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Tokyo learns lessons from first wave of COVID-19 

  • December 6, 2020
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Sunday’s Asahi reported that although Tokyo has had the highest COVID-19 death toll in Japan at 511 as of Dec. 5, the number of deaths reported in November was significantly lower than during the first wave of infection in spring. According to the paper, Tokyo confirmed the highest monthly death toll of 181 in April, followed by 107 in May, but managed to reduce the number to 32 in August, 47 in September, 48 in October, and 44 in November. The daily wrote that Tokyo has been relatively successful in containing the spread of cluster infections at hospitals, saying that the prefecture has not confirmed any clusters resulting in more than 10 deaths since the second wave because of measures taken based on lessons learnt from the first wave. The paper added that the expansion of coronavirus testing is another factor that has contributed to reducing the death toll in Tokyo. The daily noted, however, that the number of people aged 50 or older who tested positive in November reached 3,153, 1.7 times higher than the 1,806 recorded in August. 

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