A "monitoring meeting" was held to analyze and evaluate the infection status of the new coronavirus in Tokyo, and experts analyzed that the decrease in the number of new positives was slowing down, and said, "Infectivity will be strong in the future. There is a risk that the mutant virus will speed up the spread of the infection, "he said, cautioning against the increase again.
At the meeting on the 4th, experts maintained the highest level of alertness in both the infection situation and the medical care provision system in Tokyo.
Regarding the infection status, the 7-day average number of new positives decreased
from 288 as of February 24 last week to
272 as of March 3 for the
sixth consecutive week.
However, we analyzed that the rate of increase increased from 83% last week to 94%, slowing the downward trend.
"It did not decrease sufficiently from the peak of the second wave, and after repeating the increase and decrease between about 150 and 200 people, the infection rapidly re-expanded and reached the third wave," he said. Pointed out the danger of.
In addition, he pointed out that the main cause of the epidemic may shift to a highly infectious mutant virus, and stated that "there is a risk that the mutant virus will increase the speed of infection spread in the future," and warned that it will start to increase again. Shown.
He also pointed out that "from the end of the fiscal year to the new fiscal year, there is a concern that the number will increase again due to events such as cherry blossom viewing, welcome and farewell parties, and graduation trips," and called for thorough measures.
On the other hand, the medical care provision system pointed out that the number of inpatients as of the 3rd was 1548, which is a decrease from 1882 last week, but it is still close to the peak of the second wave.
Experts said, "The infection may re-emerge without relieving the tightness of the bed. We need to urgently consider strategies for securing the bed, keeping in mind the increase in mutant viruses."