According to a summary by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, more than 1,200 people were tested nationwide in the week leading up to the end of last month for the mutated new coronavirus that spreads overseas, and 56 of them, or 4.5%, were confirmed to be infected. I did.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is requesting local governments to extract and examine mutant viruses in 5% to 10% of newly infected persons.
When the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare compiled preliminary figures for each local government, it was found that PCR tests were conducted on 1,234 infected people nationwide in the week leading up to the 28th of last month to check for mutant viruses.
This accounts for approximately 17% of newly infected individuals identified during this period.
Infection with the mutant virus was confirmed in 56 people, 4.5% of those who tested.
▽ Hyogo Prefecture was tested for 55 people and 16 people were confirmed to be infected,
▽ Kanagawa Prefecture was tested for 25 people and confirmed to be infected for 10 people,
▽ Osaka In the prefecture, 52 people have been tested, and only 4 have been confirmed to be infected.
On the other hand,
▽ In Tokyo, 61 people were inspected and no one was confirmed to be infected.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has said that it is not possible to evaluate the proportion of mutant virus in infected people with this data because it includes cases of actively inspecting the surroundings of mutant virus-infected persons. We would like to strengthen the monitoring system to detect the virus at an early stage.