Tokyo, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Japan, has again exceeded 200 cases per day after the slight decline in recent days associated with the increase in infections across the country.
The Tokyo government reported Tuesday that 266 new COVID-19 cases have occurred in the last 24 hours, a total of 11,611. This brings Japanese capital back to two days ago, when it fell below 200. It already has 20 over the positive hundred a day.
The increase in infections is also worrying in other parts of Japan. Therefore, the Osaka government has decided to ban meetings of more than five people in restaurants and bars. According to the Kiodo news agency, the prefecture broke a record 155 daily cases on Tuesday, 155 versus 87 on Monday.
In Aichi, Governor Omura Hideaki, with 110 cases registered in the last few hours – the highest daily number since the pandemic started – has urged residents of this prefecture to “realize that the situation is extreme.” “We ask you to avoid the risk of infection,” he said, quoted by NHK.
At the country level, Japan reported a thousand new cases of COVID-19 last day that now cause a total of 33,000 infections, including more than a thousand deaths.