As the number of people infected with the new coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, with the number of people infected with the new coronavirus reaching a record high every day, an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to advise on countermeasures.


As there is concern that the number of people dying will increase significantly in the future due to the continued spread of infection that has never been experienced in almost all areas nationwide, this is called "action necessary to save lives" With an unprecedentedly strong expression, he called for measures such as going out at least half as often as before.

According to the expert meeting, the number of newly infected people has continued to reach a record high for nearly a month, and the pace of increase is not only in the Tokyo metropolitan area, where the increase has been particularly noticeable, but also in other regions such as the central region. He pointed out that "the spread of infection has continued in almost every region of the country, which has never been experienced before."



Since the number of people is increasing after the Bon Festival, the number of infected people may increase further in the future, the number of severely ill people is the highest ever, and the number of elderly infected people and clusters at facilities for the elderly is also increasing. He said that there is concern that the number of people dying will increase significantly in the future, and that it is necessary to take measures with the recognition that the situation is at an unprecedented level of disaster.



Furthermore, while it is becoming difficult to adjust hospitalization for moderately and severely ill patients infected with the new corona, it is expected that general medical care will be further restricted and emergency transportation will become difficult in the future. "It is necessary to curb the spread of the current infection as soon as possible," he expressed a sense of crisis.



By region, although the rate of increase in infection has slowed slightly in Tokyo, the trend of increase has continued, and the number of hospitalized patients has continued to increase, mainly in their 20s and 50s, and they use respirators. The number of severely ill patients, mainly in their 40s and 60s, has remained at a high level and continues to be at a record high. I am.



In addition, the usage rate of hospital beds is rapidly increasing in Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures, and it is said that the number of people in the downtown area at night has started to increase since the beginning of the Obon festival in Tokyo and Chiba prefectures.



In Okinawa Prefecture, the bed usage rate is close to 90% due to an unprecedented level of infection, but the number of people at night has started to decrease since the end of the Obon festival, and it is necessary to pay close attention to whether it will lead to a decrease in infection. is.



Experts have pointed out that the actual number of infected people is underestimated in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Okinawa prefecture, and it is necessary to be careful when analyzing the infection situation.



In addition, the number of infected people continues to increase rapidly in the Chubu region such as Aichi and Shizuoka prefectures and Osaka prefecture, and it is possible that the spread of infection will continue in the future.



For this reason, the expert meeting is an unprecedentedly strong expression of "actions necessary to save lives", reducing the chances of meeting people who do not usually meet as much as possible, and going out including those who have already been vaccinated. Was at least less than half as often as before.



Furthermore, as the highly infectious Delta strain is prevalent and the number of infected people under the age of teens is increasing, we will consider conducting online classes at universities, etc., and postponing or canceling excessively crowded events. , ▽ We requested thorough measures such as ventilation.



In addition, prefectures will take the lead in maximizing the use of local medical resources, using antibody cocktail therapy, which is expected to prevent aggravation, and establishing a system that can quickly respond to aggravation. He emphasized the need to take measures such as the development of temporary medical facilities on the premise that the severe infection situation will continue for the time being.

“Staying population” in downtown Tokyo The number of people at night is increasing again in Tokyo

The expert meeting provided data on the number of people in major downtown areas across the country up to the 22nd of this month.



In Tokyo, the number of people at night is increasing again.



This data was presented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Research, Social Health Medicine Research Center at an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on the 25th.



Based on the location information of mobile phones obtained in the major downtown areas of each municipality in a non-personally identifiable manner, the number of people who have stayed for 15 minutes or more outside of work or home is defined as a "resident population" of 500 meters mesh. Is analyzed hourly.



This time, all the data analyzed up to the 22nd of this month.

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▽ In Tokyo, analysis is based on data from seven downtown areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Roppongi.



In Tokyo, the number of people staying at night has increased by 6.2% in the first week of the Obon festival, and the downward trend that has continued for seven weeks has turned to an increase.



In particular, during the period from 10 pm to midnight, when the risk of infection is high, it increased by 10.6% from the previous week, and increased significantly in the last week.



In addition, the population staying in the daytime increased by 5.3% in the first week of the Obon festival.



In addition, the government subcommittee is calling for a 50% reduction in the number of people in Tokyo compared to the first half of July immediately before the declaration of emergency, but the population staying at night has decreased by 29.6% from before the declaration. The number of people staying in the daytime also decreased by 19.4% from before the declaration.



▽ In Chiba Prefecture, the number of people staying at night has started to increase since the end of the Obon festival.



The daytime population has also started to increase.



▽ In Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, the population staying at night did not increase even after the Bon Festival, and remained flat near the lowest level during the 4th wave.



The daytime population is beginning to increase.

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▽ In Osaka Prefecture, the population staying at night has been declining gradually for two consecutive weeks since the state of emergency was declared, but it has stopped declining in the first week after the Bon Festival.



The population staying in the daytime is also increasing, and it is at a high level both day and night.



▽ In Hyogo prefecture, the population staying at night and daytime has decreased significantly for two consecutive weeks, but it has stopped declining in the last week after the Bon Festival.



▽ In Kyoto Prefecture, the population staying at night is gradually decreasing, but it has not decreased, and it is still at a high level compared to the lowest level at the time of the 4th wave.

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▽ In Fukuoka Prefecture, the population staying at night has started to increase in the first week after the Bon Festival.



The daytime population is also increasing rapidly.



▽ In Okinawa Prefecture, the population staying at night increased during the Obon period, but it started to decrease again in the last week after the Obon festival, and it is below the minimum level at the time of the first state of emergency declaration last year.

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