As the infection of the new coronavirus continues, the number of clusters confirmed nationwide in the week until February 21 has reached 1253 in total, which is a record high, according to the summary of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. ..

In particular, the number of facilities for the elderly was 482, the highest ever for five 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 media reports.



According to this, the total number of clusters confirmed nationwide in the week until February 21 was 1253, an increase of 26 from the previous week, the highest number ever.



The most common was


▽ "Welfare facilities for the elderly", which increased by 27 from the previous week to 482, a record high for 5 consecutive weeks.



In addition,


▽ "medical institutions" also increased by 24 cases from the previous week to 179 cases, the highest number ever for 4 consecutive weeks.



On the other hand, the number of


▽ "schools, educational facilities, etc." decreased by 27 from the previous week to 276.



In addition,


▽ "Child welfare facilities" such as nursery schools decreased by 1 from the previous week to 166 cases, and


▽ "Welfare facilities for persons with disabilities" decreased by 6 cases from the previous week to 51 cases.



In addition, there


were 74 cases for "company, etc.",


9 cases for "restaurants,"

and


8 cases for "exercise facilities, etc."


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