An expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to advise on measures against the new coronavirus, and while the number of infected people nationwide has been declining, the number of infected people is still higher than the peak last summer. ..

As the rate of infection at schools and welfare facilities for the elderly remains high, we are calling for continued thorough implementation of basic infection control measures.

Expert meetings have continued to decline in most areas regarding the current status of infection, falling below the peak of the fifth wave last summer in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Osaka prefecture, Aichi prefecture, etc., and the number of infected people is the highest in the whole country. Even in Okinawa, where there are many, it is said that it has been on a downward trend for the past two weeks.



By age group, the number of infected people is declining in all age groups nationwide, but in some areas it is increasing among the elderly in their 80s and above, and among the infected areas, schools and businesses. However, we analyze that the percentage of welfare facilities for the elderly remains high.



In addition, the number of people in downtown areas at night is increasing in more than half of the country, and in some areas it is increasing close to the peak at the end of last year, especially from the 20s for the past few days. It means that the rate of infection at restaurants is increasing in the 60s.



On the other hand, regarding the medical system, although the bed usage rate is declining in more than half of the areas nationwide, the number of hospitalized patients and the bed usage rate are almost flat in Okinawa Prefecture.



Given this, expert meetings are expected to continue to decline in the short term, especially in metropolitan areas, but the number of infected people is still higher than the peak last summer nationwide. In addition to furthering the third vaccination, we called for refraining from going out if you feel sick even a little, wearing a non-woven mask properly, washing your hands, and thoroughly implementing basic infection control measures such as avoiding even one secret. rice field.



Furthermore, in order to prevent the aggravation of the elderly, the long-term care and welfare facilities requested that residents be vaccinated for the fourth time.

Chair Wakita "I predict that the trend will continue to decline ..."

At a press conference held after an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Chairman Takaji Wakita commented on the current infection situation. However, the effect of preventing the onset of the vaccine decreases as time passes from the third vaccination. The main purpose of the fourth vaccination is to prevent the aggravation of the disease, especially in the elderly, so the effect of preventing the epidemic is limited. It is thought that June is not a month with so many people, so it is predicted that the number will continue to decrease for a while, but after the end of the rainy season, the effectiveness of the vaccine will decline, and if the number of people increases during the summer vacation, the number of infected people will rise again. There was an argument that there was a possibility of doing so. "



Regarding the relaxation of border measures, "It is expected that positive people will pass through more, but it is necessary to monitor whether it will affect the scale of the number of infected people currently 20,000 people nationwide. Also, new mutant viruses will be overseas. It is necessary to carry out genome analysis to investigate whether or not it has flowed in from the virus. "

The number of newly infected people in a week continues to decrease nationwide from the previous week

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 until May 31 has continued to decrease by 0.73 times compared to the previous week.



In 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures,


▽ Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba prefectures 0.76 times,


▽ Saitama prefecture 0.81 times,



Kansai


▽ Osaka prefecture 0.74 times,


▽ Hyogo prefecture 0.76 times,


▽ Kyoto prefecture 0.72 In



Tokai, it decreased by


0.75 times in Aichi prefecture

,


0.83 times in Gifu prefecture,


and 0.74 times in Mie prefecture.



In addition


, ▽ Hokkaido is 0.67 times,


▽ Miyagi prefecture is 0.75 times,


▽ Hiroshima prefecture is 0.69 times,


▽ Fukuoka prefecture is 0.74 times, and


▽ Okinawa prefecture, which has the highest number of infected people per population, is 0.72 times. I am.



In 46 prefectures, the number of newly infected people increased from the previous week, which was


▽ 1.13 times, only in Yamanashi prefecture.



Although the number of infected people per 100,000 population in the last week has been declining,


▽ Okinawa Prefecture has the highest number of people in Japan at 670.47.



Next is


▽ Miyazaki prefecture with 214.48 people,


▽ Kagoshima prefecture with 205.95 people,


▽ Ishikawa prefecture with 204.32 people,


▽ Hokkaido with 195.63 people,


▽ Hiroshima prefecture with 191.66 people,


▽ Fukuoka prefecture has 191.09 people,


▽ Osaka prefecture has 161.44 people,


▽ Tokyo has 130.98 people, etc. ▽ There


are 137.80 people nationwide.

Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto "Take measures to regain daily life as much as possible"

At an expert meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto said, "The average number of newly infected people nationwide is 0.73 compared to last week, and it continues to decline in most areas. Okinawa Prefecture has the highest situation in Japan. Although it continues, it has been declining for the last two weeks or so. "



On top of that, "It is necessary to continue to pay close attention to the infection situation in the future, including areas other than Okinawa Prefecture. It is necessary to regain daily life as much as possible while ensuring safety and security while taking the utmost caution. We will take measures. "

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