At a monitoring meeting to analyze and evaluate the infection status of the new coronavirus in Tokyo and the medical care provision system, experts watch the trends of the new mutant virus, Omicron strain, and isolate patients with confirmed infection in a private room. He pointed out that it is necessary to secure an inpatient medical system that can be used.

At the city's monitoring meeting on the 9th, experts maintained the lowest level of alertness regarding the status of infection and the medical care provision system in the city.



Among them, it was reported that the average number of newly positive people up to the 8th for 7 days was 15.6, which is less than 50 for 8 consecutive weeks. It seems that it is. "



In addition, the medical care provision system has continued to decrease in number of inpatients, and the number has dropped to 100 or less.

On the other hand, experts pointed out that "it is necessary to keep an eye on future trends" after the infection of the new mutant virus, Omicron strain, has been confirmed in Japan.



He also called for the promotion of vaccination, saying that vaccination is expected to prevent aggravation and reduce mortality in preparation for future spread of infection regardless of the Omicron strain.



"It is expected that there will be more opportunities for dinner toward the end of the year and the beginning of the year. Talking with a large number of people for a long time with the mask off increases the risk of infection and may trigger a new spread of infection. ", Calling attention.



He also pointed out that it is necessary to secure an inpatient medical system that can isolate patients who have been confirmed to be infected with a new mutant virus in a private room.

There are 136 close contacts in Tokyo, all negative

At the monitoring meeting, it was reported that there were 136 close contacts in Tokyo who were on the same aircraft as the four who entered Japan from overseas and were confirmed to be infected with the Omicron strain.



All 136 people have been tested negative by the 8th.



According to the city, all 136 people are in contact with each other, so we ask them to enter the accommodation facility in the city, and also carry out a PCR test once every two days, including those who are waiting at home due to personal reasons. We continue to observe our health.

Governor Koike "Strengthening the monitoring system in the city"

After the meeting, Governor Koike pointed out to reporters, "In order to prevent the spread of Omicron strains, it is important to strengthen the monitoring system in the city," and a PCR test that can identify the Omicron strains unique to the city. He showed the idea of ​​sharing this method with local governments in Kansai in addition to neighboring prefectures.



"Omicron strains are suspected of having high infectivity. It is important to return to the starting point of thorough basic measures everywhere to prevent the spread of infection," he said. We repeatedly called for thorough measures such as wearing masks, washing hands, and diligent ventilation using kitchen hoods.

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