Saitama Corona virus updates for September and October 2020 – Coronavirus updates for Saitama Prefecture from August 21st to the end of October. As the post is huge with more than 6000 words, I’ve started a new report for November and December here. But updates from January 2021 are here.

Saitama Corona virus Updates

Last update 11/01 at 18:24 – please see the latest post here.

November 1st

33

Updates from January 2021 here.

33 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Saitama Prefecture, November 1st.

Confirmed by

  • The Prefecture – 29
  • Saitama City – 2
  • Koshigaya – 2

October 31st

30 new cases and 1 death from the Corona virus in Saitama on October 31st. The death was of a man in his seventies. He had an underlying illness and when his condition deteriorated he was tested for the virus with a positive result.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 18
  • Saitama city – 7
    • Including a female health care worker in her 50s and her husband, who live in Ina Town.
  • Kawaguchi – 2
    • Including a teenage high school boy and woman in her 50s, both who had positives in their families. A female employee of a private nursery school announced on the 30th said that the subsequent PCR test was negative and false positive.
  • Koshigaya – 2
  • Kawagoe – 1

October 30th

61 new cases of Covid-19 in Saitama Prefecture. Including 38 more cases in a nursing home for the elderly in Asaka where there is a large cluster: SOMPO Care La Ville Asaka. 57 people have tested positive in this cluster to date. There are still some people awaiting PCR test results in the 140 resident and staff nursing home. And also two new cases in the Musical Theater cluster in Saitama City, bringing the total number of infected in that cluster to 76. Another person in the Kawaguchi nursery school cluster has tested positive. Moreover, an employee from a separate (private) nursery school has tested positive in the city.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 53
  • Saitama City – 6
  • Kawaguchi – 2

October 29th

30 new cases of Covid-19 have been announced so far in Saitama Prefecture October 29th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 26
    • According to the Prefecture, two new infections were confirmed today at a facility for the elderly in Toda (not Leben Home, another one) where two infections have already been announced. The total number of infected people related to this facility is now four.
  • Saitama City – 9
    • Some good news for a change: the close contacts of the council member who tested positive yesterday all returned a negative PCR test.
  • Kawaguchi – 3
    • Of the 3, one is a daycare facility worker. The nursery school will be temporary closed from today until the 31st and they will examine the staff and children.
  • Kawagoe – 1, a woman in her twenties

October 28th

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

Confirmed by:

  • The prefecture – 23
    • Among them at least three are from Asaka city, including a 80+ year old female resident of a nursing home where a male staff member tested positive on the 27th. Also in Asaka city a male teacher who works in a prefectural school tested positive along with another family member who lives with him.
  • Saitama City – 12
    • Among the 12 is a woman in her sixties who returned a negative PCR test earlier in the month. However, due to a worsening condition she was confirmed positive by medical examination. She is currently on oxygen in hospital. A member of the Saitama Liberal Democratic party and city council member also tested positive in Saitama City. He has gone to the the party’s quarters after his symptoms began on the 19th.
  • Koshigaya – 5
  • Kawaguchi – 4
    • Four staff and students of a municipal junior high school have tested positive for the virus. The school has been shut until the 30th of this month.

October 27th

29 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Saitama Prefecture on October 27th. The Prefectural police announced that 9 police officers are temporarily staying home after coming into contact with a man who has tested positive for the virus. The foreign man in his twenties, had a fever while incarcerated in a facility in Yorii. The 9 police officers were involved in his arrest and incarceration.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 15
    • Two more cases were confirmed at Leben Home Toda today bringing the overall total of infections in this cluster to 11.
  • Saitama City – 5
    • Including a factory worker in her 40s. There had been a previous case at the factory, but she wasn’t deemed a close contact so initially wasn’t tested as a trace contact. However, further to developing symptoms she was examined by a Doctor who confirmed her as positive for the virus.
  • Koshigaya – 5
  • Kawaguchi – 4

