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Japan: Heat Wave: 2020/08
|Country or District||Japan|
|Event Type||Heat Wave|
|Outline||A total of 12,804 people were taken to hospital by ambulance due to symptoms of heatstroke in Japan on 10-16 August 2020.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
In Tokyo, the death toll from heatstroke in August now stands at 170.
The death toll in Tokyo from heatstroke this month totals 148.
People in Tokyo are struggling with the scorching summer heat. Health officials say 79 people died of heatstroke in the capital this month.
JIJI PRESS 2020/08/18
Of the total, 30 people died, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.