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Almost 20,000 COVID-19 patients in Tokyo recuperating at home

  • August 12, 2021
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NHK reported that although one month has passed since the fourth state of emergency was declared for Tokyo, it has not had any effect. The network said that despite the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s requests for bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to temporarily close and for citizens to avoid nonessential outings, the seven-day rolling average of daily cases had reached 3,983 as of Aug. 11, 5.3 times higher than July 12. The network said medical institutions are under strain, with a record 3,667 COVID-19 patients being hospitalized and the number of seriously ill patients reaching a record high of 197 as of Aug. 11. In addition, the network highlighted the fact that the number of COVID-19 patients recuperating at home has reached 19,396.

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