On Thursday, Dec. 17, Tokyo passed 10,909 Covid-19 tests. Of these, 822 tested positive, which is a new record for the metropolis.
According to The Japan Times, the Tokyo metropolitan government has also raised the capital’s medical preparation warning to the highest level: level four. This means that the pandemic causes critical pressure on the medical system. The rise in infections has not only filled hospital beds, but also made it difficult for medical centers to care for those with coronavirus as well as regular patients.
The new disease record came today just days after the high of 678 new cases on Wednesday 16 December.
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