Comparing the number of new infections with the new coronavirus on average for one week, it has been flat nationwide, and in 23 prefectures including the populous metropolitan area, it has been higher than the previous week and has tended to stop declining. ..

Based on the number of infected people announced by local governments in each region, NHK has summarized the trend of the number of newly infected people on average per week compared to the previous week.

Whole country

After the big holidays,


▽ In the week until May 26, 0.87 times compared to the previous week


▽ 0.68 times on June 2,


0.75 times on June 9,


▽ 0.87 times on June 16,


It has been on a downward trend for 5 consecutive weeks.



However, by the 23rd, it had leveled off by 1.00 times, and the average number of newly infected people per day was about 14,248.



The number of newly infected people is higher than the previous week in 23 prefectures such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Tohoku, Sanin, and Kyushu.

Okinawa Prefecture

▽ The week until June 9 is 0.97 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.98 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.99 times, which is


almost flat for 3 consecutive weeks.



The number of newly infected people per day is about 1209, and the number of infected people per 100,000 population in the last week is 577.63, which is the highest in the whole country.

1 metropolitan area 3 prefectures

[Tokyo]


▽ The week until June 9 was 0.78 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 was 0.89 times, showing a downward trend for 5 consecutive weeks, but


until June 23


The number of new infections per day is about 1811, which is an

increase of 1.15 times .



[Kanagawa Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.72 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.84 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.16 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 834 people.



[Saitama Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.70 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.95 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.09 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 614 people.



[Chiba Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.70 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.97 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.06 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is 451 people.

Kansai

[Osaka Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.78 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.85 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.96 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 1119 people.



[Kyoto Prefecture]


▽ The week until June 9 is 0.66 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.92 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.97 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 286 people.



[Hyogo Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.78 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.82 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.01 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 573 people.

Tokai

[Aichi Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.74 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.79 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.99 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 798 people.



[Gifu Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.79 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.70 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.72 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 175 people.



[Mie Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.67 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.82 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.09 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 152 people.

Other areas

[Hokkaido]


▽ The week until June 9 is 0.74 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.88 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.81 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day is , About 653 people.



[Miyagi Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.80 times the previous week


▽ June 16 is 1.06 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.84 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 221 people.



[Hiroshima Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.76 times that of the previous week


▽ June 16 is 0.81 times


▽ By June 23, it is 0.86 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day Is about 330 people.



[Fukuoka Prefecture]


▽ Week until June 9 is 0.68 times that of the previous week


▽ This month 16 is 0.81 times


▽ By June 23, it is 1.02 times, and the


number of newly infected people per day is , Approximately 675 people.



In addition, in the week until June 23,


[Shimane prefecture] 3.77 times the previous week


[Tottori prefecture] 1.54 times the previous week


[Aomori prefecture] 1.18 times the previous week


[Niigata prefecture] The previous week 1.15 times


[Fukushima Prefecture] 1.14 times the previous week


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Expert “Thorough basic infection control and maintain the status quo”

Professor Kazuhiro Tateda of Toho University, a member of the government's subcommittee on measures against the new coronavirus, said, "The current infection status has been on a slow downward trend, but it is beginning to stop declining. In a situation where it is difficult to take stricter infection control measures than it is now, it is unlikely that it will decrease from here, and it will be important how long it can be maintained at the same level. "



On top of that, "In the coming season, there will be more opportunities for people to come in contact, it will get hotter and it will be difficult to open the windows to ventilate, and the third vaccine will become less effective over time. Once it starts to increase, You should think that there is an increasing risk that the increasing trend will continue for a while. To keep it flat for a long time, avoid 3 crowds, use masks effectively, pay attention to ventilation, etc. It is important to think about infection control again and thoroughly implement it. "



Regarding the fact that "BA.4" and "BA.5" of Omicron strains have been confirmed in Japan, "Overseas, the increase of such viruses has been reported, so please be careful about the spread in Japan in the future. It is necessary to consider that there is already a case of "BA.5" that seems to be a community-acquired infection in Tokyo, Osaka, etc., and there is a high risk of spreading in the city in the future. What kind of mutant virus will spread. It is important to monitor and understand whether or not the virus is infected by genome analysis. "

There is a possibility of a syndemic with influenza

Regarding the concern about the simultaneous epidemic of influenza and the new coronavirus, Professor Kazuhiro Tateda of Toho University said, "In Australia, which is approaching winter, there has been a simultaneous epidemic of the new corona and influenza for the past two years. By taking measures against the new coronavirus, the influenza epidemic has been suppressed, but if it is relaxed, the influenza epidemic will also occur. We have to think about the possibility of a pandemic. "



"Since influenza has hardly spread in the last two years, it is thought that the number of people who are susceptible to infection due to weakened immunity to influenza is increasing. It is difficult to distinguish between the new corona and influenza by symptoms alone, so medical treatment It is necessary to have an examination at an institution, have a diagnosis, and receive appropriate treatment. As a countermeasure, it is important to infect the vaccine as soon as possible, including influenza, and thoroughly disinfect the mask and fingers. I'm talking.

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