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Where is Japan's COVID hot spot? In Tokyo, 60% infected at home

With hospitals under strain, many forced to recover in close quarters with family

A hotel room designated to admit coronavirus patients in Nagoya: Tokyo has struggled to make use of such lodgings. (Photo by Takashi Uema)

TOKYO -- When her husband came down with COVID-19 last month, a Tokyo woman in her 30s was stymied by the instructions she received for at-home treatment from the local health bureau.

She was told to eat, sleep and spend time away from her husband as much as possible -- no easy task in their one-bedroom condominium. Three days after this advice, she tested positive for COVID-19 herself.

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