In Tokyo, 3865 cases were confirmed on the 29th, the highest number ever, and the number of inpatients has exceeded 3,000 since January.
The city wants to maintain the medical care provision system by accelerating vaccination of middle-aged and elderly patients, who are the center of critically ill patients, and strengthening support for people who are being treated at home.
In Tokyo, on the 29th, 3865 people were confirmed to be infected, which is the highest number ever for 3 consecutive days, and the number of inpatients is increasing rapidly, and the number of inpatients has exceeded 3000 since January, 3039. I became a person.
In addition, the number of patients who are likely to need treatment such as ventilator soon is increasing, and as of 28th, it was 260, which is about 1.5 times that of one month ago.
An expert in the city has expressed a strong sense of crisis, pointing out that "the medical care provision system is beginning to tighten toward an explosive spread of infection that has never been experienced before."
On the other hand, as of the 29th, there were 81 severely ill patients, about half of the peak.
Most of them are middle-aged and older, and more than half are in their 40s and 50s.
As the infection continues to spread rapidly, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will accelerate vaccination of middle-aged and elderly people, consider targeted and intensive measures such as strengthening support for the rapidly increasing number of people who are being treated at home, and provide medical care. I want to maintain the system.