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COVID-19 clusters confirmed at 93 hospitals nationwide

  • June 7, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri reported that according to the Health Ministry, COVID-19 cluster infections have occurred at 93 hospitals and clinics across Japan. The paper noted that healthcare workers at these facilities had been forced to work for long hours in environments characterized by the “Three Cs – closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings,” and that insufficient disinfection and other failures to abide by prevention protocols were the primary causes for the virus spreading among nurses and other healthcare workers.

 

Monday’s Mainichi claimed that cluster infections have apparently taken place at 99 hospitals in 21 prefectures nationwide, noting that at least 2,105 people have been infected, including 1,013 healthcare workers. Out of the 1,028 inpatients who have tested positive, 205 people have died of COVID-19.

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