August 11, 2022

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Japan has entered the seventh wave of COVID-19 epidemics

Japan has entered the seventh wave of COVID-19 epidemics



Tokyo’s epidemic alert level is adjusted to the highest: There is no doubt that Japan has entered the seventh wave of epidemics.  

Japan’s NHK TV station reported on the 14th that the Tokyo Metropolitan COVID-19 Pneumonia Epidemic Response Expert Team raised the Tokyo epidemic alert level to the highest level on the same day.

On the evening of the 11th, the Japanese government’s COVID-19 epidemic response expert group held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. After the meeting, Shigeru Omi, the head of the expert group, told the media, “There is no doubt that Japan has entered the seventh wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.”

Expert analysis said that the COVID-19 pneumonia virus is still spreading on a large scale in Japan, which is the second time the epidemic has occurred since April this year. reach the highest level.

Japan has entered the seventh wave of COVID-19 epidemics
 

In January this year, Tokyo, which was in the sixth wave of the epidemic, raised the epidemic alert level to the highest level and maintained it for more than three months.

As of the 13th of this month, Tokyo had an average of 10,110.1 new positive cases per day within 7 days, an increase of 2.3 times from a week ago.

Experts warn that the rate of spread has accelerated sharply, and if it continues at this rate, the number of new infections in two weeks will exceed the peak of the previous wave of epidemics, reaching more than 53,000 people, and there will be unprecedented outbreaks of infection.

In view of this situation, the expert group calls for the need to vaccinate the elderly with the fourth dose as soon as possible while promoting the public to receive the third dose of the vaccine.

Masataka Inoguchi, vice president of the Tokyo Metropolitan Physician Association, said that the rapid spread of the epidemic has affected local medical care: the number of cases looking for hospitalization is increasing, and it is difficult for patients with other diseases and elderly patients to be hospitalized.

In addition, with the increase in confirmed cases, the number of patients under home observation has increased to more than 53,000.

As early as the 12th, the number of COVID-19 infections in Tokyo reached 11,511 in a single day.

This is the one-day new infection in Tokyo since March 16 that once again exceeded the 10,000 mark.

Not only Tokyo, but the number of confirmed cases across Japan continues to surge.

On the 14th, more than 97,000 confirmed cases were reported in Japan, and the cumulative number has exceeded 10 million.

Japan has entered the seventh wave of COVID-19 epidemics

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