Number of hospitals and hospital beds for infectious diseases Japan 2019, by type

As of April 2019, four medical institutions were designated for a treatment of specific infectious diseases, which are classified into category I, II, and new infectious diseases. A total of ten beds were available in those hospitals during the measured time period.

Category I infectious diseases include diseases such as viral hemorrhagic fever (Ebola, CCHF, etc.), variola, and pestis. Category II refers to diseases such as poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, diphtheriae, MERS, SARS, and avian influenza (H5N1/H7N9).

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was classified under "designated infectious diseases", which are to be temporarily treated equivalent to category I to III infectious diseases, by the Japanese government in January 2020, and patients were primarily admitted to the 594 medical institutions shown here.

Total number of medical institutions and beds designated for treating infectious diseases in Japan as of April 2019, by type

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

April 2019

Supplementary notes

Categories of infectious diseases treated in the designated medical institutions:

1. specified institutions can treat category I and II infectious diseases, and new infectious diseases.
2. class I institutions can treat category I and II infectious diseases.
3. class II institutions are divided into two sub types:
(1) for category II infectious diseases
(2) for tuberculosis

The source does not provide an exact publication date. Date given here is the day of data access.

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