7 thousand cases of sunstroke in Japan during the week due to a severe heat wave

 By Mohamed Ragab, CNN Week

Updated 07:03 PM August 28, 2023

The Japanese authorities announced that more than 7,000 people had been admitted to hospitals in various parts of the country over the past week, as a result of heatstroke, in light of a severe heat wave in the country.

And the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency said - according to the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) today, Tuesday, that 7 thousand and 424 people were hospitalized due to heatstroke from August 21 to August 27, noting that the number of people who were treated in hospitals for this reason It crossed the 7,000 mark, for the third week in a row.

Agency officials noted that the number of patients who develop heatstroke usually decreases in late August; This year, however, the number is still high. Officials also urged citizens to drink enough water and stay indoors when authorities issue a heatstroke warning for their areas.

Meteorologists expect that temperatures will continue to rise in most parts of Japan during the month of September as well.