October 26th

34 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death from the virus were announced in Saitama Prefecture on October 26th. It is the 106th death in the prefecture from the Corona virus.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 21 new cases and 1 death
    • The prefecture announced the death of a man in his seventies. New cases include two men in their 80s living in a nursing home in Toda “Leben Home Toda”, bringing the number of infections in this cluster to 9 in total. There is also another cluster in Toda at a construction site. Two new cases – both foreign residents – emerged today, bringing the total to 5 infections in this cluster.
  • Saitama City – 7
    • Of Saitama City’s cases a man in his 40s and a woman in her 20s who work at the same restaurant / bar were confirmed. Another person had previously tested positive at this establishment.
  • Koshigaya – 4
    • Among Koshigaya’s cases is a woman in her 70s who had been to the clinic twice with a fever, but had not been tested for the virus until she went to a hospital yesterday. She has been sick since at least the 10th of this month.
  • Kawaguchi – 2
    • Two male office workers were confirmed to have the virus in Kawaguchi today.

October 25th

17 new cases of Covid-19 in Saitama on October 25th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 9
  • Saitama City – 5, including one Junior High School Student.
  • Kawaguchi – 3

Cases by municipality for the last two weeks – from October 12th to 25th:

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October 24th

41 new cases of Covid-19 and another death were announced in Saitama today. Kawaguchi announced that a centenarian has died from the virus in hospital. This is the 105th death in the prefecture since the pandemic began.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 33
    • 1 in Sayama and 1 in Shiraoka are trace contacts of previously confirmed cases.
  • Kawaguchi – 5 new cases and 1 death
  • Kawagoe – 2
  • Saitama City – 1

October 23rd

40 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death were announced in Saitama Prefecture on October 23rd. The sex and age of the deceased have not been made public. However, according to Koshigaya city the patient had been hospitalized in a medical institution there. Deaths from the Corona virus now stand at 104 in total since the outbreak began.

Confirmed by:

  • Koshigaya – 1 new case and 1 death
  • Saitama City – 2 cases including 1 high school boy.
  • Kawaguchi – 5 cases of which 2 – a mother and her University aged son – are family of a previously confirmed 20 something year old.
  • the Prefecture – 32 cases. Of which 25 are from a known route of infection. Within that 25 the number of infections occurring within families is 8. Among those 8 a woman in her 30s and a preschooler living in the same house in Miyashiro were confirmed.

October 22nd

45 new cases of Covid-19 were announced on October 22nd in Saitama.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 24
    • Higashimatsuyama – 1,
    • Soka – 1, a foreigner in her 30s,
    • Kasukabe – 1
  • Kawaguchi – 10
  • Saitama City – 8 all of whom live in the city;
    • A teenage boy
    • 2 women in their 20s
    • 2 men in their 30s
    • 1 man and 1 woman in their 40s
    • A man in his 50s
  • Kawagoe – 2 (a woman in her 70s, a man in his 20s)
  • Koshigaya – 1

Number of new cases for the two weeks from October 8th to October 21st:

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October 21st

50 new cases of Covid-19 were announced on October 21st in Saitama.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 30
  • Saitama City – 12
  • Kawaguchi – 8

October 20th

33 new cases were announced in Saitama on October 20th. According to the prefecture, a 6th person tested positive for the virus at the facility for the elderly in the southern part of the prefecture. Todays cases is a male in his 20s. About 100 residents and staff have undergone PCR tests at the facility and are currently waiting for the results.

Confirmed by:

  • the prefecture – 22, of which 1 is seriously ill
  • Saitama City – 5
  • Koshigaya – 4
  • Kawaguchi – 2

October 19th

22 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Saitama Prefecture on October 19th.

17:00 ~ 2 cases have been announced by Koshigaya in Saitama so far today, October 19th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 14
  • Saitama City – 6
  • Koshigaya – 2

October 18th

40 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on October 18th. According to the prefecture there is an outbreak in an office in Shiraoka City where a total of 12 people tested positive for the virus. Of which 7 were confirmed at an earlier date and 5 more announced today.

Furthermore, a cluster has been identified at a facility for the elderly in the Southern Part of the Prefecture. Five residents and staff have already tested positive, including a newly admitted woman in her 80s today. The prefecture has dispatched a specialized team to manage this cluster.

Two new infections have occurred in the cabaret club clusters located in the downtown area of Omiya Ward. One at Avaton, the other at Night Cafe Leger.

Confirmed by:

  • Saitama Prefecture – 23
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawaguchi – 8

October 17th

45 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed today, October 17th, in Saitama.

