Tokyo Lowers Corona Virus Warning Level Request for Business Shortening Ends on 15th

Tokyo Corona Virus Warning Level Lowered Business Shortening Request ends September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

A monitoring meeting was held to analyze and evaluate the status of new coronavirus infections in Tokyo, lowering the level of alertness to infection status by one level from the most serious expressions that have been in place for about two months.
In response, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to shorten business hours by 10 p.m., which is requested by restaurants, etc., by September 15 as scheduled.
During the meeting, Masataka Kuwaguchi, vice president of the Tokyo Medical Association, pointed out that the number of confirmed new infections decreased from 183 in the previous week to an average of 149 in the last seven days, and that “the rate of decline is moderate and we need to be wary of the increase in the number of infected people again.”

On top of that, he pointed out that “the number and rate have declined in a stable way, but it is the level of the last minute to return to the most serious expression”, and lowered one step from the most serious expression that has been continued for about two months out of the four levels of vigilance, and made it the second expression from the top that “it seems that vigilance is necessary for the re-expansion of the infection”.

In response, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to shorten business hours by 10 p.m., which is requested by restaurants that serve sake in the 23 wards, as scheduled, on September 15.

On the other hand, the conference evaluated the long-term burden on medical institutions for the medical care system, and maintained the second expression from the top of the four levels for the 10th consecutive week.

Experts point out that “we need to be wary of an increase again”

At the monitoring meeting on October 10, the level of alert for infection in Tokyo was lowered by one level, but experts who attended called for vigilance, noting that the confirmation of the new infection “will not change to a situation where vigilance is required to increase again.”
This is the result of an analysis of the infection status and medical care system shown during the meeting.

Infection status

First of all, it is about the infection situation.

The average number of new infections confirmed in the seven days leading up to The 9th was 149, down from 167, the highest number during the state of emergency declaration from April to May, for the first time in about two months.

However, experts pointed out that “it is still at a high level”, and that if a cluster of dozens of people occurs in a hospital or facility, the “increase ratio” compared to the previous week may again exceed 100%.

He pointed out that the confirmation of the new infection “remains the same in a situation where it is necessary to be wary of an increase again.”

By age group, the highest number in the week leading up to the 7th of this month
26.1% of people in their 20s
21.1% of people in their thirties,
The number of people in their 40s is 16.7%, etc.

In addition, among 1 people who know the route of infection,
The most common infection in the home was 37.4%.
14.7% in the facility,
13.8% in the workplace,
The number of meals at the party is 9%, etc.

The highest number of infections in the home has been at least six weeks in a row.

Experts pointed out that it is difficult to prevent infection when a virus is brought into the home, and it is necessary to take thorough measures to prevent it from being brought into the home first.

In addition, it was reported that the infection was confirmed in the island part by region, and it spread to the whole of Tokyo.

System for providing medical care

Next, we will provide medical care.

As of September 9, there were 1248 inpatients, down to 1200 since the first day of last month.

However, experts said, “We still need to be wary of a re-increase at a high level. The burden on medical institutions remains prolonged.”

In addition, the number of severe patients aggregated by the standards of the capital was 24 people at the time of the 9th,
Two people in their 40s,
15 people in their 50s and 60s,
There were seven people in their 70s and 60s.
I’m not in my thirties or less.

Experts point out that “the number of severe patients is also decreasing as the number of patients increases and decreases repeatedly, but vigilance is necessary because the proportion of new infected people and middle-aged and elderly people is increasing.”

He also pointed out that during the flu epidemic, it will be difficult to tell whether a person has influenza or a new coronavirus due to fever and other symptoms, and that “the major challenge is to create and strengthen a system for consultation and examination of patients with fever and medical care.”