Six people died because of the heat, 4241 people were taken to hospitals for a week, from July 3 in Japan, the fire department of the country, which is responsible for the ambulance service, also reported.
The number of hospitalized from 3 to 9 July was twice as high as last week.
Earlier it was reported that over the weekend only more than 600 people were hospitalized. Last week, the temperature in most areas ranged from 30 to 35 degrees. So, on weekends in Gifu and Gumma prefectures the thermometer rose above 36 degrees, in Aichi – to 35.9, in Saitama near Tokyo and on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido to 35.6, in Kyoto and Fukushima to 35, 5.