Tokyo 19th August : With a rise in Covid-19, Japan recorded more than 6 million new cases of Covid-19 in the last month, with more than 200 daily deaths in nine of the 11 days, which has stressed its Medical System, exacerbated by the 7th wave of the deadly pandemic.The country recorded the record-breaking daily number of 255,534 new cases Thursday, the second occasion that the number was higher than 250,000 in just one day since the pandemic struck the nation in the early part of 2020, according to Xinhua news agency.
The death toll was of 287 individuals died and brought the death toll total up to 36,302.
Japan has reported 1,395,301 new instances in the week between August 8-14, the largest amount of new cases in the world for the fourth week in the same week then followed by South Korea and the US local news outlet Kyodo News reported, citing the most recent weekly update of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Many residents with mild infections are kept at home, whereas those with serious symptoms are fighting to be admitted to a hospital.
According to Japan’s Health Ministry, more than 1.54 million people affected across Japan were in quarantine at home at the time of August 10 this year, the highest figure since the when the outbreak first became known.
The hospital bed occupancy rate is increasing, according to the nation’s public broadcaster NHK using government figures of the day.As of Monday at the time of writing, the Covid bed occupancy rate was 91 percent in Kanagawa prefecture and with 80 percent in Okinawa, Aichi and Shiga and 70 percent in Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Shizuoka.
The Tokyo Metropolitan government announced that the occupancy rate for Covid-19 beds was a comparatively less significant of 60 percent.
However, a lot of local Medical professionals are suffering or have close connections and result in an acute shortage of Medical professionals.
Despite the seriousness of the seventh wave , and the increasing amount of cases that have emerged and new cases, the Japanese government hasn’t taken more stringent prevention measures.
The most recent Obon holiday also brought a flurry of tourists.The highways were are clogged, Shinkansen bullet trains full and the occupancy rate of domestic airlines increased to around 80 percent of the pre-Covid levels.