An expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to advise on measures against the new coronavirus, and although the number of infections continues to increase nationwide, the rate of increase is slowing down, and the number of infected people may reach its peak in the future. I pointed out that there is sex.

On the other hand, he said that the tightness of the medical system could continue for the time being, and called for strengthening measures at schools and long-term care welfare facilities and accelerating additional vaccinations.

The expert meeting said that the infection situation in the whole country is still on the increase, but the rate of increase is continuing to slow down, and among the areas where priority measures such as spread prevention are applied, Hiroshima Prefecture, In seven prefectures such as Yamaguchi and Okinawa, the number of infected people has been on a downward trend or has stopped rising, and there are other areas where there are signs of a decrease. It could reach its peak. "



However, he said that it is necessary to pay attention to the possibility that the data released due to the tight inspection system may differ from the actual situation.



In addition, the number of people receiving medical treatment, the number of severely ill people, and the number of people dying continue to increase. However, he pointed out that there was a delay of about two weeks from the start of the decrease in infected cases to the start of the decrease in inpatients.



As for the proportion of infected people by age group, the number of people in their 20s is decreasing nationwide, while the number of people under the age of 10 and those in their 60s is increasing. However, for the time being, the medical system will continue to be tight, and the number of elderly seriously ill patients will increase, and there is a risk that the severely ill beds will also become tight.



Furthermore, at the site of emergency transportation, transportation other than suspected corona is increasing, and it is said that the number of cases where transportation is difficult exceeds the "fifth wave" last summer, and it is said that the emergency medical care is particularly burdened. did.



In addition, a strain of virus called "BA.2", which is a type of Omicron strain and has been pointed out to have even higher infectivity, has been detected in Japan. It is also necessary to pay attention to the possibility that it will turn to an increase.



And as a necessary measure, the expert meeting emphasized the importance of taking into account the characteristics of Omicron strains.


▽ Promote measures at schools, nursery schools, welfare facilities, workplaces, etc., where infection is considered to be widespread,


▽ Further accelerate additional vaccinations for the elderly, etc., and inoculate other than the elderly In addition

to


avoiding crowded places and high-risk situations when going out, correct wearing of non-woven masks, disinfection of fingers, ventilation, etc. I called for thorough implementation.

Chair Wakita "How to control the spread to the elderly is important"

At a press conference held after an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Chairman Takaji Wakita said, "The spread of this infection has spread to young people at first, then to children and the elderly, and is still spreading. If it spreads to the elderly at risk of becoming ill, it will lead to an increase in the number of seriously ill and fatalities, so it is important how to control the spread to the elderly. Infection of the elderly occurs in nursing care and welfare facilities. Therefore, it is important to promptly promote additional vaccinations for the elderly at these facilities, actively inspect staff, and provide early medical care in the unlikely event of infection. Even stronger, such as an emergency declaration. Rather than taking measures, it is important to take thorough measures according to each location and reduce the number of seriously ill and dead. "



In addition, regarding the Omicron strain of the strain called "BA.2", which is pointed out to have higher infectivity, "There is no data yet that it has been replaced with" BA.2 "in Japan, and the replacement is not progressing. At the meeting, it was argued that the current peak of infection may be approaching, but if it is replaced with "BA.2", the number of infected people may increase again, so we will monitor and infect. We need to keep an eye on the changes in the situation. "

Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto “Addition of 1000 beds in Tokyo and Osaka to secure human resources”

At an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto said, "Prime Minister Kishida and the Governor of Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture will meet, and the national government and Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture will cooperate to complement each other and create temporary medical facilities. We decided to jointly add 1000 beds in total. "



After that, "Tokyo and Osaka prefectures are in charge of installation and operation by converting accommodation facilities, etc., and the national government fully supports the securing of human resources, which is the biggest issue, from public and public hospitals nationwide. We will coordinate the dispatch of nurses, "he said, and in order to secure human resources reliably, he made clear the idea of ​​requesting the dispatch of nurses, etc. to public hospitals, etc. based on the law.

In some areas, the number of newly infected people has decreased in a week, but most of them continue to expand.

According to the materials 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 8th is 1.19 times that of the previous week in the whole country, and the pace of increase is slowing down in some areas. On the other hand, it is still expanding in most areas.



Among the areas where priority measures such as spread prevention are applied,


▼ Hiroshima prefecture has 0.81 times the number of newly infected people in the week up to the 8th,


▼ Yamaguchi prefecture 0.85 times,


▼ Shimane prefecture 0.89 times,


▼ Kumamoto prefecture 0.85 times,


▼ Miyazaki prefecture 0.86 times,


▼ Okinawa prefecture 0.67 times


,


▼ Nagasaki prefecture 0.91 times,


▼ Gunma prefecture 0.99 times,


▼ Niigata prefecture and Nagano The prefectures and Kagawa prefectures are 1.02 times,


almost flat.



In other areas, the pace is slowing down in many places, but it continues to increase. In


Tokyo and 3 prefectures,


▼ Tokyo is 1.21 times,


▼ Kanagawa prefecture is 1.22 times,


▼ Chiba prefecture is 1.37 times,


▼ 1.38 times in Saitama prefecture , 1.15 times


in 2 prefectures and 1 prefecture in Kansai


▼ 1.15 times in Osaka and Kyoto prefectures


, 1.30 times in Hyogo prefecture, 1.13 times in


Tokai 3 prefectures


, 1.13 times in Aichi prefecture,


▼ 1.11 times in Gifu prefecture ,


▼ It is 1.27 times in Mie prefecture.



In addition,


▼ 1.30 times in Hokkaido,


▼ 1.18 times in Aomori prefecture,


▼ 1.30 times in Yamagata prefecture,


▼ 1.28 times in Fukushima prefecture,


▼ 1.56 times in Ibaraki prefecture,


▼ 1.31 times in Tochigi prefecture,


▼ 1.20 times in Ishikawa prefecture, ▼


1.17 times in Shizuoka prefecture,


▼ Wakayama prefecture is 1.13 times,


▼ Okayama prefecture is 1.22 times,


▼ Fukuoka prefecture is 1.17 times,


▼ Saga prefecture is 1.20 times,


▼ Oita prefecture is 1.09 times,


▼ Kagoshima prefecture is 1.06 times.



Looking at the current infection status in the last week per 100,000 population,


▼ Tokyo has the highest number of infected people at 925.60,


followed by


▼ Osaka prefecture with 871.17,


▼ Hyogo prefecture with 714.31 and


▼ Kyoto prefecture. There are

689.19 people,


▼ Fukuoka prefecture has 642.43 people,


etc., which is the highest number ever at 504.89 people nationwide.

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