Confirmed by:

  • the prefecture – 25
  • Saitama City – 14
  • Kawaguchi – 5
  • Koshigaya – 1

October 16th

52 new cases of Covid-19 and one death from the virus in Saitama Prefecture today, Friday October 16th.

Confirmed by

  • Saitama Prefecture – 34
  • Saitama City – 10 new cases, 1 death
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Koshigaya – 4

October 15th

57 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Saitama Prefecture, October 15th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 36
  • Saitama City – 14
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Koshigaya – 2
  • Kawagoe – 1
    ➡A man in his twenties, a trace contact of a previously confirmed case.

October 14th

47 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Saitama Prefecture today.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 30
  • Saitama City – 7
  • Kawaguchi – 5
  • Koshigaya – 4
  • Kawagoe – 1

October 13th

31 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Saitama prefecture today, October 13th. Of those, 4 – all tested outside the prefecture – are related to the Musical Theater cluster, bringing the total in that cluster to 72 cases. Furthermore, it has come to light that 1 of the 72 confirmed cases of the theater troupe was giving music lessons in the same building as the Musical Theater whilst unbeknowningly infected. 24 students are now being tested.

On the other hand, Kawaguchi City announced that it will reduce the cumulative number of patients by one, saying that one patient announced on the 11th was positive in the antigen test but subsequently confirmed to be negative in the PCR test.

Confirmed by:

  • the prefecture – 21
  • Saitama city – 6
  • Kawaguchi – 4

October 12th

18 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Saitama Prefecture today, October 12th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 10
  • Saitama city – 5
  • Kawaguchi – 2
  • Kawagoe – 1

October 11th

A total of 31 new Covid-19 cases were established in Saitama Prefecture on Sunday October 11th.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 27
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Kawagoe – 1

Muscial Theater Cluster

More information on the cluster of infections among the theater troupe have been released. “Musical Theater” were rehearsing the musical Himeyuri for a March 2021 performance. The event has now been cancelled. The virus spread after an infected actor attended rehearsals on the 4th and 6th of this month. Reportedly the actor also attended rehearsals in Tokyo where multiple infections have also been confirmed. According to the city, out of 91 people who participated in the rehearsal, 62 people were confirmed to be infected to the 10th. Those confirmed are living in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba prefectures and are said to be (currently) asymptomatic.

Delivery Company Cluster

Another cluster has been identified at a delivery company where four foreign workers were confirmed positive yesterday. Bringing the total in this cluster to 21.

October 10th

100 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Saitama today. It is the highest daily total ever and the first time Saitama has had three digit figures. 62 of the cases that were confirmed are from a theater troupe “Musical Theater” who were rehearsing a production in Saitama City. This is a newly identified cluster and the prefecture are currently investigating how the outbreak occurred and identifying trace contacts.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 86
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Koshigaya – 1

October 9th

28 new cases of Covid-19 announced in Saitama Prefecture today.

As of 9 pm October 8th, there are 6 people in a critical condition in Saitama, 194 in hospital, 94 recovering hospital and 18 recovering at home. A new cluster was identified at a vocational school.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 15
  • Saitama City – 9
    ➡Aged from 10 to 99. One, a man in his 50s, is a trace contact of a previously confirmed case.
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Kawagoe – 1
    ➡ A woman in her 30s, a trace contact of a previously confirmed case.

October 8th

44 cases were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture today, October 8th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 28 cases
  • Saitama City – 10 cases
    ➡Of which 3 are female workers from a cabaret club “Avaton” in Omiya, where a cluster has been identified. 3 other cases – 2 workers and 1 customer – have already been confirmed. The club has temporarily closed and they are testing other customers and employees.
  • Kawaguchi – 3 cases
  • Koshigaya – 2 cases
  • Kawagoe – 1
    ➡a self employed woman in her 60s working in the Prefecture. The route of infection is unknown.

October 7th

39 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Saitama Prefecture today, October 7th.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 31
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Saitama City – 2
  • Kawagoe – 2
    ➡1 is a trace contact of a family member who was previously confirmed to have the virus. The other is from an unknown route.

