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Japan's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000

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Japan's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 10,000 on Monday, with the tally being 10,025 as of 6 p.m. The figure was a sharp increase from March 26 when the death toll passed 9,000.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 425 new coronavirus cases from 5,594 tests on Monday, down 210 from Sunday. Osaka's count dropped by 1,000 for the first time in a week to 924.

In Tokyo, people in their 20s (117 cases) and their 30s (90) accounted for the highest numbers, while 62 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55, up five from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 898, up 34 from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 3,318. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (310), Aichi (161), Kanagawa (160), Fukuoka (154), Hokkaido (139), Kyoto (119), Saitama (109), Nara (56), Kumamoto (52), Okinawa (44), Okayama (38) and Ibaraki (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 35.

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Highest number for a Monday since end of January, I heard.

And looking at the other article: busy as usual, trains crowded as usual .....

Makes me think!

15 ( +19 / -4 )

Woo, this state of mergency must be super-powerful. Figures already tumbling downwards less than one business day in.

Great work, Suga-san! Let's Heartful Olympic!

These people think we are stupid.

27 ( +33 / -6 )

another day of decrease trend. combine with new State of emergency i firmly believe we have peaked and will decreae further tomorrow too

-33 ( +7 / -40 )

tests number is still a secret ....

16 ( +20 / -4 )

Mr. Suga, thank you! Numbers below 500 show that you are doing your job very well.

-26 ( +4 / -30 )

another day of decrease trend. combine with new State of emergency i firmly believe we have peaked and will decreae further tomorrow too

Lol...yeah absolutely, that will happen...puts a spring in my step and smile on my face.

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another day of decrease trend. combine with new State of emergency i firmly believe we have peaked and will decreae further tomorrow too

Because Japan has the fastest incubation period of the world and you see the SOE results in 48 hours top ?

14 ( +15 / -1 )

down 210 from Sunday.

No. Up 20 from last Monday.

14 ( +19 / -5 )

Nr of tests 1500 ?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I see the propaganda machine is back in all its glory. Remarkable work Suga & co.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Blood on your hands Suga-san. You could have done much better. In fact it would have been hard to have done much worse.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

Here we go for the second day.

Utter lies

8 ( +11 / -3 )

I often have the same thought about keeping things in perspective when I read the comments on this site on this topic.

Seems like many commentators believe the sky is falling and act as though Japan is one of the worst hit places as opposed to being well below the global averages for deaths per 1 million and cases per 1 million.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

Japan's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000

"Death toll" is a meaningless label unless there is a breakdown of who died. Otherwise healthy people with no comorbidities, who were not close to death to start with? Where we have breakdowns, we do not see that.

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Just as expected number of tests already in free fall nationwide from day one of the SOE,

5 ( +6 / -1 )

MMMMMMMM, why are people still not feeling worried???

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

My money is on the 10,000 mark being reached much earlier than today.....what a sick joke this all is

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@japantrojan

I often have the same thought about keeping things in perspective when I read the comments on this site on this topic.

Seems like many commentators believe the sky is falling and act as though Japan is one of the worst hit places as opposed to being well below the global averages for deaths per 1 million and cases per 1 million.

I disagree it seems like many commentators here live in the real world and they see what is going on outside of their bubble in Japan. You said Japan is well below the global averages for deaths per 1 million and cases per 1 million. WORST CASE one death is one too many, people here posting are looking at reality. It is what is it and people are dying.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

it took us a year and lots of international organizations' statements to finally agree that Japan is undertesting and vaccines go far too slow.

How much will it take for us to agree that Covid deaths are mostly hidden under other symptoms?!

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"Death toll" is a meaningless label unless there is a breakdown of who died. Otherwise healthy people with no comorbidities, who were not close to death to start with? Where we have breakdowns, we do not see that.

According to a Nikkei's report on the covid deaths by different age bracket (whose numbers originate from Japan's Heath Ministry), those in their 70-80s and older constitute 90 % of the total death toll. No teenager has died while youngers seems too small in number to address in percentage for the pie chart.

80 yos+: 65.0 (%)

70 yos: 23.6

60 yos:7.4

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOUA261J10W1A420C2000000/

Meanwhile the 2020 excess deaths decreased. Though variants could still change the course, Japan has so far saved many lives under the virus threat.

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You believe the numbers?

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So that's about 1,000 new deaths in the past month (or 33 per day). Much better than 1,000 or 2,000 deaths a day but still not good if the numbers are going in the wrong direction.

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Japan's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000

Putting up an absolute number like that without putting it in perspective means nothing. It’s meaningless. This is just media frenzy and to be honest quit dishonest.

One can use many other data for comparison, but here are the stats for the number of deaths in Japan caused by pneumonia between 2009 and 2018.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1074856/japan-number-pneumonia-deaths/

It reads by itself. I don’t need to add any further comment.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

@moonbloom: You believe the numbers?

If there were mass graves I might be willing to question the official numbers. Japan isn’t New York!

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When you're in an environnement where everything is done to avoid testing the living.

Who would belive they are testing the dead ?...

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And how many from suicide, caused by the government response to Covid? I’m not a betting man but I believe that will be in the end, greater than that of the virus.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

serendipitous

So that's about 1,000 new deaths in the past month (or 33 per day).

So that's the equivalent of fewer than 0.5 deaths a day in each of Japan's large cities - with no deaths anywhere else. And some people think this is a cause of concern! Get a grip.

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Not surprising the Tokyo numbers are low as only 5,594 were tested in a metro Tokyo population of 34 million.

Olympics and money rules over public safety.

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@ Christopher Glenn

I am a betting man and if I went to a bookie with your question I'd get 100 to 1. You can't seriously believe what you are saying.

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80% of the population say, Stop The Games.

10,000 have died Nationally.

How many more will die if this Super Spreader Event is allowed to proceed?

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@NipponGlory

I also hope that this thing has really peaked.

Some people, however, have predicted since last year that it has peaked, and each successive wave has gotten bigger, so I’m unfortunately sure that this wave hasn’t peaked yet. Today’s numbers (Tuesday) will be much higher than yesterday’s.

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