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Tokyo’s daily COVID-19 infections exceed 20,000 for first time

TOKYO: Tokyo’s new COVID-19 circumstances exceeded 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday (Feb 2), dimming hopes that an Omicron-fueled wave of infections is peaking out in Japan.

Tokyo reported 21,576 new circumstances, exceeding the earlier document of 17,631 in Japan’s capital on Friday.

The intently watched utilization charge of hospital beds reserved for COVID-19 sufferers edged as much as 51.4 per cent. Officials beforehand stated {that a} state of emergency could be wanted if the speed reached 50 per cent, however now say the choice will rely on the variety of severe circumstances and different components.

The capital and most of Japan are actually beneath curbs to comprise unfold of the virus.

The western prefecture of Osaka reported 11,171 new infections, down from a document 11,881 on Tuesday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno stated on Wednesday the federal government just isn’t planning to declare a state of emergency however stays vigilant.

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