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Record 455 cluster infections confirmed at elderly care facilities

  • February 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported that according to the Health Ministry, the number of cluster infections confirmed at elderly care facilities from Feb. 7–13 hit a record high of 455. This was reportedly nearly nine times the number confirmed about a month ago. The paper said Chairman Omi of the GOJ subcommittee on the novel coronavirus pointed out that many residents of elderly care facilities have not yet received booster shots. According to the Digital Agency, 12.92 million elderly people had received third doses of vaccine as of Feb. 20, which is only 36% of those aged 65 or older in Japan.

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