The Japanese capital Tokyo recorded the highest data on the spread of the new corona virus in a single day this Thursday. 224 new cases raise concern in a country that triggered a state of emergency more than a month ago. the country and that had so far managed to curb the spread of the virus.
The contagion rate had dropped below one hundred in the Japanese capital on Wednesday for the first time in seven days – 75 new cases of COVID-19 were registered – but data tripled in a single day. According to the Kiodo agency, the previous record dates back to April 17, when there were 206 cases.
The latest outbreak is largely due to infections related to nightlife facilities and contacts in work environments, according to authorities that have sent specific messages to young people over the past few weeks to take preventive measures.
Tokyo has accumulated more than 7,000 cases to date, about a third of all confirmed cases in Japan, but both the central government and the prefectural government have denied that the situation has gotten out of control. “The medical system is not saturated,” Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told journalists.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has offered help to bars that want to close due to the recent wave of infections and has urged the population to avoid traveling to other regions as much as possible.