The outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) in Japan continues to spread, with 7057 new cases confirmed and 106 deaths yesterday. Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases yesterday (12) in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a meeting of experts pointed out that more than 90% of the new coronavirus nationwide in Japan is already a highly infectious “N501Y” variant strain, and “N501Y The risk of serious illness caused by “N501Y” may be 1.4 times higher than that of past strains of the virus.
According to Japan’s Kyodo News, the Japan Institute of Infectious Diseases pointed out that more than 90% of new coronaviruses in the Tokyo metropolitan area belong to the “N501Y” variant strain, and nearly 100% in the Kansai living area of Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo.
Shigeru Ogbuki, chairman of the Epidemic Prevention and Countermeasures Subcommittee, pointed out yesterday in the House of Representatives Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Committee that the current epidemic situation in Japan is “sometimes good, sometimes bad”, and the spread of “N501Y” has increased the number of infected people, but on the other hand, it has also become people to go out less, making the epidemic The spread of “N501Y” has led to an increase in the number of infected people, but on the other hand, people are going out less, so that the epidemic has improved slightly.
In addition, as of the 10th, 66 cases of Indian variant virus have been found in Japan, and 4 cases in Japan, and the Infectious Disease Research Institute has added Indian variant virus to the list of viruses to be monitored.