Tokyo's medical and inspection system for more than 100 people on two consecutive days is 18:56 on July 3

In Tokyo, 124 new people were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, exceeding 100 for two consecutive days. What is the medical and inspection system in Tokyo?

Inpatients and beds

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the number of new coronavirus patients hospitalized in Tokyo has been on the rise recently, and there were 296 as of 2 days, compared with 223 on June 26, a week ago.

However, since the city became able to grasp the accurate number of inpatients, the number of people who were hospitalized was 1413 on May 12th, which is much smaller than that time.

In addition, the number of seriously ill patients among hospitalized patients increased to 105 on 28th and 29th after April 27, when the city began to collect statistics, but after that, the number of confirmed infections decreased. Therefore, it gradually decreased, and it was 9 people on the 2nd.

About 1,000 beds are currently reserved in Tokyo to accommodate inpatients with the new coronavirus, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government explains that "there is room for beds at the moment".

However, in order to prepare for the spread of the infection in the future, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is requesting medical institutions in Tokyo to prepare for securing 3000 beds this Monday.

On the other hand, recently, many of the younger generations who have been confirmed to have infections are mild or asymptomatic, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is promoting the securing of a hotel for these people to receive medical treatment without being hospitalized. I will.

Currently, we have 2 buildings in Tokyo, about 400 people, and we are planning to secure new accommodation later this month.

Inspection system

As of March 3, there are 102 medical outpatient clinics that can receive PCR tests for new coronaviruses, and depending on the city, the number has increased to 22 from the end of April.

There are 31 "inspection centers" established by local governments that only perform PCR tests, which has nearly doubled from 16 at the end of April.

Also, the processing capacity of daily inspections in Tokyo has not changed since the end of April, and it is still up to about 3,100.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government aims to secure a maximum processing capacity of 10,000 cases per day by utilizing research institutions such as universities.

In addition, the "antigen test", which can be examined in a short time, is currently introduced in at least 82 medical institutions in Tokyo, and Tokyo wants to strengthen the test system by promoting the use of antigen tests along with PCR tests. I will.

Immediately strengthen the PCR inspection system in each ward of Tokyo

Since late April, Chiyoda Ward has set up a "PCR test center" in the plaza near the ward office and conducts tests three times a week in cooperation with the medical association of the ward.

The test room is set up in a cooler trailer house, and according to the number of days from the onset, the test to wipe the back of the nose and the test using saliva are used separately.

According to the ward, this inspection center can inspect up to 20 inspections per day, which means that the number of inspections was generally less than 5 after the end of May when the emergency declaration was lifted.

Takashi Yamazaki, Chief of Community Health Division, Chiyoda Public Health Center, said, "We would like to work with medical institutions in the ward so that we can raise the upper limit of the number of tests in preparation for the increase in the number of infected people."

In addition, in Sumida Ward, we launched the “PCR test center” in early April and have performed about 20 tests a day, but the number of people who need the test has decreased, so the center is temporarily shut down at the end of May. Is that

Currently, in addition to conducting about 50 tests per day at the "returnees/contacts outpatients" in the ward, if there are many concentrated contacts, a dedicated team at the public health center will go directly to collect samples. doing.

In addition, we have installed our own testing equipment and have established a system that allows us to carry out PCR testing on our own in an emergency.

According to the ward, the "positive rate" of the test has been gradually increasing since mid-June, so the ward is planning to restart the "PCR test center" soon and it is rushing to prepare with the local medical association. ..

"I would like to strengthen the inspection system with the cooperation of medical institutions so that if there is a suspicion of an infection, I will continue to carry out the inspection without hesitation", said the director of the Sumida Ward Public Health Center.