The number of infections in the eighth wave of the epidemic in Japan has tended to decrease, but the death toll remains high.


[Compiled Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] Japan is suffering from the eighth wave of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic. Although the number of infections tends to decrease, the death toll remains high.

According to a report by Kyodo News on the 23rd, 240 new deaths were reported in Japan on the 22nd, bringing the death toll to 8,102 in January.

This is the first time that the number of deaths in a single month has exceeded 8,000, setting a new record for two consecutive months.

According to reports, in the eighth wave of the epidemic, as the number of infections increased, the number of deaths also increased from around November last year.

The number reached 7,686 in December, surpassing the peak period of the seventh wave in August last year.

Since the end of the year, there have been more than 400 deaths in a single day in succession. On the 13th of this month, the death toll reached a new high of 523.

Please read on...

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, according to age, nearly 80% of the deceased after December last year were over 60 years old.

However, the Japanese government is reviewing and lowering the classification level of COVID-19 to be equivalent to seasonal flu, significantly loosening relevant epidemic prevention restrictions.

According to the "Yomiuri Shimbun" report, if there are no dangerous new variants, Japan plans to downgrade COVID-19 to influenza in May. The Japanese government will make a decision on when to downgrade the classification level as soon as February based on expert opinion.

Related news please see:

Please click here for "Wuhan Pneumonia Zone", for more information, you can grasp it first-hand.