China News Service, January 21. According to a report from Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” on the 21st, the new crown epidemic continues to spread in Japan, causing the country’s medical system to be weighed down, and even the problem of “cannot be hospitalized even if confirmed.” According to statistics, since December 2020, 16 COVID-19 patients in the country have unfortunately passed away while being isolated at home.
According to reports, many patients with infections are unable to receive targeted treatment during their home recuperation, and many mildly ill patients have worsened their condition.
reported that of the 16 people who died since December 2020, 6 were from Tokyo, including an 80-year-old patient who was diagnosed on January 7, 2021. He went to find a hospital where he could be hospitalized the day after he was diagnosed, but returned without success and had to recuperate at home. Although his symptoms eased for a while, his condition suddenly worsened on January 11 and unfortunately passed away.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare stated that since the end of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people recuperating at home. As of January 13, 2021, the number of people recuperating at home in Japan has reached 30,230, which is about 3.8 times that of a month ago.
As of January 20, 2021, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan has exceeded 346,000, with 4,779 deaths.