Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Japan
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Japan
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause infection in humans and various animals, including birds and mammals such as camels, cats and bats. Some animal coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are communicable from animals to humans. To date, it has been confirmed that seven coronaviruses can also cause infection in humans. When animal coronaviruses evolve, infect humans and spread between humans, this can lead to outbreaks such as MERS-CoV and SARS.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms range from mild to severe respiratory disorders with fever, coughing and breathing difficulties. The elderly and people with existing chronic conditions appear to be more vulnerable to serious symptoms. Certain population groups are considered to be more at risk; they are more vulnerable to developing serious symptoms. These are mainly people over 65 years of age and people suffering from serious chronic diseases.
Coronavirus in Japan News:
- January 19, 2021Tokyo police arrest two Chinese students over NTT Docomo e-money hacks
The two exchange students are suspected of transferring a total of some ¥700,000 into Docomo Koza accounts from Okayama residents’ accounts in Chugoku Bank.
- January 19, 2021Japan’s daily coronavirus death toll tops 100 for first time
Tokyo confirmed 1,240 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the number of severely ill patients counted under Tokyo’s criteria surged by 12 to 155.
- January 19, 2021Heavy snow across northern Japan causes deadly pileup on Miyagi expressway
Accumulated snow, icy roads, avalanches and snow accretion are expected overnight in the Hokkaido, Tohoku and Hokuriku regions, the Meteorological Agency said.
- January 19, 2021Daieisho holds onto outright lead after win on Day 10
The top-ranked maegashira stayed one win ahead of Shodai as poorly performing ozeki Takakeisho withdrew from the January meet with an ankle injury.
- January 19, 2021Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID-19 testing as Olympics loom
A Kawasaki Heavy Industries-built prototype uses a robotic arm to take a sample from a person’s nose and can deliver the results in about 80 …
- January 19, 2021Dollar firmer around ¥104 in Tokyo trading
The dollar was firmer around ¥104 in Tokyo trading Tuesday amid a risk-on mood induced by robust stock markets in and outside Japan.At 5 p.m., …
- January 19, 2021Tokyo stocks rebound on robust overseas markets
Tokyo stocks bounced back Tuesday, reflecting robust overseas markets.The 225-issue Nikkei average of selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange …
- January 19, 2021Access denied: Virus third wave forces hand of Japan’s medical system
“The fact that there are people dying after being sent home to recuperate is testament to the severity of the situation we’re in,” Tokyo Gov. …
- January 19, 2021Vaccination minister: Reward or punishment for Taro Kono?
Only the prime minister and the highest level of LDP executives know for sure the motivations behind tapping Kono as the minister in charge of …
- January 19, 2021Biden ponders the trans-Atlantic option to press China
The new team understands that no country, not even the United States, can check Beijing’s ambitions on its own.