Covid-19: Japan reports 463 deaths; its highest in a daytext_fields
Tokyo: Japan reported its record Covid-19-related deaths for a single day on Saturday with 463 fatalities, reports IANS, citing health officials.
The nation reported 238,654 new coronavirus cases on Saturday too.
Tokyo reported 19,630 new cases, down 1,090 from Friday.
The number of infected people hospitalised with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 55, up two from Friday. Nationwide, the figure was 668, up nine.
Japan on Friday reported 456 Covid-related deaths, as there was no stopping the coronavirus that has killed thousands in just a span of one month in the country.
There were concerns that the Covid infection and death numbers would only go up with the New Year festivities.
In December 2022, Japan registered a record 7,688 deaths due to Covid, surpassing the earlier monthly high of 7,329 logged in August during the previous coronavirus wave.
According to Mainichi Japan, the death toll has risen sharply since November with the onset of the eighth wave.
The number of people dying from Covid-19 over the last three months in Japan is nearly 16 times higher than during the same period last year.
During the four months of August 31 to December 27 last year, 40.8 per cent of deaths out of the virus were people in their 80s.