October 6th

20 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture today, Tuesday October 6th.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 15
    ➡Of which one is a special needs school employee living in Niiza. Another is a foreign student in her 20s living in Sakado. She is a trace contact of a previously confirmed case.
  • Kawaguchi – 3
    ➡The three live in Toda City and are over 100 years old.
  • Saitama City – 2
    ➡According to NHK, one of the cases is a man in his 50s who already tested positive for the virus on the 28th of September. Due to ongoing symptoms he was tested again yesterday and received a second positive test result. Other sources are just reporting him as a trace contact of his son, who also tested positive in September.

October 5th

A total of 20 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Saitama today.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 12
    ➡Of the prefecture numbers several of them are men in their 20s to 40s in Kawaguchi and Misato who are said to have caught the virus while dining with an infected person. 
  • Saitama City – 4
    ➡Aged between 20 and 69, all mild cases.
  • Koshigaya – 2
    ➡1 who has been teleworking and rarely going out. The city are trying to determine the route of infection of this unusual case.
  • Kawaguchi – 1
  • Kawagoe – 1
    ➡an unemployed man in his 20s. The route of infection is unknown.

October 4th

Saitama City confirmed 14 cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the overall total for Saitama Prefecture on the 4th of October to 35. The Prefecture announced 11 new cases of Covid-19. 8 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Kawaguchi. 2 new cases of the corona virus confirmed in Kawagoe.

October 3rd

50 cases confirmed in Saitama Prefecture today. Including 3 more students at Kumagaya Prefectural High School.

Confirmed by:

  • Saitama Prefecture – 30.
    ➡Including a woman in her 20s who was a trace contact of previously confirmed patients. The only other information currently available is that another of the 30 is a a woman in her 40s in Tokorozawa.
  • Saitama City – 11.
    ➡Of these 7 are from an unknown route of infection.
  • Kawaguchi – 6
  • Kawagoe – 2.
    ➡The route of infection is unknown for both.
  • Koshigaya – 1.
    ➡A woman in her 50s, a trace contact of a previously confirmed cases.

Kumagaya Prefectural High School Cluster

Kumagaya Prefecture High School is currently closed while they contact and test the trace contacts of 5 students who tested positive this week.

October 2nd

30 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Saitama so far on October 2nd.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 19
  • Saitama City – 7
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Kawagoe – 1 ➡ A student in his 20s. The route of infection is unknown.

October 1st

33 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama on October 1st.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 19
  • Saitama City – 9
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Koshigaya – 2

A 50 year old male employee living in Okegawa was a customer of a restaurant where other cases have been confirmed. Even though there have now been at least cases associated with the restaurant the Prefecture is reluctant to call it a cluster and will not release the name or even general location of the restaurant.

Meanwhile, another case related to the cluster at the Philippine pub in Omiya has been confirmed. There are now at least 13 people who have tested positive from this pub.

September 30th

28 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama on September 30th. Among them a preschooler in Ageo who was a trace contact – 3 other of her family members previously tested positive for the virus. In Kamisato a University Student was also a trace contact of a previously confirmed case. Also, in Saitama City a woman in her twenties tested positive as a trace contact.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 18 cases
  • Saitama City – 5 cases
  • Kawaguchi – 5 cases

September 29th

25 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death from the virus were reported today in Saitama Prefecture, September 29th 2020.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 19
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Saitama City – 1
  • Kawagoe – 1

Of the cases that were confirmed by the Prefecture, 1 in Niiza and 2 in Kazo are trace contacts of previously confirmed cases. Once again the Prefecture is reducing the overall total for the Prefecture. One of the cases reported on the 26th was added to the figures after a positive antigen test. A subsequent PCR test came back negative and they are removing the individual from the case figures.

The prefecture announced that a man in his 90s infected with the novel corona virus has died. The man had an underlying illness.

September 28th

A total of 20 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Saitama on September 20th:

  • the Prefecture – 15.
    ➡2 live in Koshigaya. 1 in Kuki – a man in his fifties who had visited an izakaya in the Prefecture that already had 3 cases related to it.
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Saitama City – 1.
    ➡This new case is also related to the cluster reported yesterday ⇊ reported below. The establishment that was described as in the “entertainment industry” has since been identified as a “Philippine pub”.

