Fukuoka Governor Hiroshi Ogawa announced that the prefecture will make 250 hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients next week. An online meeting took place between the Governor and mayors in Fukuoka Prefecture on April 3, in which the leaders discussed the escalating demand for medical preparedness for COVID-19. During the session, the governor explained that in addition to the current 66 beds at the prefecture’s designated medical institutions for infectious diseases, 184 more beds at cooperating institutions will become available for COVID-19 care. The surge in the number of confirmed infections in the past week brings the cumulative total in the prefecture to 146 as of April 4. Source: NHK https://www3.nhk.or.jp/fukuoka-news/20200404/5010007421.html
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