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Japan is in second wave of coronavirus: Expert

The pace of increase in the number of new cases in Tokyo and across the country has slowed and the peak appears to have passed, Tateda said. (AFP)
The pace of increase in the number of new cases in Tokyo and across the country has slowed and the peak appears to have passed, Tateda said. (AFP)
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20 Aug 2020 05:08:56 GMT9
20 Aug 2020 05:08:56 GMT9

TOKYO: Japan is in the midst of the second wave of coronavirus infections, infectious disease expert Kazuhiro Tateda said Wednesday.

The pace of increase in the number of new cases in Tokyo and across the country has slowed and the peak appears to have passed, Tateda said.

“But we need to pay attention to whether the number will fall or rise again,” Tateda, head of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, said at a meeting of the group.

Tateda said there have been fewer deaths in the second wave than in the first in spring apparently because of a smaller percentage of cases in elderly people and progress in treatment.

JIJI Press

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