The fourth wave of Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) continues to ravage Japan, with Osaka Prefecture announcing today (28th) that 1,260 new cases have been confirmed, once again rewriting the single-day record set seven days ago.
The Japanese media reported that 5,768 confirmed cases were confirmed today, the first time in four days that more than 5,000 people have been diagnosed. In Osaka Prefecture alone, there were 1,260 new cases, surpassing the record of 1,242 set on the 21st.
In addition, although the Japanese government issued the “emergency declaration” for the third time on the 23rd, the variant of the virus strain “N501Y” in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures is still highly contagious.
Motoi Suzuki, director of the Center for Epidemiological Research at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said at last night’s expert meeting, citing data, that at the beginning of March, the proportion of variant strain “N501Y” in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures was about 20 percent, but at the beginning of this month it was 70 percent, and it is estimated that by the end of the month it will It is expected to exceed 80% by the end of the month.