15 more Omicron cases confirmed in Japan

NHK -- Dec 16
Japan's health ministry officials say 15 more infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant were confirmed on Wednesday.

They were all cases detected at airport quarantine stations, or in people who had been in close contact with infected people. They had been in Germany, the UK or the US. Officials say no community transmission has been confirmed. 32 Omicron cases have now been reported in Japan.

Nationwide, authorities confirmed 175 coronavirus infections on Wednesday. There was 1 death. Tokyo reported 29 new cases. The daily tally in the capital has been below 30 for almost 5 weeks.

厚生労働省は新型コロナのオミクロン株の感染者が検疫で新たに15人確認されたと発表しました。濃厚接触者は1000人以上に上ります。 - ANNnewsCH