Prefectural officials believe that the country is about to enter a seventh wave of COVID 19 infections, as cases are surging in some regional areas.
The health ministry said that the number of new infections hit a new high in the week through Tuesday in the prefectures of Iwate, Akita, Fukushima, Niigata, Nagano, Ehime, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima.
We need to act on the assumption that we are already in the seventh wave, Shimane Gov. Tatsuya Maruyama said something.
The immunity acquired level varies from region to region, according to a health ministry panel of experts.
The latest surge in COVID 19 cases comes because infections in certain areas did not spread much during the sixth wave, Wakita said.
Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono said at a news conference Tuesday that his prefecture is in its worst-ever infection situation. If the situation gets worse and the medical system is strained, we will have to ask for stricter behavior restrictions, he said.
On Friday, Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe urged the central government to fully analyze infection data by prefecture.
The Fukushima Prefectural Government is asking local residents to take precautions at home and at group dining events to prevent infections. The central government lifted its COVID 19 pre-emergency measures for the prefecture on March 7.
Fukushima is planning to increase its anti-virus measures, including using a wireless emergency alert system. The effects of such alerts are diminishing as people are more accustomed to the pandemic.
If we stop the requests, residents would be careless, a prefectural official said, adding that we have no choice but to keep on sending the message. COVID 19 cases remain elevated across the country due to the outbreak of the BA. The 2 omicron subvariant and the low booster shot rate among young people are some of the main reasons why they are not included in the 2 omicron subvariant.
Tottori Gov. believes that 2 will be a big driver of a seventh wave. Shinji Hirai said something.
According to Yuriko Koike, COVID 19 vaccines are expected to break the chain of infections. Hideaki Omura called for people to get vaccinated in order to return to prepandemic daily lives.