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Event code EH-HCI/03764/JPN
Main category Epidemic Hazard
Sub category highly infectious human disease
Event date (UTC) Mon, 03 May 2021 00:48:08 +0000
Last update (UTC) Sun, 09 May 2021 06:49:22 +0000


Continent Asia
Country Japan
Administration area Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Exact location Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Region
Open Location Code: 8Q7XMQ82+FJ
Size of affected area State wide level
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Health

Event details

The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms nationwide hit a record 1,050 on Sunday, up 30 from the previous day, as the country grapples with the coronavirus resurgence. The previous record was 1,043 on Jan. 27 when about a dozen prefectures were under the second state of emergency. The figure had stayed above 1,000 in the second half of January before falling below 400 in March but began rising again in April. On Sunday, the country reported 5,900 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total above 600,000, while 61 new deaths linked to the virus were reported. Tokyo and some western prefectures continued to see high infection numbers one week into the third state of emergency even though daily cases tend to decline during weekends when fewer tests are conducted. On Sunday, Tokyo confirmed 879 new cases after reporting 1,050 the previous day, the highest number in over three months. Osaka Prefecture, meanwhile, confirmed 1,057 cases, its sixth straight day above 1,000. Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo are subject to the current state of emergency through May 11, covering the Golden Week holiday period that started Thursday and entailing stricter measures than before, including requiring restaurants serving alcohol to close. Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister in charge of the government’s coronavirus response, said it is too early to judge whether an extension of the emergency will be needed. Tokyo and the three western prefectures are “in the middle of a tug of war” between the effects of emergency measures and the higher transmissibility of virus variants, Nishimura told reporters.
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Situation update

Tokyo confirmed 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, topping 1,000 for the second straight day amid growing fears over the spread of more virulent variants of the coronavirus. The figure in the capital was the most for a Sunday since Jan. 17, when it reported 1,595 cases. Hokkaido, meanwhile, confirmed a record 506 cases on Sunday, surpassing the previous daily high of 403 reported a day earlier. The news came after the health ministry said earlier Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition nationwide had hit a record 1,144 a day earlier. Of Sunday’s total in Tokyo, people age 65 or over, who are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, accounted for 103 cases, while the number of patients in serious condition under the metropolitan government’s criteria came to 73, up by two from Saturday. The total of new infections recorded in Tokyo in the week through Sunday averaged 798.4, compared to 833.1 a week earlier. A day earlier, Tokyo, which is set to host the Olympics in less than three months, reported 1,121 new cases, the highest daily level since Jan. 22, when the second state of emergency was still in place.


Number of dead: 0 person(s)
Number of injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details

[Epidemic Hazard - highly infectious human disease]
Name of diseaseSARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)
Biosafety levelLevel 3 - Hight
Infection statusconfirmed
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Nearest marine ports Tokyo Ko (0.15 km), Funabashi (17.92 km), Kawasaki Ko (18.53 km), Katsunan Ko (20.94 km), Yokohama Ko (23.03 km), Chiba Ko (29.93 km), Kisarazu Ko (35.38 km), Yokosuka Ko (43.26 km), Uraga Ko (48.24 km)
Nearest airports Tokyo Haneda International Airport (12.93 km), Chofu Airport (20.21 km), Shimofusa Airport (27.68 km), Kisarazu Airport (33.06 km), Atsugi Naval Air Facility (36.03 km), Iruma Air Base (36.42 km), Yokota Air Base (37.57 km)
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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