Hit by a new wave of pandemic, Japan reports more than 250,000 Covid-19 cases in a day


Suara.com – The Japanese government is experiencing a new wave of the pandemic that has caused a significant spike in Covid-19 cases.

Reported by ANTARA, Japan recorded 250,403 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (10/8), which is the highest daily record. The report increases pressure on a health system that has not fully recovered from the previous wave.

Triggered by the highly contagious subvariant Omicron BA.5, the daily number of cases surpassed the previous record of 249,830 as of Aug. 3. A total of 251 new COVID-19-related deaths were also confirmed in the country.

As many as 20 of Japan’s 47 prefectures recorded daily new case records. The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 34,243 new cases of COVID-19, while Osaka and Aichi prefectures recorded 23,730 and 18,862 cases, respectively.

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Update Covid-19 Global

Based on Worldometers data on Thursday (11/8/2022) morning, to date, the total number of Covid-19 cases has been recorded at 591.7 million. Meanwhile, in one day yesterday, there was an increase in cases of 587 thousand with the highest number in Japan, namely 196 thousand.

In addition, the total death toll to date has reached 6.4 million. In one day yesterday alone, 1,596 deaths were recorded. The number of patients who have recovered was recorded at 563.7 million and 873 thousand in one day yesterday.

To date, there are 21.6 million active cases. Various countries around the world are also still trying to control the existing situation, especially the increase in cases due to the Omicron BA.5 subvariance.

Apparently, this Omicron BA.5 subvariant itself also causes symptoms that are felt at night. Launching the Independent page, Trinity College Dublin immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill said this new subvarie often causes symptoms at night.

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This new subvariant is also judged to be different from the other types. In fact, this BA.5 subvariant can also infect people who have just recovered after being infected with Covid in a short time. Professor O’Neill himself revealed, an additional symptom that arises itself is the appearance of night sweats.


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