of a woman in her sixties in Kawaguchi City. This is the 114th death in the prefecture from the Coronavirus. Two more people, both staff, have tested positive at Sompo Care Villa Asaka bringing the total in that cluster to 68. Of the 68 cases, 50 are patients and 18 are staff.

Nationally, the highest number of daily new cases were recorded in Japan today. 1635 people in Japan tested positive for the virus on November 12th 2020.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 55
    • Including 2 new cases at Sompo, 2 new cases in Kasukabe, 1 in Misato, Higashimatsuyama 2, Tokorozawa 1, a woman in her twenties with an undisclosed address.
  • Saitama City – 11
  • Koshigaya – 5
  • Kawaguchi – 4

November 11th

116 new cases of Covid-19 have been announced in Saitama Prefecture November 11th. This is the highest daily number of new cases to date.

The figures were late coming out today which never bodes well. Of those prefectures that released their data early, many reported higher figures than yesterday. Osaka reported the highest daily number of cases ever. And Tokyo had its highest number of confirmed cases since August 20th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 79
    • Including 3 in Kasukabe, 5 in a cluster in Kumagaya and 2 new cases at Sompo in Asaka.
  • Saitama City – 16
    • including a new case in the Club Luxe cluster
  • Koshigaya – 9
    • including 6 in a day service provider
  • Kawaguchi – 6
    • including a primary school employee
  • Kawagoe – 6
    • All living in the city. Aged between 10 and 79.

November 10th

67 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death from the Coronavirus were reported in Saitama Prefecture, November 10th. Overall it was a bad day for Covid-19 with several prefectures confirming numbers much higher than they have been in weeks. The national total for Tuesday November 10th in Japan is currently at 1271 new cases confirmed and 12 deaths announced.

The death of a woman in her nineties from the virus was announced by Saitama Prefecture. It is the 113th death from Coronavirus in Saitama since the pandemic began.

Nursing home clusters

Among the new cases announced today there were four at the River Inn nursing home in Kawaguchi, which brings the total in this cluster to 45 confirmed cases. Governor Ohno announced at a press conference on the 10th that he will hold an emergency meeting for people involved in nursing care and welfare facilities in Saitama Prefecture. Since the end of October, clusters have occurred one after another at facilities in the prefecture, and he aims to improve the initial response when an infected person is discovered.

According to the prefecture, from the end of October to the beginning of November, a large cluster of more than 60 people occurred in the nursing home for the elderly in Asaka City. Then, there was more than 30 people in the special elderly nursing home in Kawaguchi City. There have also been smaller clusters in other nursing homes around the prefecture.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 55
    • including a case in Sayama
  • Saitama City – 6
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Kawagoe – 2
    • one case in Kawagoe, one in Ageo. Both men in their twenties.

November 9th

51 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture today.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 35
  • Saitama City -11
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Kawagoe – 1

November 8th

45 new cases of Covid-19 announced in Saitama prefecture on November 8th.

Confirmed by:

  • the prefecture – 33
  • Saitama city – 6
  • Kawaguchi – 6

November 7th

69 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death announced on November 7th in Saitama prefecture.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 39
  • Kawaguchi – 15
  • Saitama city – 14
  • Koshigaya – 1

November 6th

114 new cases of Covid-19 announced in Saitama November 6th. This is the highest daily figure to date and only the second time ever that the figure is a three digit number. However, despite being the highest daily number of confirmed cases, the current number of active cases remains lower than in the peak during spring. As you can see in the chart below.

Graph from Hazard Yahoo

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 57
  • Kawaguchi – 35
  • Saitama City – 21
  • Kawagoe – 1

November 5th

32 cases and 1 death were announced in Saitama Prefecture on November 5th. It is the fourth day in a row that there has been a death from the virus in the Prefecture. Moreover it is the 111th death from Covid-19 since the pandemic began. Overall the Covid-19 figures in Japan are higher than they have been in weeks with more than a 1000 cases confirmed nationally on November 5th.

Confirmed by

  • the Prefecture – 29
  • Saitama City – 2
  • Kawaguchi – 1

Of November 4th’s cases one, a woman in her nineties, is part of the SOMPO cluster, which now stands at 63 cases. 47 of those are patients and 16 staff. The Shiraoka nursery school also had other confirmed cases bringing the total number of infections to five at that hoikuen. In Saitama City a primary school student and his forty something year old mother tested positive on November 4th.

November 4th

42 new cases were confirmed in Saitama on November 4th. In addition, Kawagoe City announced that one woman in her 70s who had been infected with the new coronavirus had died. This is the third day in a row that a death has been announced and 110 of the confirmed infections in Saitama Prefecture have now died. Koshigaya City announced that it will reduce the cumulative number of infected patients by one, saying that one patient announced on the 31st of last month was negative in the subsequent PCR test.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 28
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Koshigaya – 1

November 3rd

30 new cases and 1 death was also announced in Saitama on November 3rd. It is the 109th death from the virus in Saitama since the pandemic began.

Confirmed by

  • the prefecture – 24
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Saitama city – 1
  • Koshigaya – 1

November 2nd

26 new cases of Covid-19 was announced in Saitama on November 2nd. One death was also announced on the same day. The death of a woman in her seventies was announced by Saitama City. She died on November 1st.

Cases confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 18
    • Including a woman in her nineties in Fujimino City who is resident of an old folks home where another case has also been confirmed. Also, a man in his 40s in Tokorozawa was confirmed to have the virus. He is a trace contact of another previously confirmed case.
  • Saitama City – 7
    • Including a family of five.
  • Kawaguchi – 1

November 1st

33 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Saitama Prefecture, November 1st. Also, the Saitama Labor Bureau announced an infection in a staff member working at the Centralized Treatment Center for Coronavirus Infectious Diseases in Chuo-ku, Saitama City. He tested positive after taking a PCR test as a close contact of an infected person outside the workplace.

Confirmed by

  • The Prefecture – 29 new cases, in their teens to 90s.
    • Another resident woman in her 90s tested positive at the nursing home for the elderly “Leben Home Toda” in Toda city. Bringing the total number of infected people in this cluster to 13.
  • Saitama City – 2
  • Koshigaya – 2

As of 9:00 pm on the 1st, 10 people were seriously ill, 252 people are hospitalized, 87 people are being treated at hotels and also 24 people are being treated at home. 5386 people have been discharged from the hospital and completed medical treatment to date.

Saitama Coronavirus Updates November 2020

The official Saitama Coronavirus figures from the prefecture.

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