Confirmed case of COVID-19 infections at Kyushu University

Release date: 2021.04.23



We have confirmed the action history of the individual infected with COVID-19 as announced on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and found that the individual had eaten together with several other students. By Friday, April 16, seven students from Ito Campus who joined in that meal were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, April 17, these individuals were designated a cluster by Fukuoka City. Following this, two more students were confirmed to have tested positive, bringing the total number of students who dined together and tested positive to ten. 

Under the direction of a public health center, the relevant departments are conducting contact tracing by monitoring the daily activity of those who may have interacted with the infected students and are taking all necessary precautions, such as instructing potential close contacts to self-isolate at home. 

We hope for the speedy recovery of those infected and ask for your understanding and consideration in respecting the privacy and dignity of these individuals and their families. 

We apologize for the concern this may cause to everyone at Kyushu University and in our neighboring communities. The university will continue to provide up-to-date information and work to prevent the further spread of infection. 

- Information regarding the students who tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test after dining together: 

As announced on the Kyushu University website on April 14
(1) 1 student (20s) (Tested positive on Tuesday, April 13)

As confirmed to have tested positive on April 19
(2) 2 students (20s) (Tested positive on Thursday, April 15)
(3) 5 students (10s and 20s) (Tested positive on Friday, April 16)
(4) 1 student (20s) (Tested positive on Saturday, April 17)

As confirmed to have tested positive on April 23
(5) 1 student (20s) (Tested positive on Wednesday, April 21)

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