Forty of Japan’s 47 prefectures are now in the most serious Stage 4 level of “explosive growth” in novel coronavirus infections.
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What began in late June as a COVID-19 rebound in Tokyo has escalated within weeks into a nationwide surge, forcing the central government to enact the country’s strictest measures in more than a dozen of its largest prefectures.
The Tokyo metropolitan area’s health care system is rapidly becoming strained, as a shortage of medical staff is making it increasingly difficult for hospitals and quarantine facilities to take in more people with COVID-19.
Hospital beds for COVID-19 patients are increasingly in short supply as the rapidly growing outbreak in the Tokyo metropolitan region continues to inundate the local health care system with new cases.
Before the Olympics began, Japan had feared that the 2020 Games, with thousands of officials, media and athletes descending on Tokyo in the middle of a pandemic, might spread COVID-19, introduce new variants and overwhelm the medical system.
For many Japanese, an air of unreality hung over the Tokyo Olympics, held under the shadow of a once-in-a-century global pandemic.
With hospitals under strain, many forced to recover in close quarters with family
TOKYO — When her husband came down with COVID-19 last month, a Tokyo woman in her 30s was stymied by the instructions she received for at-home treatment from the local health bureau.
The novel coronavirus spread has “reached an unprecedented level” in Japan, with around half of the 47 prefectures now in the most serious stage in terms of rate of new infections, a health ministry expert panel said.
Tokyo reported a record 2,848 daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday, four days after the opening of the Olympics, with health experts warning that the worst is yet to come.
Les bien-portants, dits “asymptomatiques”, ne transmettent pas le Covid19 : étude chinoise sur 10 millions de personnes !
Depuis le début de l’épidémie de Covid19, les modes précis de la transmission et le rôle des asymptomatiques dans celle-ci font débat. Cette dernière question vient d’être tranchée par l’analyse d’un étude chinoise géante de Wuhan qui démontre que les asymptomatiques ne contaminent personne.
Covid-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has been contained in China through stringent non-pharmaceutical interventions. The border control and quarantine have effectively prevented the virus spread by infected travellers, but the risk of resurgence caused by other routes of introduction and transmission remains unclear, and current strategies to prevent resurgence could be flawed. Since July, SARS-CoV-2 RNA contaminations in frozen food imported from countries with ongoing epidemics have been reported in nine provinces in China. However, there is no robust evidence of Covid-19 outbreaks initiated by environment-to-human transmission. Here we add to evidence of such transmission by investigating the recent Covid-19 resurgence in Beijing.
PM acclaimed Japan’s response as a model for the world, but has been largely silent amid record case rises.
What are the odds COVID-19 patients with no symptoms could develop them later on?
Quite slim, according to a recent study led by a group of researchers in Aichi Prefecture, who have discovered that asymptomatic coronavirus patients tend to recover within nine days of having their infections confirmed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
SARS-CoV-2 shedding and seroconversion among passengers quarantined after disembarking a cruise ship: a case series
Background – A cruise ship is a closed-off environment that simulates the basic functioning of a city in terms of living conditions and interpersonal interactions. Thus, the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined because of an onboard outbreak of COVID-19 in February, 2020, provides an opportunity to define the shedding pattern of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and patient antibody responses before and after the onset of symptoms.
Inquiète d’une seconde vague de coronavirus, la municipalité de Wuhan a lancé un grand dépistage de sa population, à la suite de nouvelles infections consécutives à la levée du confinement de la ville, début avril.