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Japan's government has decided to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and the prefectures of Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto, amid rising COVID-19 infections. It will take effect on April 25 and run until May 11.

Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto

Japan starts to vaccinate its elderly population

Stricter anti-virus measures

COVID-19 cases in Japan
Daily
Cumulative
  • The data exclude passengers and crewmembers infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. NHK tallies are based on announcements by the Ministry of Health and local municipalities. Historic data may be changed.
  • Cumulative tallies are updated at 24:00 every day.
  • Daily tallies are recorded between 00:00 and 24:00 every day.
COVID-19 deaths in Japan
Daily
Cumulative
  • The data exclude passengers and crewmembers infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. NHK tallies are based on announcements by the Ministry of Health and local municipalities. Historic data may be changed.
  • Cumulative tallies are updated at 24:00 every day.
  • Daily tallies are recorded between 00:00 and 24:00 every day.
COVID-19 severe cases in Japan
severe cases
  • The data exclude passengers and crewmembers infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. NHK tallies are based on announcements by the Ministry of Health and local municipalities. Historic data may be changed.
  • Cumulative tallies are updated at 24:00 every day.
  • Daily tallies are recorded between 00:00 and 24:00 every day.
Occupancy rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

The spread of the coronavirus is putting a growing strain on medical institutions. The government's advisory panel uses a four-tier alert system to assess the level of the outbreak. Experts consider six indicators when determining the level of alert. One of them is the occupancy rate of hospital beds set aside for coronavirus patients.

Severe cases

The spread of the coronavirus is putting a growing strain on medical institutions. The government's advisory panel uses a four-tier alert system to assess the level of the outbreak. Experts consider six indicators when determining the level of alert. One of them is the occupancy rate of hospital beds set aside for coronavirus patients.

Total patients

Stage 4
The public must prepare for an explosive spike in infections. Measures should be taken to prevent the medical system from failing to function properly.


Stage 3
Infections are spreading rapidly, leading to concerns about problems with the medical system.


Stage 2
Infections are gradually increasing in tandem with a growing burden on the medical system.


Stage 1
There are sporadic outbreaks, but no particular problems with the medical system.

Financial aid under the second state of emergency


The Japan National Tourism Organization has a hotline providing information about the coronavirus in English, Chinese and Korean, 24 hours a day.
050-3816-2787
(Overseas: +81-50-3816-2787)