- Japan’s government plans for winter resurgence of covid-19 by beginning booster vaccination for the population and acquiring tablet-based treatments for covid-19 in order to reduce hospitalisation.
- COVID-19 cases and fatalities have decreased substantially throughout Japan as vaccination coverage has grown to reach more than 70% of the population.
ZERO Covid Cases In Japan For The First Time In 15 Months Thanks To Mass Vaccination
TOKYO: According to local media, Japan reported zero daily COVID-19 fatalities for the first time in more than a year on Sunday (Nov 7).
According to a report by Japan’s national network NHK, there has not been a day without a COVID-19 fatality since August 2, 2020. According to the most recent health ministry data, three people died on Saturday.
COVID-19 cases and fatalities have decreased substantially throughout Japan as vaccination coverage has grown to reach more than 70% of the population.
During an August wave fueled by the virulent Delta strain, the number of new infections per day reached about 25,000. Throughout the pandemic, the disease claimed the lives of about 18,000 people in the country.
source - the straits times
To prepare for a potential resurgence this winter, the government intends to begin booster vaccination doses next month and is attempting to secure pill-based treatments for milder cases in order to reduce hospitalizations.