As the infection of the new coronavirus spreads rapidly and the beds are tight, it was found that the number of cases where it is difficult to decide where to accept patients with sudden illness is increasing rapidly.
When the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications summarized cases where transportation was difficult for 52 fire departments nationwide, it increased to 2707 cases in the week until January 10, nearly doubling in about one month, and investigated. It has been the highest since April last year when it started.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications considers cases where there are four or more inquiries to the hospital before the destination of the patient is decided as "cases where transportation is difficult", including the Tokyo Fire Department and the fire departments of prefectural offices nationwide. We request reports from 52 fire departments every week.
In the week from January 4th to 10th, the total number of cases was 2707, which was the highest since April when the survey was started.
The number of cases where transportation is difficult has continued to decrease since mid-August last year, but it has been on an increasing trend since around November, and has nearly doubled compared to the beginning of December.
In addition, it is 88% higher than the same period of the previous year, which is the second highest level after 89% in late April when a state of emergency was declared nationwide.
On the other hand, by region,
▽ Tokyo Fire Department has 1384 cases, an increase of 747 cases compared to the same period of the previous year,
▽ Yokohama City Fire Department has 186 cases, an increase of 102 cases,
▽ Kawasaki City Fire Department 51 cases increased by 38 cases, nearly tripled.
In areas newly subject to the state of emergency,
▽ Osaka Municipal Fire Department increased by 109 cases to 289 cases, and
▽ Nagoya City Fire Department increased by 57 cases to 41 cases.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is requesting adjustment of the acceptance system by sharing information with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and prefectures, saying that the background is that the beds are tight as the infection of the new coronavirus spreads. about it.