January 29th According to Japan’s Oriental News, on the 28th local time, 4,133 new people were infected with the novel coronavirus in Japan, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 380,427; 113 new deaths, setting a new number of new deaths in a single day since the pandemic, with a total of 5,501 deaths.
On the 28th, it was reported that there were relatively large number of new infections in Kanagawa Prefecture (433), Osaka Prefecture (397), Chiba (314) and Saitama (292).
In addition, on the 29th, 868 new people infected with the novel coronavirus in Tokyo, bringing the cumulative number of infections to 98,439.
A few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government held a coronavirus surveillance conference, and experts kept the infection and medical supply system in Tokyo at the highest warning level.
Experts also pointed out that although the number of new positive tests for the novel coronavirus has declined overall, the number of people over 65 years old has not decreased, and the proportion has increased significantly, calling for the need to prevent infection among elderly people at higher risk of severe illness.