Japan's COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 300 For The First Time In A Single Day


According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV, as of 18:30 Tokyo time on the 22nd, there were 69,523 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Japan, with a total of 4,619,636 confirmed cases; 319 new deaths and a total of 22,352 deaths. This is the first time that the number of new deaths in a single day in Japan has exceeded 300 since the outbreak.

Japan is experiencing a new wave of epidemics. In early February, the number of newly confirmed cases in a single day in Japan exceeded 100,000, and the number has since declined. Takashi Wakida, director of Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said a few days ago that the epidemic in Japan passed the "peak" in early February, and the number of new infections showed a decreasing trend after that.

However, the number of new deaths in Japan in a single day has continued to hit a new high, with more than 200 cases for five consecutive days from February 15 to 19.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida previously stated that the entry of foreigners for non-tourism purposes, such as international students, business people, and technical intern trainees, will be relaxed from March.