Saitama City also announced that one of the cases – a woman in her forties – that was confirmed positive on the 26th is an employee of a facility for the disabled in the city (Saitama). The city will carry out 30 PCR tests at the facility and the facility is closed until the 30th for disinfection.

The Prefecture have once again reduced the overall total figures for Saitama. This time by two. On account of two cases that supposedly returned a negative PCR test after a positive antigen test.

September 27th

A total of 35 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death, a woman in her eighties, were announced in Saitama Prefecture today. A cluster has been identified in Saitama City. 9 employees in the “entertainment industry” have tested positive so far.

As of 9 pm tonight there are 6 people in a critical condition, 175 in hospital, 53 in a hotel and 17 people quarantining / recovering at home. 4201 Covid-19 patients have recovered in Saitama to date.

Today’s cases. Confirmed by:

  • Saitama City – 15 cases: the cluster of 9, plus 5 cases who were trace contacts of family or work colleagues and a man in his late teens whose route of infection is unknown.
  • The Prefecture – 10 cases: 2 women in their fifties in Hasuda City who are trace contacts, a woman in her 50s in Soka also a trace contact and 7 others aged between 20 and 59.
  • Kawaguchi – 7 cases: a Korean woman in her 40s who is a trace contact, a man in his 70s and five other patients aged between 30 and 70 years old.
  • Kawagoe – 3 cases: a couple in their 50s and a woman in her 30s.

September 26th

A total of 25 new Covid-19 cases were identified today in Saitama Prefecture.

17:22 ~ The prefecture announced 14 cases and Saitama City announced 6.

15:27 ~ Kawaguchi announced 2 new cases of Covid-19.

15:51 ~ Koshigaya announced 3 new cases of Covid-19: 3 men, 1 in his thirties, 2 in their fifties. All living in Koshigaya city.

September 25th

28 new cases of Covid-19 were announced on September 25th 2020. Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 13 new cases
  • Saitama City – 8 cases
  • Kawaguchi – 6 cases
  • Koshigaya – 1 case

September 24th

Saitama Prefecture confirmed 18 new cases of Covid-19 on September 24th. Kawaguchi confirmed 1 new case. Koshigaya confirmed 2 new cases.

September 23rd

12 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on September 23rd.

10 cases confirmed by the Prefecture and 1 each in Saitama City and Kawaguchi. According to the Prefecture another child tested positive at a child care facility where 4 employees were previously confirmed as having the virus.

In Saitama City, 1 of the census officers tested positive for the virus. He had been distributing the census forms from the 15th until symptoms started on the 18th. Also in Saitama City, they amended the figures today for the 17th of September after it was confirmed 1 test was a false positive.

September 22nd

14 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on September 22nd.

September 21st

15 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on September 21st.

September 20th

17:45 ~ Saitama City confirmed 5 new cases of Covid-19. Patients are aged between 20 and 89 years old.

17:11 ~ The prefecture announced 7 new cases of Covid-19.

15:29 ~ Kawaguchi announced 4 new cases of Covid-19. 3 live in the city, 1 is from Osaka. All of them are in their twenties.

September 19th

23 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday September 19th and one death, the 100th death from Corona virus in the Prefecture.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 11
  • Kawaguchi – 5
  • Saitama City – 5 new Covid-19 cases aged between 10 and 49 years old
  • Kawagoe – 2

Saitama City, High School Cluster

Saitama City announced on the 18th that four people in the same class at a prefectural high school in the city were infected with the new corona virus.
One student had previously tested positive in this class and the city believes a cluster has occurred. The school is closed until September 25th.

September 18th

24 cases and 2 deaths.

Saitama Prefecture and Koshigaya City each announced a death of a Covid-19 patient. Therefore two deaths today bringing the overall total in deaths from the Coronavirus in the prefecture to 99.
In addition, it was confirmed today, September 18th, that 24 new people were infected with the novel coronavirus. Of these, Saitama Prefecture announced 13 people, Saitama City 7 people, and Koshigaya City and Kawaguchi City 2 people each.
With this, the total number of people who have been announced to be infected in the prefecture is 4391.

17:21 ~ The Prefecture announced 13 new cases of Covid-19.

