An expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to advise on measures against the new coronavirus, and analyzed that the current infection status, although still at a high level, continues to decline in almost all regions.

On the other hand, the number of severely ill people is the largest ever and the medical system continues to be severe, and he called for the necessary measures to be taken to improve the infection status at least to a level where general medical care is not restricted.

Experts have analyzed the current state of infection across the country, saying that it is still occurring on an unprecedented scale in many regions, but is declining in almost every region.



On the other hand, the number of severely ill people continues to be the highest ever, and the number of people dying is also at a low level compared to the wave of past infections due to the effect of the vaccine, but the medical system continues to be in a difficult phase due to an increasing trend. It is supposed to be.



Looking at the infection status by region, the number of infected people is decreasing in Tokyo, but the number of hospitalized people remains high, mainly in their 20s and 50s, and severely ill people using artificial respirators etc. It is said that the number is increasing in people in their 70s and over, and that general medical care such as emergency medical care continues to be restricted.



In Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures, the bed usage rate remains high, and in Kanagawa prefecture, the number of people at night is increasing. Although Okinawa Prefecture is on a downward trend, the number of infected people per capita is the highest level in Japan, and the bed usage rate is around 90%, and the medical system continues to be in a difficult situation. Although the number of infected people is decreasing in the Kansai and Chukyo areas, the number of people infected at night continues to increase in Osaka, and it is necessary to be careful about the re-expansion of the infection.



Factors contributing to the current decrease in infection include the fact that many citizens are cooperating in infection control, that vaccination is progressing, including the active generation, and that a state of emergency has been declared. We analyze that it is possible that the number of people in the area where we are living has decreased, and that information such as medical pressure has caused behavior change.



However, due to the reopening of schools and consecutive holidays, it is necessary to continue measures and strengthen support for medical institutions and health centers in order to improve the infection situation at least until general medical care is not restricted. I emphasized.

Furthermore, when considering mitigation of countermeasures in the future, it is necessary to gradually mitigate the infection so that it will not spread again at an early stage, and in the medium to long term, the infection situation may become severe toward winter. We are requesting that we proceed with vaccination and take measures such as utilizing antibody cocktail therapy.



On top of that, the expert meeting continued to express "actions necessary to protect the lives of yourself and your family", refraining from going out as much as possible, including those who have already been vaccinated, and avoiding places with a high risk of infection such as crowded places. We called for measures that could be taken by individuals, such as avoiding them.

Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura "The number of seriously ill people remains high, and the number of deaths is still increasing."

At the beginning of the expert meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura said, "There is no doubt that the number of infected people is declining, but the number of seriously ill people is still high and the number of people dying is still increasing. Is changing, and we still need to be careful. "



On top of that, "The response to the new corona has been a long-term battle, and it is no longer possible to continue to stop general medical care centered on corona, and there is a limit to the number of beds that can be secured. In addition, a large infection occurs in winter. It can happen, so it's time to think about how to balance general medical care with corona medical care. "

Number of newly infected people 0.70 times nationwide compared to the previous week

According to the data presented at the expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of newly infected people in the week up to the 7th is 0.70 times that of the previous week, which is 0.70 times lower in almost all regions.



Of the areas where emergency declarations have been issued


, in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures,


▽ Tokyo is 0.63 times,


▽ Saitama prefecture is 0.62 times,


▽ Kanagawa prefecture is 0.65 times,


▽ Chiba prefecture is 0.74 times, and



Kansai is


▽ 0.83-fold in Osaka Prefecture,


▽ 0.77 times in Kyoto Prefecture,


▽ 0.80-fold in Hyogo Prefecture,


▽ 0.72-fold in Shiga Prefecture,



in the Chukyo


0.86 times in the ▽ Aichi Prefecture,


0.64 times in the ▽ Gifu Prefecture,


0.50 in ▽ Mie Prefecture It has doubled and


has decreased in Osaka and Aichi prefectures, which had increased until last week.



