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Japan reports 133,065 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Thursday reported 133,065 new coronavirus cases, down 16,318 from Wednesday. Tokyo reported 14,104 new cases, down 392 from Wednesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 17, down two from Wednesday. The nationwide figure was 363, up 17 from Wednesday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 243.

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 243.

Take tsk

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

I think bed occupancy rates should be the important headline here.

70% in Kanagawa, Hiroshima, and Nagano*, just over 40% in Tokyo.

Case numbers, which haven't been all that important since three variants ago (think delta was when they started declaring State of Emergency based on bed occupancy over 50%?) can be given after that.

In any case, there's no real appetite for ineffective restrictions again (Please see China). So enjoy bonenkai season everyone! :)

*https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/special/coronavirus/level/

3 ( +9 / -6 )

243 minus those who died from other reasons “with” Covid, minus those with complications due to Covid Morbilities = the number that’s actually important for me.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

That's a lot of dead.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

That's a lot of dead.

But a whole lot more alive.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

Kenchi,

inventing medical terms (what are "Covid Morbilities"?) and numbers, are we? Whatever gets you through the day, I guess. But why exactly? What difference does it make to you if the number is 243, 97, or 3?

covid morbidities (forgive me if the spelling is incorrect) are things such as age, compromised immune systems, obesity and other factors which make people more susceptible to sickness, especially to Covid. It’s not a made up term.

The number I took was the number in the article above. Today’s coronavirus “related” deaths just so happened to be 243 today…

why is that number so important??? well if you consider the total population of Japan, then compare the number I was referring to…. then you got a sense of how “deadly” the virus is.

If the number of ordinarily healthy people are dying in large numbers then I would say that it would be pretty deadly.

if the number of ordinarily healthy people that are dying is quite low then I would say it would not be very deadly.

even a non adjusted number of 243 out of 124.7 million people (japan’s population), is a very very small number

0 ( +9 / -9 )

It’s an ingenious move of jgov to maintain the vaccine status check for international visitors - not only does it help prevent the logistical headache of unvaccinated foreigners getting seriously ill while in Japan but it also acts as a filter for higher quality tourists, as studies have shown a strong correlation between a positive vaccine status and higher education/socioeconomic status.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

The number of infections has been relatively stable over the week ( not exponentially increasing) , so it seems this wave peak has either been reached or is just around the corner.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I have a hunch this wave is peaking already

0 ( +6 / -6 )

@Wobot. Interesting, and I hope it is. Just wondering what your 'hunch' is based on.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

more deaths everyday.high vaccination rate country and all covid "science" included.something wrong here.60% of deaths vaccinated people.

any thoughts?

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

EastmanToday  07:19 pm JST

more deaths everyday.high vaccination rate country and all covid "science" included.something wrong here.60% of deaths vaccinated people.

any thoughts?

Now I get where you are getting these numbers from Eastman. 60% of Japanese pop triple or more vaxxed yet still same percentage dying…ippso facto vaccines are useless for this variant!

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Now I get where you are getting these numbers from Eastman. 60% of Japanese pop triple or more vaxxed yet still same percentage dying…ippso facto vaccines are useless for this variant!

Amazing logic as usual Sanji =)

3 ( +9 / -6 )

more deaths everyday.high vaccination rate country and all covid "science" included.something wrong here.60% of deaths vaccinated people.

any thoughts?

If everyone is vaccinated 100% of the deaths would be vaccinated.

But I'm sure you probably wouldn't understand that

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

It’s an ingenious move of jgov to maintain the vaccine status check for international visitors - not only does it help prevent the logistical headache of unvaccinated foreigners getting seriously ill while in Japan

I fail to see the logic or intelligence in this statement. Unvaccinated or less than 3 dose participant visitors are more than welcome to visit Japan.

They just need a pre-departure PCR test showing a negative result.

Unvaccinated or people with less than 3 doses can still then contract Covid while traveling in Japan and possibly need hospital assistance. Hardly a logistical headache.

People can also have skiing accidents, slips and falls etc which also need treatment. Unvaccinated or not.

How is that for intelligence?

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

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