16:45 ~ Kawaguchi confirmed 2 new cases of Coronavirus on September 18th.

September 17th

Of today’s confirmed cases two were related to Yaoko supermarket – 1 in the Yaoko in Lalaport Fujimi, 1 in a branch in Ina. Toppan factory in Satte also had an employee test positive.

18:06 ~ Koshigaya announced 4 new cases of Covid-19.

17:39 ~ The Prefecture confirmed 12 new cases of Covid-19.

17:25 ~ Saitama City announced 4 new cases of Covid-19.

16:33 ~ Kawagoe announced 1 new case of Covid-19.

September 16th

18:03 ~ Saitama City announced 2 cases of Covid-19, Kawaguchi 1, bringing the total for September 16th to 29.

17:26 ~ The Prefecture announced 25 new cases of Covid-19.

16:48 ~ 1 case announced for Koshigaya.

Figures by city for the week to September 15th:

  • Saitama City – 17 new cases in one week to September 15th
  • Kawaguchi – 11 cases
  • Soka – 10 cases
  • Kawagoe – 10 cases
  • Tokorozawa – 8 cases
  • Misato – 8 cases
  • Kasukabe – 7 cases
  • Toda – 6 cases
  • Koshigaya – 5 cases
  • Yoshikawa – 5
  • Asaka – 4
  • Yashio – 4
  • Kuki – 4
  • Niiza – 3
  • Iruma – 3
  • Ageo – 3
  • Warabi – 3
  • Fujimi – 3
  • Honjo – 3
  • Kumagaya – 2
  • Hasuda – 2
  • Hanno – 2
  • Higashimatsuyama – 2
  • Hidaka – 2
  • Gyoda – 1
  • Shiki – 1
  • Moroyama – 1
  • Kazo – 1
  • Fukaya – 1
  • Miyoshi – 1
Location9/99/15
Saitama City719736
Kawaguchi436447
Tokorozawa330338
Koshigaya249256
Kasukabe195202
Soka192202
Kawagoe161171
Toda100106
Niiza8790
Iruma8588
Misato8290
Ageo7578
Wako 6767
Asaka 6670
Fujimino6262
Warabi5962
Fujimi5154
Sayama5353
Yashio4953
Honjo 4750
Shiki4243
Shiraoka4343
Kuki3640
Kumagaya3840
Sakado3737
Chichibu2929
Yoshikawa2429
Konosu2828
Tsurugashima2727
Hasuda 2527
Hanno2426
Moroyama2425
Kazo2324
Fukaya2324
Okegawa2121
Kamisato2020
Matsubushi 2020
Higashimatsuyama1820
Satte1717
Gyoda1516
Hidaka1214
Hanyu1414
Sugito1313
Miyoshi1213
Ina1111
Kitamoto1010
Ogawa1010
Miyashiro77
Data is from Stop Covid. Data in brackets is my own calculations based on the most recent information.

September 15th

The final figure for September 15th went down as 18 as one patient had been double counted.

17:47 ~ The prefecture announced 11 new cases of Covid-19. Kawagoe confirmed 4, Saitama City 3, and Kawaguchi announced 1.

September 14th

18:51 ~ 4 cases were confirmed in Saitama City, 1 in Kawaguchi, bringing today’s total to 16.

17:07 ~ the Prefecture announced 9 new cases of Covid-19 today, September 14th.

16:19 ~ Kawagoe and Koshigaya announced 1 new case of Covid-19 each on September 14th.

Coming to Koshigaya: a Crayon Shinchan pop up cafe for one month only. All the details here.

September 13th

A total of 22 cases were confirmed on September 13th.

17:14 ~ 2 cases announced – 1 by Kawaguchi, 1 by Koshigaya.

September 12th

37 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Septmber 12th. Of those, 2 women work in the same child care facility so the facility has been temporarily closed. 22 cases were announced by the prefecture, 8 by Kawaguchi, 3 each for Saitama City and Koshigaya and 1 in Kawagoe.

September 11th

18:50 ~ Kawaguchi announced 3 new cases of Covid-19.

17:30 ~ The Prefecture announced 20 new cases of Covid-19.

16:46 ~ Koshigaya announced 1 new case of Covid-19.

