Tokyo Corona Virus Confirmed 493 Infections November 18 at 9:59 p.m., up 472 on August 1
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced today that it has confirmed that 493 new people in Tokyo have been infected with the new coronavirus.
The number of people confirmed per day in Tokyo is the highest ever, exceeding the 472 on August 1st, and the person in charge of the capital says that “we must have a strong sense of crisis.”
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced today that a total of 493 men and women between the ages of 10 and 90 have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus in Tokyo.
The number of people confirmed per day in Tokyo exceeded 472 on August 1, the highest number ever.
By age group,
6 people under 10 years old,
123 People in Their 20s,
92 People in Their 30s,
89 People in Their 40s,
66 People in Their 50s,
39 People in Their 60s,
30 People in Their 70s,
25 People in Their 80s,
There are three people in their 90s.
Of these, the number of people in their 40s and 50s has been the highest ever.
In addition, the number of elderly people aged 65 and over has increased to 77, and I have heard that the infection is spreading to all generations unlike the so-called second wave, which had a high number of infections among the younger generation.
On the other hand, among the “monitoring items” analyzed daily by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the average of seven days of infection confirmation was 335 in 18 days, nearly twice as many as 169.3 people per day this month.
The seven-day average for people who don’t know the route of infection is 191.9, more than double from 91.4 a day this month.
The positive rate continued to rise, and the positive rate announced on the 18th was 5.8%, the highest since September.
Of the 493 people confirmed on the 18th, 210 people, which accounts for about 43%, are thick contacts of people those lying with confirmed infection so far, and the remaining 57% of 283 people have not known the route of infection so far.
The breakdown of the thick contact person, “home” is the most 79 people, then, “in the facility” is 50 people, “work place” is 36 people, “dinner” is 12 people, and so on. Of these, infection has been confirmed in the home at a wide range of ages from under 10 years old to 80 years old.
In the facility, 16 members, related parties, and a total of 16 people were confirmed infected in multiple athletic clubs of Chuo University, and the capital may have spread in dormitories where they live together.
A person in charge of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said, “It can be said that the increase in the number of tests has led to an increase in the number of confirmed infections. It is characterized by the spread of infection to middle-aged and elderly people, and the situation has changed. We need to have a strong sense of crisis, and we need to be careful to prevent infection in the elderly.”
A total of 35,722 people have been confirmed infected in Tokyo.
In addition, no one was confirmed dead on the 18th.
The number of hospitalizations and severe cases
Of the 35,722 people who were confirmed infected by the 18th in Tokyo, 73 were hospitalized from the 17th, to 1354.
Among inpatients, the number of severely ill patients compiled by the standards of the capital is 39, three fewer than yesterday.
As of The 18th, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has secured 150 beds for critically ill patients and 2490 beds for patients with or below.
In addition, the number of people recuperating at home has increased by 10 from the 17th to 481.
The number of people with mild or asynacle who are recuperating at nine hotels opened and operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government increased by 15 from the 17th to 607.
In addition, the number of people who are being adjusted to be admitted to a medical institution or recuperate at a hotel or at home has increased by 175 from the 17th to 582.
On the other hand, there are 32,222 people who have already left the hospital or have finished recuperation at home.
Governor Koike: “It’s about how to keep the number of people severely ill”
Tokyo Governor Koike told reporters, “There is another record high. The number of tests is about 8600. By testing, people with asy symptoms will also be found to be positive. I think the number of positives will increase in the future, but the basic thing is how to keep the number of people severely ill. The number of people with severe injuries has decreased by three from yesterday to 39.”
In connection with the government’s request to consider whether to limit the use of Go To Eat to a certain number of people or more, such as five or more people in areas where the spread of infection is seen, he said, “It is not recommended to go with too many people. I think there is a direction in the sense that it will be loud and not loud.”
Tokyo executive “on the way to the peak”
A Tokyo executive told NHK, “I don’t think it’s going to increase if you do a lot of things like the country’s Go To campaign. It’s only a matter of time before we reach 500 people on the way to our peak.”
“I think young people don’t care about infection these days. That’s what I’m concerned about,” he said, recognizing that all generations need to take thorough measures to prevent infection.
Chairman of the Council of Councillors Koga, Keidanren, “Preventing Infection while Continuing Economic Activities”
On the 18th in Tokyo, 493 people were confirmed infected with the new coronavirus, the most common virus of the day, said, “It is a situation where we must have a sense of crisis. However, as a society, we cannot think only about infection prevention. We would like to discuss concrete ways to give maximum consideration so that the infection does not spread while continuing economic activities.”
Tokyo Pediatrics “I’m scared when I have a fever”
In response to a series of confirmations of the infection of the new coronavirus in various places, such as the highest number of confirmed new cases in Tokyo, parents who visited the clinic to vaccinate their children’s influenza said they were not feeling much about the spread of the infection.
The pediatrics and internal medicine clinics in Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo, were visited one after another by parents and children who had booked flu vaccinations.
A mother in her 40s who visited to vaccinate her second-year elementary school daughter said, “I was worried about the vaccine going away, so I took it about a month earlier than usual. I’m worried that I can’t tell the difference between a Corona Virus or influenza when I have a fever.”
In addition, a mother in her thirties who was vaccinated with her six-month-old child and her husband said, “The increase in the number of infected people is a bit scary. I think that there is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, and because it is a zero-year-old child, it is not possible to change it. I’m afraid I don’t know why when I have a fever.”
In addition, a mother in her 40s who visited to vaccinate elementary school and nursery school children said, “In the news, the number of people who have been confirmed infected is increasing every day, so there are no people around them who think it is scary, so I honestly don’t really feel it. There is also a strange anxiety about what to do if the school is closed or closed, and I am sensitive even if I just have a runny nose.”
In this clinic, the number of applications for vaccinations is about 20% of the usual year, so there are some cases where there is a temporary lack of vaccines and people are forced to refuse vaccination appointments.
Dr. Kigo Saito, director of the Saito Pediatrics Clinic, said, “If you have a high fever, you may have both influenza and a new coronavirus, so please take care of it by isolating it in your home. Your thoughts are dangerous, so if you have any questions, please call your doctor.”
Expert :Tokyo to strengthen measures”
Koji Wada, a professor at the International University of Health and Welfare who is familiar with infectious diseases, said, “The number of new infected people has been increasing since late last month, but measures have not been particularly strengthened. For this reason, it can be said that the number of infected people of nearly 500 people in Tokyo will come out within the range of expectations. In the future, it is expected that the number of patients requiring hospitalization will increase rapidly, so it is necessary to take measures such as securing sickbeds again.”
Regarding future measures in Tokyo, Professor Wada said, “In addition, due to the time of August, which became the second wave, there are more opportunities to spend time indoors as winter comes, so it is necessary to strengthen measures against infection more than ever before. For example, it is necessary for the government to consider measures such as establishing restrictions on business hours for restaurants and requiring companies to refrain from eating out.”
On top of that, it is important for each and every one of us to take measures against infection in our daily lives, and he said, “In areas where the infection is spreading, it is necessary to have a firm awareness that it is possible for us to infect the other party as well. I want them to avoid eating meals that involve conversation outside of their families as much as possible, and to take actions to reduce the risk of infection, such as avoiding three secrets and thorough hand washing.”