21,047 taken to hospital for heatstroke in July
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday that 21,047 people were taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke in July as temperatures remained above 30 degrees for three consecutive weeks across most of the nation.
The figure surpassed the figure for July 2011, which was 17,963, but was less than the figure for July 2010—28,448.
For the week from July 30 to Aug 6, the number of people taken to hospital for heatstroke was 6,981, the agency reported.
Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency said that temperatures are expect to remain in the 30-35-degree range until at least the middle of August.