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More than 30,000 COVID-19 patients recuperating at home nationwide 

  • January 17, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sunday’s Sankei reported that the MHLW announced on Saturday that the number of coronavirus patients recuperating at home in Japan had reached 30,208 as of Wednesday, saying that the figure was about 1.7 times that of the previous week. The paper wrote that the number of homebound patients rapidly increased to exceed 10,000 in late December and surpassed 30,000 in January. Tokyo reportedly has the largest number of homebound patients at 8,518, up over 3,000 from a week earlier, and the total number of cases in the Tokyo metropolitan area, including Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures, was around 20,000. The paper also said Osaka, Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures had reported over 2,000 cases as of Jan. 13. 

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