November 25 According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on November 24, 1,228 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added nationwide in Japan, with a total of more than 135,000 confirmed cases; 19 new deaths, with a cumulative death of 2015. At present, the epidemic situation in Japan continues to deteriorate, and the number of severe patients has reached a new high since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.
According to reports, of the new confirmed cases on that day, Hokkaido had the highest number of cases, with 216; Osaka Prefecture (210 cases) and Tokyo (186 cases) were second and third respectively.
According to the report, although the trend of increasing cases has slowed down in the past three days, the number of severe patients has continued to increase due to the sharp decline of the epidemic situation in Japan since November. According to the statistics of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, as of November 23, the number of severe patients in Japan was 331, surpassing 328 as of April 30. As of 24, this figure has increased to 345, a new high since the outbreak of the epidemic for two consecutive days.
In view of the continued spread of the epidemic, the Japanese government announced on November 24 that the target areas of the tourism support project Go To Travel will temporarily exclude Sapporo and Osaka for three weeks. During this period, people who travel to these two cities will not be entitled to tourism subsidies.