, January 21. According to Kyodo News, the number of confirmed new crown cases in Japan has exceeded 2 million by the 20th, with 46,199 new infections that day, a record high for three consecutive days.

With the new mutant strain Omicron raging, the "sixth wave" of the epidemic continues to expand.

The detection rate of suspected Omicron infection reached 93% during the week ended on the 16th.

  Since the first confirmed case of the new crown in Japan in January 2020, it took 1 year and 7 months to accumulate more than 1 million people, and it took only 5 and a half months to exceed 2 million people.

According to reports, the epidemic is spreading at an unprecedented speed.

  On the 20th, new cases in 28 prefectures including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Aichi, and Fukuoka all hit new highs.

In terms of prefectures, 8,638 people in Tokyo, 5,933 people in Osaka, and 3,344 people in Kanagawa.

A total of nine people have died nationwide.