15:55 ~ Kawagoe announced 1 new case of Coronavirus: a man in his fifties.

Figures by city / town for the 10th have not yet been updated on the Stop Covid site. This has happened a lot this past week. At this stage (19:05) they will probably group the 10th and 11th together when updating.

September 10th

19:00 ~ Kawaguchi also announced 1 new case of Covid-19 bringing the total for today to 30. Two deaths were also announced in the Prefecture today.

17:00 ~ 29 new cases of Covid-19 have been announced for Saitama Prefecture on Thursday September 10th. 27 were announced by the Prefecture, 1 new case in Saitama City – a boy aged between 10 and 19, and 1 in Koshigaya.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 27
  • Koshigaya – 1
  • Saitama City – 1
  • Kawaguchi – 1
Location9/49/59/69/79/89/9
Saitama City704F711F713719
Kawaguchi424I430I430436
Tokorozawa326G328G328330
Koshigaya240U244U247249
Kasukabe194R194R194195
Soka185E186E189192
Kawagoe156S160S160161
Toda999999100
Niiza86W86W8687
Iruma80E83E8385
Misato76R81R8282
Ageo74E74E7575
Wako 67676767
Asaka (⇈)64N66N6666
Fujimino61O62O6262
Warabi59T59T5959
Sayama53535353
Fujimi50R50R5151
Honjo (⇈)47E47E4747
Yashio46L46L4749
Shiraoka43E43E4343
Shiki42A42A4242
Kumagaya37S37S3738
Sakado36E36E3637
Kuki34D34D3536
Chichibu29292929
Konosu28F28F2828
Tsurugashima27I28I2827??
Hasuda 25G25G2525
Moroyama24U24U2424
Hanno23R23R2424
Fukaya23E23E2323
Kazo22S22S2323
Yoshikawa21222224
Okegawa20N20N2121
Kamisato20O20O2020
Matsubushi 19T20T2020
Higashimatsuyama18181818
Satte17R17R1717
Gyoda15E15E1515
Hanyu14L14L1414
Sugito13E13E1313
Miyoshi12A12A1212
Hidaka12S12S1212
Ina11E11E1111
Kitamoto10D10D1010
Ogawa10101010
Miyashiro7777
Data is from Stop Covid. Data in brackets is my own calculations based on the most recent information.

September 9th

19:17 ~ 25 new cases of Covid-19 have been announced for Saitama Prefecture on Wednesday September 9th. 2 deaths were also announced – 1 in Kawaguchi, 1 in Koshigaya. Kasukabe reported that a foreign man in his 40s was recorded twice in August as he attended two medical institutions for tests and used a different name in each.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 16
  • Saitama City – 4
  • Koshigaya – 2
  • Kawaguchi – 3

September 8th

12 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death were announced in Saitama Prefecture on Tuesday September 8th.

17:30 – The prefecture announced 8 new cases of Covid-19 on the 8th.

16:07 ~ So far 4 cases have been announced for Saitama on Tuesday September 8th. 3 were announced by Kawaguchi city, 1 by Kawagoe. The case in Kawagoe is a man in his forties. He was tested as a trace contact.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 8
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Kawagoe – 1

The break down by area for the 7th has still not been updated on the Saitama Covid website.

September 7th

*I initially reported 15 from my trusted source. However, at 9 pm the Prefecture reported the overall total as 14 not 15. The discrepancy is coming from Koshigaya’s figures which news agencies and subsequently the prefecture reported as 2 new cases. However, Koshigaya reported it as 3 on Twitter and their official site. 1 of the 3 is from an earlier date; perhaps why it wasn’t counted? Whether the additional case will be added retrospectively or not remains to be seen.

We will only know for sure at 9 pm tonight when Saitama Prefecture make the final and official announcement. Also, Kawaguchi and Kawagoe have yet to announce. It is not unusual for Kawagoe to have zero cases, but it would be unusual for Kawaguchi.

17:07 ~ Saitama Prefecture announced 10 new cases of Covid-19. One death was also announced in the prefecture today, a man in his sixties.

17:01 ~ Koshigaya announced 3 new cases of Covid-19. Some sources are saying two only, but the Koshigaya City official site has listed three: a woman in her forties, a man in his fifties and a man in his sixties.

