Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update for Kyushu by Prefecture

*Taken from Toyo Keizai Online “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report in Japan”
https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19 (available in Japanese and English)

*The numbers below show the total number of cases (+ number of new cases).

 

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Update for Kyushu by Prefecture

福岡県/Fukuoka Prefecture/福冈县/福岡縣/후쿠오카현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

2,269(+0)

1,201(+0)

35(+0)

26,900(+0)

佐賀県/Saga Prefecture/佐贺县/佐賀縣/사가현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

121(+10)

62(+0)

0(+0)

2,822(+96)

長崎県/Nagasaki Prefecture/长崎县/長崎縣/나가사키현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

140(+5)

32(+0)

2(+0)

8,143(+475)

熊本県/Kumamoto Prefecture/熊本县/熊本縣/쿠마모토현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

322(+42)

58(+2)

5(+1)

6,845(+341)

大分県/Oita Prefecture/大分县/大分縣/오이타현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

74(+1)

59(+0)

1(+0)

7,443(+151)

宮崎県/Miyazaki Prefecture/宫崎县/宮崎縣/미야자키현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

187(+12)

37(+10)

0(+0)

5,633(+291)

鹿児島県/Kagoshima Prefecture/鹿儿岛县/鹿兒島縣/카고시마현

検査陽性者数/Tested positive/确诊人数/確診人數/검사 양성자수 退院・療養解除/Discharged/recovered/出院・康复人数/出院・康復人數/퇴원・격리해제 死亡者数/Deaths/死亡人数/死亡人數/사망자수 PCR検査人数/Individuals tested/PCR检测人数/PCR檢測人數/PCR검사수

262(+0)

183(+0)

2(+0)

11,306(+178)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (Taken from Toyo Keizai Online “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report in Japan”

Q. Why is there such a large fluctuation in some items such as the number of PCR tests performed on any given day?

A. This can be due either to actual variations in the number of tests performed or to delays in reporting. With regards to the latter, there is a tendency for the numbers to be low on holidays and weekends when data is not reported to the prefectural governments or to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Data for holidays and weekends may either be subsequently corrected or may simply be added to the total for the next weekday. 

 

Q. There are negative numbers for items which should not logically be negative. Why is this?

A. This happens when there are corrections to previously reported data. As a general rule, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) publishes only the most recent cumulative totals, so when a previous day’s total is corrected later on that correction is reflected only in the cumulative total as of the most recent day rather than going back to reflect the changes on the date for which the correction was made.

 

Q. What is the definition of “critically ill patient”?

A. Until May 7 reported numbers are based on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)’s database which defined “critically ill patient” as any patient requiring the use of a ventilator or admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). After May 7 reported numbers are based on each prefectural government’s own database whose definition may be different than that of the MHLW.

 

Q. Why is this data different from that which has been reported by other media sources?

A. It depends on each individual case, but this may be due to any of the following: different data sources (whether reported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare or by the prefectural governments), different cutoff dates, or different criteria used in determining which cases to include in the total numbers (for example, whether or not cases from cruise ships or airport inspections are included).

 

Q. Where can I access the data sources?

A. For example, to access the data as of May 20 (Japanese site):
厚生労働省 → 報道・広報 → 報道発表資料 → 5月 → 2020年5月20日(月)掲載「新型コロナウイルス感染症の現在の状況と厚生労働省の対応について

English site also available here:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html