Covıd-19, Coronavirus

Japanese prefecture says deaths at home surge amid 4th COVID-19 wave

Japanese prefecture says deaths at home surge amid 4th COVID-19 wave

11/5/2021 6:10:00 AM
Covıd-19, Coronavirus

Japanese prefecture says deaths at home surge amid 4th COVID-19 wave

TOKYO: Eighteen people have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease outside of hospitals in Japan's Osaka Prefecture, officials said, amid ...

for much of the country to try to contain the fourth wave of the pandemic, with the start of the Tokyo Olympics a little more than two months away.The declaration covers Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, encompassing nearly a quarter of Japan's population, and will last until May 31.

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Some prefectural governors called for stronger emergency measures to be put in place nationwide at an online meeting on Monday, the Kyodo news agency reported.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe western region of Osaka has been particularly hard hit, becoming the epicentre of infections from the variant first identified in Britain that is more infectious and causes more serious conditions. More than 96 per cent of Osaka Prefecture's critical care hospital beds are now occupied.

At one nursing home in Osaka, 61 residents were infected and 14 died while waiting to be hospitalised, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. Read more: CNA »

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