Omicron strain confirmed nationwide, more than 18,000 newly infected
As of 6:30 p.m. on the 13th, more than 18,000 new cases of the new coronavirus have been announced nationwide.
Omicron strain confirmed nationwide, more than 18,000 newly infected (JNN)
The number of newly infected people announced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the 13th was 3,124. The number of new cases is about five times higher than the 641 cases reported last Thursday. This is the first time in about four months since September 2 last year that the number has exceeded 3,000.
By prefecture, Osaka had the second highest number of cases after Tokyo, with 2,452, exceeding 2,000 for the first time in about four months. In addition, 11 prefectures, including Okinawa, had the highest number of cases.
With regard to the Omicron strain, infections were newly confirmed in Akita and Saga prefectures on January 13, which means that the Omicron strain has been confirmed in all 47 prefectures.
The number of hospitalized patients with serious illnesses has increased by 20 from the previous day to 125, and four new deaths have been announced.
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