On the 6th in Tokyo, 17 new people were confirmed to have been infected with the Omicron strain in the city.

In some cases, the infection of the entire family was confirmed, and it is believed that the infection spread in the home from the end of the year to the beginning of the year.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on the 6th that it has confirmed that 18 men and women under the age of 10 to 50s and those in their 80s are infected with the Omicron strain.



All are mild or asymptomatic.



Of the 18 people, 17 have no history of traveling abroad and the infection route is unknown at this time, so it is considered to be a community-acquired infection.



The number of Omicron strains confirmed in the city on the 1st is the highest ever, exceeding 16 on the 5th.



Of these, a woman in her thirties living in Tokyo was confirmed to be infected with the Omicron strain along with her two sons, and all four family members, including one that had already been confirmed, were infected.



In addition, a woman in her 50s living in Tokyo has already been confirmed to be infected by two family members, which indicates that all three family members have been infected.



Regarding the fact that there are a series of cases of infection in the family, the city thinks that it spread in the home during the year-end and New Year holidays.



This brings the number of people who are believed to have been infected with the Omicron strain in the city to 54, but according to the city, there are no reports of people who became severely or moderately ill as of the 6th.

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