Number of heat stroke carriers nationwide over 64,000 this summer August is the highest ever on October 27, 16:46

It was found that the number of heat stroke carriers in this summer was about 64,000, the third highest in the past.

Especially in August, it was extremely hot in various places, and the number of carriers was the highest ever.

According to the summary released by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of people transported on suspicion of heat stroke from June to September was 64,869 nationwide, the second highest since the statistics were collected. Following last year's number, it was the third highest.

By month, August, which was extremely hot in various places, such as observing 41.1 degrees Celsius, which is the highest temperature in history in Japan, was as high as 43,060 people, the highest number ever in August. It was.

By age,

▽ elderly people aged 65 and over accounted for 37,528 people, accounting for nearly 60% of the total,

followed by

▽ 18 years old and under 65 years old,


people, and

▽ 7 years old and under 18 years old. There are 5253 people,

and 332 people aged 0 to under 7 years old.

Looking at the place of occurrence,

▽ "houses" were the most common, accounting for more than 40% of the total, 28,121 people,

▽ "roads" including sidewalks,



▽ road construction sites and factories, etc. The "workplace" was 7065 people.