17:00 ~ 2 new cases of Covid-19 were announced by Saitama City on Monday September 7th

September 6th

18:22 ~ 5 more cases were announced – 4 by Saitama City, 1 by Kawagoe, bringing the overall total for Saitama on September 6th to 21.

17:33 ~ the prefecture announced 10 new cases of Covid-19.

16:35 ~ so far 6 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed for Saitama Prefecture on September 6th…

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 10
  • Kawaguchi – 4
  • Koshigaya – 2
  • Saitama City – 4
  • Kawagoe – 1

Currently there are 11 patients in a critical condition, 274 in hospital, 88 in hotels and 61 recovering at home.

September 5th

A total of 22 new cases of Covid-19 and 3 deaths (two women and one man in their eighties) were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on September 5th. Of today’s cases at least two are elementary school students, 1 in Kawaguchi and 1 a student in a public school in Soka. The school in Soka will close until the 16th and conduct trace contacting.

Confirmed by:

  • The Prefecture – 11
  • Saitama City – 5
  • Kawagoe – 2
  • Kawaguchi – 2
  • Koshigaya – 2

September 4th

A total of 24 cases were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture on September 4th.

Confirmed by:

  • the prefecture – 14
  • Saitama City – 4
  • Koshigaya – 4
  • Kawaguchi – 2
Location8/319/19/29/3
Saitama City678687695701
Kawaguchi418419420421
Tokorozawa318320323324
Koshigaya228230232237
Kasukabe177189193194
Soka176176177179
Kawagoe153153154156
Toda96969797
Niiza82828486
Iruma73767777
Ageo74747474
Misato70727376
Wako 66666667
Fujimino60606161
Asaka58586262
Warabi56575959
Sayama52525353
Fujimi49505050
Yashio43444445
Shiraoka43434343
Shiki42424242
Honjo (⇈)40404346
Kumagaya36373737
Sakado36363636
Kuki32323334
Chichibu29292929
Konosu28282828
Tsurugashima27272727
Hasuda (⇈)25252525
Moroyama24242424
Hanno23232323
Yoshikawa21212121
Kazo21212122
Fukaya21212122
Okegawa20202020
Kamisato18181920
Matsubushi 151716??19
Higashimatsuyama17171718
Satte17171717
Gyoda15151515
Hanyu14141414
Sugito13131313
Miyoshi12121212
Ina11111111
Hidaka11111111
Kitamoto10101010
Ogawa10101010
Miyashiro7777
Data is from Stop Covid. Data in brackets is my own calculations based on the most recent information.

September 3rd

42 cases were announced bringing the overall all time total to 4,055 cases in Saitama.

Confirmed by:

  • the Prefecture – 28
  • Saitama City – 5
  • Koshigaya – 4
  • Kawaguchi – 3
  • Kawagoe 2

September 2nd

19:04 ~ Saitama city announced 8 cases, bringing the overall total to 40 cases on September 2nd.

18:55 ~ Kawaguchi announced 1 case.

17:24 ~ 30 new cases were announced by the prefecture.

17:12 ~ Kawagoe announced 1 new case of Covid-19 on September 2nd.

There are currently 11 people seriously ill, 303 hospitalized, 94 at a hotel and 94 at home. 3348 people have completed medical treatment.

Kasukabe Higashi High School

Yesterday, Sepetmber 1st, there were 12 new cases in Kasukabe, 7 were from Kasukabe Higashi High School. After a student tested positive for Covid-19 in the school on August 28th, they tested a number of close contacts. 7 returned a positive result yesterday.

September 1st

20:10 ~ 46 new cases of Covid-19 and one death were announced today, Spetember 1st.

18:41 ~ Saitama City announced 8 cases of Covid-19.

17:57 ~ Another case was announced, by Kawaguchi.

17:48 ~ 35 cases have been announced by the Prefecture.

17:00 ~ 2 cases were announced by Koshigaya.

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2 Comments

  1. still there doesnt seem to be massive spikes like we’ve had here. Thankfully it seems to be settling down in Victoria right now, fingers crossed!

    1. I really hope you can keep it that way. They’re opening up International travel here next month, slowly but surely. I’m so nervous that a stronger strain will make its way into Japan.

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