December 9th the number of COVID-19 deaths in Japan was 47, the largest increase in a single day. As of the 8th, there were 536 severe patients in Japan, which has reappeared a new high, bringing an urgent sense of crisis to Japan’s current medical system.
According to a Japanese Fuji TV station, on the 8th, 50 new confirmed cases were added in Asahikawa City, the largest increase. Several hospitals in Asahikawa have recently launched a series of collective infections.
As of the 8th, a total of 195 medical staff and patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The serious collective infection epidemic has attracted the attention of the government.
Five self-defense force members have entered the hospital to help deal with the epidemic. In addition, Asahikawa Health and Health Hospital has more than 200 confirmed patients, which is the largest collective infection in Japan at this stage.
The government previously said that it would also send self-defense forces to the hospital.
In addition to hospitals, the government also sent self-defense forces to a welfare institution in Hokkaido.
On the morning of the 9th, five self-defense forces members arrived at Hokkaido Sanatorium.
The agency has 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and members of the Self-Defense Forces will assist the staff in body management, medical treatment, temperature and blood pressure measurement, etc. of patients.
The dispatch time of the Self-Defense Forces is about two weeks.
Five people form a team, including a caregiver and four self-defense force members with the qualification of quasi-caregivers.