China News Service, January 15. According to Kyodo News, on the 15th, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan said that a new crown patient who died in the county on the 11th was found to be infected with the new crown virus Omicron variant after testing.

According to reports, this may be Japan's first death case of Omicron.

On the same day, Chiba Prefecture also announced that a 90-year-old woman who died on the 11th was also infected with the same strain of Omicron.

  According to reports, the death case in Shizuoka Prefecture was an elderly man with serious underlying diseases.

The hospital said the man "most likely died as a result of a worsening underlying disease".

  According to reports, the patient has received two doses of the new crown vaccine.

  In addition, on the 15th, Chiba Prefecture also announced that a 90-year-old woman who died on the 11th was tested and found to be infected with Omicron.

  According to statistics from the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), as of 23:59 local time on the 14th, there were 22,045 newly diagnosed patients with the new crown in Japan.

The daily increase in confirmed cases in Osaka, Kyoto, Okinawa and other places has set a new record.

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