More than 90% of CCP viruses in Japan are already “highly infectious” mutant strains

The outbreak of the Chinese communist virus (New Coronavirus, COVID-19) in Japan continues to spread, and according to the latest data on the 13th, there were 7058 confirmed cases and 106 deaths in the past day. Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) released the results of its analysis on the 12th, saying that more than 90% of all CCP viruses in Japan have been converted into the highly infectious “N501Y” mutant strain, and the risk of serious illness from N501Y is 1.4 times higher than previous strains of the virus.

According to Kyodo News, the Japanese government held a meeting of expert organizations on the 12th, the Japanese Institute of Infectious Diseases reported the results of the analysis, said that the proportion of mutant strain N501Y in the Tokyo metropolitan area has exceeded 90%, in Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo in the Kansai living area is approaching 100%.

In addition, the research team found that the risk of the former becoming seriously ill was 1.4 times higher when compared to those diagnosed with a strain of the variant virus and those not infected with it.

However, according to Shigeru Omote, president of the Japan Outbreak Response Team, although the number of infections is increasing rapidly due to the highly infectious N501Y variant, the number of cases in Osaka Prefecture is “about to reach a peak” and will decline afterwards.

In a meeting of the expert group, Onoto told the House of Representatives’ Abrasions Committee about the national epidemic, saying that “it is a situation of good times and bad times”.

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, 7058 new cases were confirmed throughout Japan on the 12th, with a record high of 1189 severe cases and 106 new deaths, making it the second day in a row that more than 100 people have died.

Among them, 529 new cases in Hokkaido, 679 cases in Aichi Prefecture, 635 cases in Fukuoka Prefecture, etc., all set a new record for new diagnoses in a single day.

In addition, Kyoto City and Kobe City announced the first case of death of a young man in his 20s in their respective territories.

Kobe City is urging the public to be vigilant and take precautions as the spread of mutated strains of the virus has increased the risk of infection and serious illness among young people.