(ANSA) - TOKYO, OCTOBER 12 - Comforting signs arrive from Tokyo on the front of the pandemic from Covid, with the capital having the lowest number of daily infections since June last year, at 49. From the record recorded at the end of the organization of the Olympic Games In mid-August, with 5,773 cases, infections progressively decreased in the metropolis, in line with the progress of the vaccination campaign.
At the national level, in the last 24 hours the positivity has settled at 369. On 1 October, the executive decided to revoke the state of emergency in Tokyo - where it had been introduced in mid-July - and in 18 other prefectures of the archipelago. The drop in infections also affected the city of Osaka, second only to the capital in terms of number of infections.
According to the latest government surveys, 64.3% of the population in Japan, equivalent to 81.4 million people, have been immunized against Covid, and the percentage reaches 89.8% among those over 65 years of age.
The government expects to finish the vaccination campaign for all those who intend to receive the serum by the beginning of November.