According to a report on com on January 15, it has been a whole year since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Japan.
On January 15, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19.
So far, the cumulative number of infections and deaths in Japan has reached 300,000, and the situation of the epidemic has not improved.
After the government issued another emergency declaration to 11 prefectures, the number of confirmed cases still far exceeded the criteria for lifting the declaration, and now it is at its most critical moment.
Japan has been hit by three waves of epidemics. There was a downward trend in the previous two periods.
However, the “third wave” of the epidemic, which began around November last year, has led to more than 7,800 new infections on January 8, setting a new record for a single day, and has remained high since then.