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Health Ministry revises estimates for COVID-19 resurgence 

  • August 29, 2020
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Saturday evening’s Asahi wrote that the Health Ministry has revised its estimates for the number of new COVID-19 patients per day, the number of those who would need to be treated at hospitals, and other relevant data for a potential coronavirus resurgence. The new estimates predict that as many as 2,786 people would test positive nationwide per day, some 1,180 more than the record high number of cases recorded on Aug. 7. However, nine prefectures, including Osaka, Okinawa and Shimane, have already reported higher numbers of new patients than the ministry’s new estimates. The ministry now estimates that as many as 27,800 people would be hospitalized across the nation and almost 2,900 of them could be in serious condition in the event of a resurgence. 

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