In addition,


▽ Hokkaido is 0.57 times,


▽ Miyagi prefecture is 0.55 times,


▽ Ibaraki prefecture is 0.85 times,


▽ Tochigi prefecture is 0.68 times,


▽ Gunma prefecture is 0.51 times,


▽ Shizuoka prefecture is 0.60 times,


▽ Okayama prefecture is 0.67 times,


▽ Hiroshima prefecture is 0.63 times,


▽ Fukuoka prefecture is 0.73 times,


▽ Okinawa prefecture is 0.74 times,


showing a decreasing trend in all areas where emergency declarations have been issued.



Looking at the current infection status in terms of the number of infected people per 100,000 population in the last week,


▽ Okinawa Prefecture has 212.11 people,


▽ Osaka is 165.24 people,


▽ Aichi Prefecture 144.00 people,


▽ Chiba Prefecture 112.35 people,


▽ Tokyo is 112.19 people,


▽ Kanagawa Prefecture 109.94 people,


▽ and Kyoto is 103.60 people,


100 people in seven prefectures It exceeded 81.38 people nationwide, which was less than 100 people.



Thirty-five prefectures have exceeded the 25 people who are the most seriously infected in "Stage 4".

Crowded data for major downtown areas

At an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Research Center for Social Health Medicine presented data on the number of people in major downtown areas nationwide up to the 5th of this month.



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 the "resident population" of 500 meters. We analyze hourly with a mesh.

"Metropolitan area" Tokyo decreases at night, increases in Kanagawa Saitama increases during the day

In Tokyo, we analyze based on data from seven downtown areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Roppongi.



The number of people staying at night has increased for the second consecutive week since the end of the Obon festival, but it has started to decrease in the last week, decreasing by 7.1% from the previous week.



In addition, the time zone from 10 pm to midnight, when the risk of infection is high, decreased by 9.3% from the previous week.



The number of people staying in the daytime has also decreased slightly in the last week, down 3.7% from the previous week.



In Chiba prefecture, the resident population has decreased in the last week both at night and during the day.



In Kanagawa Prefecture, the population staying at night and daytime has increased for two consecutive weeks, returning to the level before the state of emergency was declared.



In Saitama Prefecture, the number of people staying at night continues to decline, reaching the lowest line at the time of the first state of emergency last year.



The daytime resident population continues to increase.

"Kansai" Osaka increases Hyogo increases in the daytime Kyoto does not decrease at night

In Osaka Prefecture, the population staying at night and daytime has been increasing for three consecutive weeks since the end of the Obon festival.



It is returning to the pre-declaration level, and there are concerns about its impact on the future infection situation.



In Hyogo prefecture, the nighttime population has remained at a low level for three consecutive weeks.



Daytime has begun to increase in the last week.



In Kyoto Prefecture, the nighttime population has remained at a high level compared to the lowest level during the 4th wave, and has remained flat in the last week.

"Kyushu / Okinawa" Fukuoka and Okinawa decreased at night but increased during the day

In Fukuoka Prefecture, the number of people staying at night has been declining in the last week.



On the other hand, it is increasing in the daytime.



In Okinawa Prefecture, the population staying at night has begun to decline again, reaching the lowest line at the time of the first state of emergency declaration.



On the other hand, the population staying in the daytime continues to increase.

Chair Wakita "The effect of the vaccine is clear from the data."

Takaji Wakita, who met after an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, said that the number of infected people was on the decline. There were various opinions in the discussion. Factors to control the infection were the continuous decrease in the number of people staying at night after the declaration of emergency, the effect of advanced vaccination, and the seasonality. Factors may be considered. Until now, there was a pattern in which infections that started in restaurants and schools entered workplaces and homes and then spread to hospitals and facilities for the elderly, which prolonged the infection. Clusters in facilities and hospitals for the elderly are less likely to occur. There was an argument that this time the infection was mainly spread among young people. "



Regarding the outlook for the future, Chairman Wakita said, "Schools reopened in September, but since students at universities and vocational schools have a wide range of activities, reopening at universities and other institutions is expected to contribute to the spread of infection. It is important not to spread the infection in places such as universities and downtown areas where people who do not gather are at high risk of infection. Delta strains are highly infectious, so wear a non-woven mask. I would like you to continue basic measures such as wearing well, avoiding 3 tightness, ventilating well, and reducing going out as much as possible. Also, the data clearly show that the vaccine is effective, so take the opportunity. It is important to find and get the vaccine. "

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