According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 27th, due to the increasing number of new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Japan has recently continued to be tense in hospital beds.
The government’s epidemic branch will point out that in the case of the fourth stage of the four most serious phases of the epidemic, there is a risk that the medical delivery system will not work properly due to the expansion of the outbreak epidemic, and use this as an indicator on which research and judgment are based.
Among them, in terms of bed tension, statistics from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare show that as of December 22, seven prefectures had exceeded the phase 4 target, and the utilization rate exceeded 50% of the target.
In addition, the beds of severe patients are also in a tense state. The use of beds for critically ill patients in Tokyo increased by 2.2 percentage points to 68.6% in one week, and Osaka Prefecture rose 9.2 percentage points to 64.5%.
In addition, a total of 22 prefectures and counties have exceeded the phase 3 target, which indicates that there is a risk of huge obstacles to the health care delivery system.