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Japan reports 253,265 new coronavirus cases; 25,277 in Tokyo

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Japan on Saturday reported 253,265 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 25,277 new cases, down 2,399 from Friday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 36, up two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 616, down 11 from Friday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (23,098), Aichi (17,944), Fukuoka (14,955), Hyogo (11,583), Saitama (11,496), Kanagawa (11,333), Chiba (7,892), Hokkaido (7,590), Shizuoka (7,144), Hiroshima (6,886), Kyoto (5,094), Ibaraki (4,829), Miyagi (4,784), Kagoshima (4,747), Gifu (4,506), Okayama (4,399), Kumamoto (4,254), Niigata (4,002), Okinawa (3,941), Mie (3,867), Nagasaki (3,655), Fukushima (3,490), Nagano (3,334), Ehime (3,236), Miyazaki (3,026), Nara (2,961), Tochigi (2,917), Shiga (2,872), Yamaguchi (2,835), Gunma (2,790), Toyama (2,679), Ishikawa (2,643), Saga (2,566), Oita (2,524), Aomori (2,342), Wakayama (2,334)), Kagawa (2,327) and Tokushima (2,296).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 254.

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Doesn't matter. Japan moving toward system of counting based on proxy, like others.

It's OVER.

-18 ( +8 / -26 )

NHK says 25,277: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20220820/k10013780271000.html

Moderator: The figure has been corrected.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Different counting systems don't make much odds. Unless the counting sustem has the effect of masking the true spread of Covid, and as a result make mitigating it harder. Like downgrading it to a lesser category. Although that would help more sick people get treated. As Worldometers shows, this week has seen record cases and also record daily deaths.

Wish it was over, but understand it's not. Stay safe, everyone. It's hard to deal with, or see someone you care about, struggling with COVID.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

No worries numbers will go down dramatically very soon when the government adopts the new policy of non reporting. Likewise close contacts isolation will become a thing of the past. The new plan is here https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/society/coronavirus/20220820-52849/

About time . The numbers are so wrong anyhow as countless people don’t get tested or have no symptoms anyhow and the vast majority as we know get over it in a few days tested or not.

Now if only they would finish with the pcr test to return to Japan

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

The numbers are so wrong anyhow as countless people don’t get tested or have no symptoms anyhow and the vast majority as we know get over it in a few days tested or not.

254 more people no longer have any symptoms….

5 ( +14 / -9 )

That's tens-of-thousands who are very, very ill.

The numbers don’t bear this out. While this variant is more contagious,

it is resulting in fewer serious cases:

ICU: 1936 out of 5573 beds. 35% occupied

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Good news, one day closer to herd immunity.

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

I don't understand why some here are calling it "fearmongering" when today alone over 250 people have died from COVID, and as another commenter mentioned, 4500+ have died in the past month.

You personally may not know anyone who is vulnerable to the virus (whether they be old or have a pre-existing condition), and thus you may not care or think the numbers are substantial. But today alone, 254 people were lost. 254 people who had families and loved ones, who must now live on with the weight of that loss. A loss that, if perhaps everyone just made simple and easy efforts to protect others, like wearing a mask indoors, might not have happened.

There is so much we can do with so little sacrifice, and yet so many are so selfishly unwilling to do the bare minimum. And thus, even in a mask-wearing country like Japan, we still have daily deaths in the triple digits, and record high numbers of cases only yesterday. It's not fearmongering. It's fact.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

No worries numbers will go down dramatically very soon when the government adopts the new policy of non reporting. Likewise close contacts isolation will become a thing of the past. The new plan is here https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/society/coronavirus/20220820-52849/

Yeah, they need to do something to hide the fact that Japan has literally been the worst in the world for the last month or 2 with the number of cases and deaths per capita.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

I believe if there was ever a time to be careful in Japan and to not go out unnecessarily, now is the time.

5 ( +13 / -8 )

@Brian William Meissner

I believe if there was ever a time to be careful in Japan and to not go out unnecessarily, now is the time.

Yeah, you should stay in if you're concerned about your health then there is the folk that already had this virus we well can do as we please cant we not?

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

Covid is running wild through the population. There are over 1,850,000 active covid cases at the moment!

But fortunately there aren't proportionately many serious cases.

254 people who died may have had covid but only a fraction of those will have died because of covid.

(About 4,000 people die every day in Japan. )

One hopes numbers of new infections will come down soon.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

It is bad and sad that people died directly or indirectly because of this… but i heard that this (variant) has been 1/3 as deadly as seasonal flu. Not sure if that’s true coz I have not spent time to dig out the stats but if you can avoid catching the flu using common sense and live your life, you probably will be able to stay away from this COVID.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Herd immunity must be right around the corner.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

 but if you can avoid catching the flu using common sense and live your life, you probably will be able to stay away from this COVID.

We are having the worst wave yet aren't we?

3 ( +7 / -4 )

There is so much we can do with so little sacrifice, and yet so many are so selfishly unwilling to do the bare minimum. And thus, even in a mask-wearing country like Japan, we still have daily deaths in the triple digits, and record high numbers of cases only yesterday. It's not fearmongering. It's fact.

What's your proposal to stop it then? Because clearly marks are not working. Nobody social distances here. So what should we do?

Fact is unless a lock down, Chinese style there is no stopping this anymore. So let's just get rid of restrictions and live with it. By the way, both my parents go it, people all around have it. All are fine. This aint 2020 no more.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

 but i heard that this (variant) has been 1/3 as deadly as seasonal flu.

Really? Are you saying you have 700 deaths per day from seasonal flu? Think about it for a second, can that really be true?

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Nobody social distances here. So what should we do?

By and large, if there are distance marks, people follow them. For example, at Starbucks.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Herd immunity does not work with Covid, it mutates too fast

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Pointless reporting/publishing these numbers everyday. From what I’ve seen, it’s people with runny noses and throat tickles queuing outside clinics or demanding to speak with doctors.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Nobody social distances here. So what should we do?

be smart don’t take unnecessary risks and only go out if you need to. Don’t be fooled Covid in japan right now is the worst it’s ever been, the government just really really does not want to drop down restrictions again and the general public suffer because of it.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Pointless reporting/publishing these numbers everyday. From what I’ve seen, it’s people with runny noses and throat tickles queuing outside clinics or demanding to speak with doctors.

Must maintain the illusion of an emergency to maintain the EUAs.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The numbers will go down eventually for some time and at that time you can be a little more easy going but now is not the time for that In my opinion.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

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