Japan reported another day of record Covid-19 cases, adding 3,214 infections from Thursday, according to the nations Health Ministry.
Thursdays numbers top Japans previous record reported one week back, when 3,030 new cases were reported on December 12.
The ministry also reported 44 new virus-related deaths for Thursday, bringing the nations death toll to 2,796..
Japans overall verified cases nationwide stands at 190,950.
Winter season rise: Japan is seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations since the start of November, as cold winter season temperatures embeded in. Large urban centers like the capital Tokyo are reporting their greatest level of infections.
Tokyo reported 822 brand-new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, marking the highest single-day increase because the start of the pandemic, the Tokyo cosmopolitan government revealed.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike cautioned the city could reach 1,000 new cases a day if the trend continues and released an unique alert for the new year holidays.
” We need to have more sense of crisis,” she stated at a news conference late Thursday. The very same day, the city raised its alert level to ” Level 4″– the highest of the four-tier classification.