No COVID death in Japan for 1st time in about 15 months

2021.11.10 06:00
No COVID-19 death was reported in Japan on Sunday for the first time in about one year and three months since August 2, 2020 amid progress in vaccine rollouts and the spread of medicines.
A total of 162 new infections were reported on Sunday, including 39 in Osaka, 21 in Tokyo, 16 in Aichi, and 10 in Hokkaido and Okayama. According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of seriously ill patients with COVID-19 was 100, unchanged from Saturday.
The nation's first COVID-19 death was reported in February, 2020.
Due to the influence of the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, the cumulative death toll topped 10,000 in April this year.
The daily death count exceeded 200 in May, but after that, it decreased with the weakening of the fifth wave. It had been at a single-digit since the end of October.
Public vaccination begun in April. The government announced on October 26 that the number of people who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 exceeded 70% of Japan's entire population. The spread of therapeutic agents such as antibody cocktail treatment is also progressing.