[아시아경제 김형민 기자] The number of new COVID-19 cases in Japan continues to skyrocket.
Based on the Japan NHK broadcast at 8:30 pm on the 30th, the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 infections across Japan was counted at 10,744.
On the 28th, the highest number was set at 9,000, and for three days in a row, the record was set for the most in one day. In addition, following the first exceeding the 10,000 mark the day before (10,699), the 10,000 mark was maintained for the second day.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Japan has risen to 91,4777. The total death toll increased by nine to 15,197.
In Tokyo, where the Olympic Games are held, 3,300 new cases were confirmed on the same day, continuing the 3,000 level for the third day.
The number of new infections continued to rise in three metropolitan areas including Kanagawa (1418), Saitama (853) and Chiba (753) and Osaka (882).
The Japanese government has decided to additionally enter into force a state of emergency in these four metropolitan areas to contain the spread of infection from the 2nd to the 31st of next month. As a result, the area covered by the state of emergency has increased to six areas, including Tokyo and Okinawa.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, at a press conference held at his official residence on the evening of the same day, said, “Infection is spreading at a speed that has never been experienced before,” because of the mutated virus. said he would
Prime Minister Suga also said that he will do everything he can to ensure that more than 40% of the population will be vaccinated twice by the end of August and return to a new normal life.
Regarding the point that the Olympics are the cause of the spread of infection, he said, “(foreign athletes) are taking firm measures, such as making sure that they do not come into contact with Japanese people when they enter the airport.” I don’t think,” he said.
Reporter Kim Hyung-min [email protected]
Source: 아시아경제신문 실시간 속보 by www.asiae.co.kr.
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