With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, infections such as ``hand, foot and mouth disease,'' which mainly affects children, have been increasing since the beginning of August, according to a summary of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. I was.

According to the "Weekly Report on Infectious Diseases" compiled by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, approximately 3,000 pediatric medical institutions across the country will be infected during the week until August 7, with hand and foot epidemics during the summer season. In addition, 10,307 people were diagnosed with hand-foot-and-mouth disease, a rash in the mouth, up 885 from the previous week.

Since May this year, it has continued to increase, and has more than doubled compared to early July.

In addition, the number of "herpangina", which causes fever and blisters in the back of the mouth, was 2437, an increase of 82 from the previous week, and has continued to increase especially since June.

On the other hand, 7,192 patients were diagnosed with ``RS virus infection,'' which causes cold-like symptoms such as fever and cough, down 150 from the previous week.

However, compared to the end of June, when the number of patients began to increase rapidly, the level has continued to be nearly four times higher.