As the number of Covid-19 infections rises, Tokyo has requested additional hospital beds


Officials stated that the 2,848 daily coronavirus infections in Tokyo on Tuesday (July 27) were the city’s highest since the epidemic began. The authorities had urged hospitals to provide extra beds for patients.
Although Japan has escaped the disastrous epidemics that have hit India, Indonesia, and the United States, the fifth wave of the pandemic, fueled by the Delta variety, is putting strain on Tokyo’s hospitals.
By Sunday, 20.8 percent of the 12,635 Covid-19 patients in Tokyo had been admitted to hospitals. Rates of fewer than 25%, according to a government advisory group, are a trigger for considering declaring a state of emergency.
Tokyo has already announced a fourth state of emergency this month, which will remain until after the Olympics. Japan has taken the extraordinary step of canceling the Games, which were postponed last year due to the epidemic.
According to broadcaster TBS, Tokyo intends to increase the number of beds in hospitals to 6,406 by early next month, up from 5,967.
TBS said hospitals should consider postponing planned surgeries and reducing other treatments, citing a city notification to medical institutions.
Seasonal reasons, greater mobility, and the dissemination of variations, according to health experts, would contribute to a resurgence in Covid-19 cases this summer.


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