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GOJ panel to come up with indexes to identify COVID-19 infection situation 

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi front-paged a finding that the GOJ coronavirus taskforce advisory subcommittee plans to release shortly six quantitative indexes that it will use to identify the status of coronavirus infection on a four-level scale. The indexes will include the occupancy rates of hospital beds, number of hospitalized patients per 100,000 people, PCR test positivity rates, and percentage of patients whose transmission routes cannot be traced. According to the daily, the public health experts will categorize the spread of infection as “explosive” if more than half of the secured hospital beds are filled, the transmission routes of more than 50% of virus carriers cannot be identified, and the positivity rate exceeds 10%.  

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