Japan maintains record of COVID cases for 12th consecutive day ahead of Paralympics | Globalism

NS Japan The record 12th consecutive day of average new Covid-19 cases was recorded this Monday (23), on the eve of the Paralympic Games.

The competition starts on Tuesday (24th) and runs until September 5th, and as in the Olympics, there will be no audience in attendance. due to the emergency caused by the epidemic.

The country recorded an average of 22,400 new infections per day in the past week, with a daily record of more than 25,000 cases on Friday (20), due to the delta variable. (see video below).

Japan records more than 25,000 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours for the first time

Also on Monday, the governments of Japan and Tokyo He called on hospitals in the capital to accept more Covid-19 patients, with less than one in 10 infected being hospitalized.

“The strong transmissibility of the delta variant cannot be compared with its predecessors,” said Japanese Health Minister Norihisa Tamura, along with Yoriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo. “We would like more support from the medical community to get hospital beds for Covid-19 patients.”

This is the first time that the Japanese government has issued such an appeal under the Infectious Disease Control Act.

on Tuesday (17), The Japanese government has extended the state of emergency to seven more regions in a bid to combat the surge in cases. This measure is already in effect in Tokyo and five other regions.

Emergency restrictions are more lenient than those in other countries: they limit the operation of only bars and restaurants, ban the sale of alcoholic beverages and recommend remote work.

Despite the sharp rise in the number of new infections, which distorts Japan’s initial success in containing the epidemic, Deaths have not increased at the same rate, and vaccination against Covid-19 is gaining momentum.

People wear protective masks against the Covid-19 virus in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, August 6, 2021 – Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

The country recorded an average of 32 new deaths per day in the past week, still well below the record set at the end of May (113 victims) of 113 victims (a much better situation than that of the vast majority of countries).

Japan is the 11th most populous country in the world, with a population of 126 million, it has so far recorded 1.31 million infected people and 15,600 deaths due to Covid-19.

In addition to, Japan has applied an average of more than 1 million vaccines per day since July 29, currently 52% of the population has received at least one dose and 41% are fully immunized.

The country is the fifth in terms of the number of applied doses (118 million) and has already given 93 doses per 100 Japanese, a level higher than the global average (63) and countries like Australia (66), South Korea (70) H Brazil (83).

At the same time, the number is still much lower than in many countries, such as Uruguay (152), Israel (148), Chile (142), China (135), United kingdom (131) AH United States of America (108), plus average European Union (115).

A health worker receives a vaccine in Chiba, Japan, in February this year – Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

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