Alert on the maximum number of deaths from Covid-19 in Japan | News

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The Japanese health authorities confirmed this Tuesday 319 new deaths from causes associated with Covid-19, which means the highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in this Asian nation.

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According to the figures offered by the authorities, this is the first time that this country exceeds 300 cases and breaks the record of 270 deaths set last week.

In this sense, the Japanese health entities detailed that the seriously ill patients admitted are 1,504 while the daily cases show a downward trend and stood at 69,525 this Tuesday, about 15,000 less than the previous week.

As of March 6, 31 of Japan’s 47 prefectures remain in a near state of emergency in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.

There is full use of the restrictions once used against Covid-19, but if required by governors, bars and other establishments can close early or stop serving alcohol, among other regulations.

Regarding vaccination, the most effective way to prevent severe forms of the disease, more than 80 percent of the total population of Japan has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 while more than 79 percent have completed your pattern.

However, just over 15 percent of Japanese have received a booster dose, an inoculation that is the most effective in preventing severity from Omicron variant infection.

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