Japan has confirmed a record high of 15,263 new coronavirus cases, marking the first time the daily total has exceeded 15,000, Report informs referring to NHK World-Japan.
This brings the total number of coronavirus infections reported in Japan in this pandemic to 987,163.
As of August 5, the total number of people who died from the coronavirus in Japan stands at 15,254.
The Health Ministry says that 823 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition nationwide, requiring ventilators or other types of intensive care. The number is 46 more than the previous day.
An emergency situation has been in effect in Tokyo since July 12 due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation. This regime implies, in particular, a ban on the sale of alcohol in catering establishments and a restriction on the admission of spectators to public events. For this reason, the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8 are taking place without spectators.