Japan confirms 14 coronavirus cases at medical center: Kyodo

Japan confirms 14 coronavirus cases at medical center: Kyodo
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Japan’s Oita prefecture confirmed two new coronavirus infections at a medical center on Sunday, bringing the total at the facility to 14 and making it a suspected cluster, Kyodo newswire said, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Two female nurses who work at the Oita Medical Center, one in her 20s and another in her 50s, were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus although they showed only mild symptoms, Kyodo said. 

The new cases follow 12 others confirmed at the medical center, including nurses and doctors. 

The southwestern prefecture is conducting virus tests for about 600 staff and patients who are or were hospitalized, the newswire said, with the view that they may be linked to a cluster.

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