Information on COVID-19 infection in Oizumi

On May 20th (Fri), 9 case(s) which tested positive for COVID-19 was(were) confirmed newly by the PCR test or etc.

For more details, please visit the web-site of Gunma Prefecture or Facebook of One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma.

The number of people tested positive is listed based on information provided by Gunma Prefecture, but the number announced for Oizumi Town is small currently. If we only look at the number of positive cases in Oizumi Town, it may give the misunderstanding that the number of positive cases is decreasing only in Oizumi Town, even though many positive cases are confirmed every day in Tatebayashi Health Center (Tatebayashi, Itakura, Meiwa, Chiyoda, Oura, and Oizumi).  Therefore we temporarily suspend the posting of 1-week moving average and other figures.

Preventing everyone from becoming infected will help prevent the spread of infection.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Information of Infected Patients in Oizumi

By cooperating with Gunma Prefecture, Oizumi Town takes appropriate actions and provided information continuously. Since cases which tested positive are being confirmed in Gunma from day to day, please cooperate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continuously such as avoiding 3Cs (Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, Close-Contact-Setting), wearing a face mask, and keeping coughing manners.

For Inhabitants

Wrongful discrimination,  prejudices, bullying, or etc. related to COVID-19 have been reported. Those behavior are not forgiven. Please do NOT be misled by uncertain information such as gossips and/or fake news, and make an effort to do dispassionate actions.

Inspection and Medical Treatment against COVID-19

Expense of the PCR test is free of charge if you are suspected as a patient of COVID-19, and expense of the medical treatment is also free of charge if you are confirmed positive.

Therefore, if you have symptoms such as fever or cough, please do not hold back and consult a medical institution even if you do not have money.

Temporary Loan System for living expenses is available for households who are struggling for their living expenses by COVID-19.

For details, please visit the web-site of “Temporary Loan Emergency Funds”.

Home treatment for patients with COVID-19 infection

In Gunma Prefecture, patients with asymptomatic or mild cases of COVID-19 infection may be asked to stay at home to receive medical treatment. During the period of home treatment, please pay special attention to the following.

  • During home treatment period, please monitor your own health condition by taking your temperature twice a day, morning and evening. 
  • Not only the patients themselves, but also those who live with them should refrain from going out as much as possible, as in many cases they may be in close contact. If you have no choice to go out, wear a face mask and avoid contact with other people.
  • If your health condition changes suddenly, please contact the public health center immediately.

Food and other daily necessities will be delivered from the prefecture if the home treatment patient wishes. 

The town is also providing a food support program for home treatment patients. 

For details, please visit the following web page about “The town supports patients with COVID-19 who stay at home.”