Comparing the number of new infections with the new coronavirus on average for one week, the number of infected people nationwide is low, but it has been higher than the previous week for three consecutive weeks, and it has been on an increasing trend since it stopped declining.

Based on the number of infected people announced by local governments in each region, NHK has summarized the trend of the number of newly infected people on average per week compared to the previous week.

Nationwide trend of increase from bottoming out

In the whole country, the week until the 25th of last month was 0.67 times compared to the previous week, which was a decrease for 13 consecutive weeks from the end of August, but the 2nd of this month was 0.99 times, the 9th of this month was 1.10 times, and the 16th of this month. The number of days is 1.12 times, and by the 23rd it is 1.45 times, showing an increasing trend from the bottom.



In addition, the number of newly infected people per day remains low at about 184.

In 1 prefecture and 3 prefectures

In Tokyo, the number of infected people is increasing, although the number of infected people is small, 1.11 times in the week until the 9th of this month, 1.26 times in the 16th of this month, and 1.40 times in the week until the 23rd of this month.



The number of newly infected people per day is about 30, and the number of infected people per 100,000 population in the last week is 1.49.



In Kanagawa prefecture, the number of newly infected people per day is increasing 1.04 times in the week until the 9th of this month, 1.47 times in the 16th of this month, and 1.39 times in the 23rd of this month. , About 22 people.



In Saitama prefecture, the week until the 9th of this month is 1.04 times that of the previous week, the 16th of this month is 0.84 times, and the number of new infections is 1.04 times by the 23rd, and the number of newly infected people per day is about 7. I am.



In Chiba prefecture, the week until the 9th of this month is 1.28 times the previous week, the 16th of this month is 1.38 times, and the number of new infections is 1.04 times by the 23rd, and the number of newly infected people per day is about 8. ..

Kansai

In Osaka prefecture, the week until the 9th of this month was 0.90 times that of the previous week, and the 16th of this month was 0.88 times, which was flat, but by the 23rd, it was 1.68 times, and the number of newly infected people per day. The number is about 18 people.



In Kyoto prefecture, the week until the 9th of this month is 2.25 times the previous week, the 16th of this month is 2.00 times, and the number of newly infected people is 2.44 times by the 23rd, and the number of newly infected people per day is about 6. ..



In Hyogo prefecture, the week on the 9th of this month is 1.32 times that of the previous week, 0.76 times on the 16th of this month, and 1.61 times by the 23rd, and the number of newly infected people per day is about 6. ..

Okinawa / Hokkaido

Okinawa Prefecture had decreased for 13 consecutive weeks until the middle of last month, but the week until 9th ​​of this month is 1.77 times that of the previous week, 1.30 times on 16th of this month, and 1.80 times by 23rd of this month. So, the number of newly infected people per day is about eight.



In Hokkaido, the week leading up to the 9th of this month was 0.53 times the previous week, a decrease for 3 consecutive weeks, but on the 16th of this month it was 1.10 times, and by the 23rd it was 3.32 times, showing an increasing trend. The number of newly infected people is about 16.

Central

In Aichi prefecture, the week until the 9th of this month is 1.00 times the previous week, the 16th of this month is 1.02 times, and the number of new infections is 0.70 times by the 23rd, and the number of newly infected people per day is about 4. ..

Experts There is a risk of infection spreading from the year-end and New Year holidays to February

Professor Kazuhiro Tateda of Toho University, a member of the government's subcommittee on measures against the new coronavirus, said, "The current infection situation is slowly but surely increasing. The number of people is increasing, the effectiveness of the vaccine is decreasing, and the factors that increase the infection, such as the possibility of Omicron strains, are increasing, so this year-end and New Year holidays, and from mid-January to February. We have to be aware that there is a tendency for more infections to occur. "



Regarding the Omicron strain, which was confirmed to be infected in the city, "The situation is that the infection in the city is still visible as a point, but if you are not careful, the point will become a line and spread as a surface. It is important for each person to take thorough infection control measures, recognizing the situation that Omicron strains are spreading. There are reports from the United Kingdom and other countries that the pathogenicity may have decreased a little. Considering that the infectivity is very high, when the number of infected people increases sharply, a certain percentage of people will be seriously ill. It is important to put in place a mechanism that can be used. "



In addition, regarding the year-end and New Year holidays, "It is important not to go home if you are not feeling well. Even if you are vaccinated, breakthrough infection may occur, so when you go home, a simple certified antigen test It is also important to repeatedly check for negatives, for example once every three days, "he said, recognizing that it is important to use tests in addition to vaccines to reduce the risk of infection.

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