January 20th – Comprehensive Japanese media reported that on the 19th, there were 5,321 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan, with a total of more than 340,000 confirmed cases.
For the first time, more than 100 new deaths, reaching 104, and the cumulative number of deaths has increased to 4,687.
On the same day, the Japanese government revealed that ordinary people in the country are expected to start vaccinated against the novel coronavirus from May.
Tokyo reported the highest number of new confirmed cases on that day, with 1,240; Kanagawa Prefecture (737 cases) and Osaka Prefecture (525 cases) were second and third respectively.
In addition, the number of new deaths on that day was 104, the highest number of new deaths in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
Among them, there are more than 10 cases in Tokyo, Osaka Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture.
At present, the Japanese government is preparing for the vaccination of the novel coronavirus.
It plans to start vaccinated medical workers in late February and complete the vaccination of people over 65 years old and people with basic diseases by the end of April.
In addition, Japanese government officials also revealed on January 19 that vaccinations are planned to be opened to the general public from May.