8 more prefectures already planned for intensive measures under quasi-state of emergency
The head of the Japanese government’s advisory panel on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Shigeru Omi urged Japan to consider declaring a nationwide state of emergency amid a new daily case record on Wednesday. Japan reported 14,207 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily count. Japan’s total number of infections is 971,904. The country has had 15,246 deaths due to the virus. Omi stated that the virus’ Delta variant is a factor in the rising number of infections.
Tokyo reported 4,166 new cases on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 4,058 cases on July 31. Tokyo officials stated that 115 people were in serious condition, three more than the previous day.
The government is already planning for eight more prefectures to move to more intensive anti-virus measures in a quasi-state…