December 5th – The COVID-19 epidemic in Japan has been still severe recently, with the increasing number of cases in many places reaching the highest since the outbreak of the epidemic.
According to Japan’s Fuji TV station, Tokyo, Japan, reported on the 5th that 584 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19, the day with the largest number of cases since the outbreak of the epidemic. In addition, Ōta Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture and other places in Japan have also ushered in a new high of increasing cases.
As of 17:30 p.m. local time on the 5th, Japan has confirmed more than 160,000 COVID-19 patients, a total of 160,685 cases. The cumulative number of cases in four days has exceeded 10,000.
On the other hand, the epidemic continues to spread at Asahikawa Health and Health Hospital in Hokkaido, where the largest mass infection outbreak occurred in Japan.
As of the 5th local time, the hospital has confirmed that seven people have been infected, and the number of infected people has now increased to 221. The hospital involved has previously requested that the Japan Self-Defense Forces help deal with the epidemic.
In view of the trend of a “third wave of epidemic” the Japanese government has also recently announced that it has reached an agreement with three companies in the United States and the United Kingdom to purchase more than 145 million vaccines, and plans to pass amendments to the Vaccination Law, which includes that the cost of national vaccination against the novel coronavirus vaccine shall be borne by the state, and strive to strive to Early promotion of vaccination work.