In Chiba Prefecture, it was confirmed on the 12th that 13 people were newly infected with the mutated new coronavirus, and the total number of people infected with the mutated virus confirmed in the prefecture so far has reached 103.
According to Chiba Prefecture, infection with the mutant virus was confirmed in 13 men and women in their 20s to 80s who have never traveled abroad in the prefecture.
Of these, three men in their 40s and 80s were infected by a cluster of people infected with the mutant virus that occurred at a medical institution in the prefecture, and the total number of people infected at this medical institution was 16.
As a result, a total of 103 people have been confirmed to be infected with the mutant virus in the prefecture, and more than 100 people have been confirmed in the prefecture since the 3rd of last month when the first confirmed infection was announced. It was.
The Prefectural Disease Control Division says, "Mutant viruses are confirmed every day and the situation is unpredictable. We would like to actively investigate and try to prevent the spread of infection."
In addition, it was confirmed that 103 new people were infected with the new coronavirus in the prefecture on the 12th, and the total number of people confirmed to be infected in the prefecture was 30,834.
Of these, at the Chiba Cancer Center in Chuo-ku, Chiba City, a total of five inpatients in their 30s and 80s have been confirmed to be infected, and Chiba City has announced that a cluster has occurred.
According to the center, all five of them are hospitalized in the same ward, and more than 170 people are being examined, including all inpatients and staff, including another ward on the same floor as this ward.
This also means that hospitalization in this ward and some operations are restricted.
In addition, at the West Fire Department in Abiko City, a total of five firefighters in their 20s and 30s have been confirmed to be infected, and the prefecture has announced that a cluster has occurred.
According to the fire department, we are taking measures such as receiving support staff from the fire department so that the work will not be affected.
In addition, the infection was confirmed, and the deaths of three men in their 70s and 80s who had been hospitalized at medical institutions in the prefecture were newly announced, bringing the total number of deaths to 589.