TOKYO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Japan reported a complete of 20,000,343 COVID-19 circumstances as of Friday, greater than doubled in lower than two months from that logged on July 14, statistics confirmed.
The nation registered 99,491 new COVID-19 circumstances on Friday. A complete of 211 individuals had been reported lifeless, bringing the whole dying toll to 42,363, in keeping with information from the nation’s public broadcaster NHK.
Japan has seen its seventh wave of COVID-19 infections since July, and the variety of new confirmed circumstances and deaths in a single day stays at a excessive degree.
The speedy rise within the variety of deaths has made it troublesome to cremate the lifeless in some components of Japan, native media has reported.
In Japan, the variety of new infections within the newest week was 69 % increased than the earlier week, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare stated in a report Wednesday.
Most of the nation’s new coronavirus deaths in July and August had been amongst individuals over 70 years previous. People aged 70 and above accounted for about 91 % of COVID-19 deaths between June 29 and Aug. 30, Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported, citing information from the ministry.
Japan’s Asahi Shimbun stated that the typical life expectancy of Japanese women and men was shortened by 0.1 years and 0.07 years in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was the primary time in 10 years that the typical life expectancy of Japanese individuals has been shortened because the March 11 earthquake in 2011.
The World Health Organization stated that within the week from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, the variety of new COVID-19 circumstances in Japan surpassed 1,160,000, the best quantity on the planet for the seventh consecutive week. During the identical interval, Japan’s dying toll from the coronavirus reached 2,059, rating second on the planet after the United States.