As the infection of the new coronavirus continues to spread, the number of clusters confirmed nationwide in the week up to the 14th has reached 1227, which is a record high, according to a summary by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.


In particular, the number of facilities for the elderly increased significantly from the previous week to 455, the highest number ever for four consecutive weeks.

Every week, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare summarizes cases where the local government has certified it as a cluster and cases where two or more people have been infected based on the media.



According to this, the total number of clusters confirmed nationwide in the week up to the 14th was 1227, an increase of 106 from the previous week, the highest number ever.

The most common was "welfare facilities for the elderly," which increased by 139 from the previous week to 455, a record high for four consecutive weeks.



“Medical institutions” increased 20 cases from the previous week to 155 cases, and


“Welfare facilities for persons with disabilities” increased 16 cases from the previous week to 57 cases, both of which were the highest ever.



On the other hand, the number of "schools / educational facilities, etc." decreased by 24 from the previous week to 303.



In addition, at "child welfare facilities" such as nursery schools, the number of cases decreased by 27 from the previous week to 167.



In addition, there


are 74 cases for "companies, etc."


, 8 cases for "restaurants,"


and 5 cases for "exercise facilities, etc."

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