The affiliate office of Toshihiko Seki, 81 Produce Co, announced on 14 August 2020 that he has been discharged from the hospital. They released a press statement confirming Seki’s discharge from the hospital, as well as public statements from Seki.
English Translation of 81 Produce Co.’s Statement
“On August 4, Toshihiko Seki was hospitalized for a positive PCR test for a new coronavirus infection. After a few days, the PCR test results confirmed two consecutive negative reactions, so Toshihiko Seki was discharged from the hospital today on August 14.”
English Translation of Toshihiko Seki’s Statement
“I am deeply sorry for the people involved in this hospital who had a great deal of trouble during my stay in the hospital. Thank you for encouragement during hospitalization. In spite of the rapid increase in the number of infected people these days, I would like to thank the medical staff for their support. No matter how careful you are, it is still not perfect. I want to continue working without being overwhelmed by the “practicing hand washing” that I always practiced until now.”
It was reported that he had fever symptoms on the night of July 31, so after going to the hospital on August 1, the PCR test revealed that he tested positive and hospitalized on August 4.