In Tokyo during the sixth wave of COVID-19 (Omicron) that started at the beginning of the year, data shows more than 70% had some kind of preexisting condition, and the infection route for about 40% was inside facilities such as care homes for the elderly.
The Mainichi Shimbun compiled the symptoms of a total of 158 deaths announced by the city from January 1st to February 15th. By age group, 90% were in their 60s or older. Although the Omicron strain is said to have a relatively low risk of becoming severe, it has become clear that it poses a threat to people with underlying diseases and the elderly.
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