Japan has registered more than a thousand cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest number of new infections since the country began de-escalation last May.
The Japanese authorities reported this Wednesday that a further 1,259 positive results were registered for a total of 34,155 in these 24 hours, including the 712 cases on board the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship that had to land near Tokyo last month. February. The death toll is already 1,019.
These 1,259 new positives come from Tokyo, the main scene of the outbreaks, but also from other major urban centers outside the Japanese capital, such as Aichi, Osaka and Fukuoka.
“The situation is completely different from February to April,” said Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura. “We are feeling the pressure on the number of hospital beds. There are even people waiting to enter,” he said at a press conference, according to the Kiodo news agency.