Shortage in Hospital beds, Japan asks its worst-hit regions to save beds
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Shortage in Hospital beds, Japan asks its worst-hit regions to save beds

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The Japanese government has asked its worst-hit regions to save hospital beds for severely ill patients, and keep those with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels, reported Reuters.

Japan has been hospitalizing all coronavirus patients, even those with no or mild symptoms — a move that is contributing to a scramble for hospital beds in several regions, said the report.

As of Thursday noon local time, Japan has confirmed 2,381 cases and 60 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. — Yen Nee Lee

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