Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto to Further State of Emergency Period
The state of emergency issued in Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto will be extended until the 31st of May as the numbers of coronavirus cases have not set down to a safer range.
Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture said, “The infectivity of the mutant strain of the new corona is extremely strong, and it is necessary to suppress contact between people.
Mayor Matsui of Osaka City has set up a new large-scale vaccination site with the cooperation of healthcare personnel regarding the vaccination of the new coronavirus to the general elderly, which is scheduled to start from the end of this month. He expressed his desire to finish the vaccination of all elderly people in the city during the month.
As of the 10th of May, the number of beds for critically ill patients was 364 and 351 patients were actually in operation, and the “bed operation rate” was 96.4%.
Apart from this case, one seriously ill patient is accepted at a medical institution in Shiga prefecture, and 55 people are being treated in beds for mild and moderately ill patients at the request of Osaka prefecture. The total number of critically ill patients is 407.
Governor Ido of Hyogo Prefecture, “the hospital coordinator in Hyogo Prefecture, is well above 1,500, it is on the verge of medical collapse.”