The trend chart of the number of newly confirmed cases in Tokyo recently. (Image source: Asahi Shimbun)
People’s Daily Online, Tokyo, August 5th. According to Japanese media reports such as the Asahi Shimbun, on August 4th, there were 238,732 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Japan. Highest record. Among them, the newly confirmed cases in 12 prefectures including Hokkaido, Saitama and Hiroshima reached a new high. There were 161 new deaths and 516 severe cases on the same day.
On August 4, there were 35,339 new confirmed cases in Tokyo. Although the number of new cases in a single day decreased by 5,067 compared with last Thursday, it has exceeded 30,000 for three consecutive days. As of August 4, the average daily number of newly confirmed cases in Tokyo in the last week was 32,700.0, which was 104.4% of the previous week. At present, the utilization rate of new crown beds in Tokyo has reached 56.5%, and the utilization rate of intensive care beds has also reached 31.0%.
Kanagawa Prefecture in the Tokyo metropolitan area added 14,007 new confirmed cases, Saitama Prefecture added 13,821 cases, and Chiba Prefecture added 11,040 cases.
Osaka Prefecture added 22,371 new confirmed cases. Although the number of new cases in a single day decreased by 1,917 compared with last Thursday, it has exceeded 20,000 for three consecutive days.
In addition, there were 16,005 new confirmed cases in Aichi, 13,387 in Fukuoka, 10,557 in Hyogo, 7,204 in Hokkaido, 7,039 in Shizuoka, and 7,039 in Kyoto. There were 5,245 new cases in the prefecture, 5,050 in Okinawa, 4,637 in Ibaraki, 4,355 in Hiroshima, and 4,062 in Kumamoto. (Compiler: Chen Jianjun)