Nearly 250,000 new confirmed cases of new crown in Japan in a single day

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Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, August 3 (Reporter Hua Yi) According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV, on the 3rd, there were 249,830 new confirmed cases of the new crown in Japan, setting a new record in the country. It is a new high since the outbreak, with a total of 13,396,555 confirmed cases.

Statistics show that on the 3rd, Japan recorded 169 new deaths, a new high in the past four months, and a total of 33,032 deaths. On the same day, new confirmed cases in 24 of Japan’s 47 prefectures hit new highs.

Since mid-July, the epidemic in Japan has deteriorated rapidly due to the spread of the mutated new coronavirus Omicron subtype strain BA.5. Due to the surge in the number of new crown infections in the past few days, four professional organizations including the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases jointly issued an emergency statement on the 2nd, calling on patients with mild new crowns not to go to medical institutions for testing or prescribing drugs, hoping to reduce the burden on medical institutions.

Due to the high number of new infections, Shigeru Omi, head of the Japanese government’s new crown epidemic expert group, and others suggested to the Japanese government on the 2nd that in order to prevent further runs on medical resources, consideration should be given to changing the current statistics of all new crown infections. The countermeasures have been changed to focus on grasping the situation of infected persons with a higher risk of severe illness.