Japan: 89% of those who died of Covid in the latest wave had moderate symptoms

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Japan says an increasing percentage of people are dying after developing moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Japan’s National Center for Global Health and Medicine says an increasing percentage of people are dying after developing moderate symptoms of COVID-19. It also says many of them had pre-existing conditions that worsened after they became infected.

The center says a smaller percentage of COVID-19 patients has been developing serious pneumonia in Japan as the vaccination rate increases, while more have died because the coronavirus causes their pre-existing conditions to worsen.

 

 

More details in the NHK report

 

Deaths from Covid in Japan are continuing to breach record highs even though the seventh wave of cases started to decline on the 24th August 2022.

 

 

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