NHK reported that 14,086 new infections per day were recorded in Tokyo, Japan on the 26th, setting a new record for two days in a row following the 25th.
This is an increase of more than 1,200 people from the 25th, and 6,700 more than on the 19th, the highest number of new infections on Wednesday, 1.9 times the size.
As the hospital bed utilization rate for COVID-19 patients in Tokyo Metropolitan Hospital surpassed 40% on the 26th, 42.8%, approaching 50% considering the declaration of a state of emergency.
The bed occupancy rate at Tokyo Hospital exceeded 10% on the 9th, 20% on the 17th, 8 days later, 30% on the 21st, 4 days after that, respectively.
Controlling new infections is the focus to curb bed occupancy, but it is expected to be difficult as the number of new infections continues to rapidly increase.