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Japan reports 43,587 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Monday reported 43,587 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 6,316 new cases, up 695 from Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 20, up four from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 232, down seven from Sunday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Saitama (3,831), Kanagawa (2,918), Chiba (2,814), Hokkaido (2,383), Osaka (2,256), Hiroshima (1,868), Hyogo (1,569), Aichi (1,552) and Ibaraki (1,258).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 74.

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Woo hoo! Numbers are GOOD!

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Woo hoo. Numbers are by now irrelevant.

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55% up from the same day a week ago and 11% up from the same day two weeks ago.

Looks like the forecast 8th wave could be starting, though almost certainly peaking at a significantly lower cap than the 7th has done, and free tourism & dropping measures will proceed as planned. No need for alarm - get vaccinated if you're at-risk or feel like it, and use masks in tightly crowded spaces for a little while longer. Otherwise business as usual!

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Stop reporting, masks off, move on!

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

If you ignored this article every day, wouldn't it be the same for you as if they'd never reported it?

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Stop reporting, masks off, move on!

"Numbers scare me! Make them stop!"

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Sensible people understand that this Covid lark will soon be over, the really annoying bad times like SOE for sure. The government has even started the new discount travel programme which my partner we and I will take full advantage of.

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Another week on week increase and that’s with dramatically reduced testing. Combine that with the 580,000 people still hospitalized FROM Covid…. The actual situation on the ground isn’t getting better soon enough …. Far too many active cases and actual hospitalizations to be declaring this over again …. The jgov should seriously reconsider any loosening of the borders ! Get through this wave and then make smart changes….

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It would be interesting to know if people are hospitalised because of Covid or with Covid. If people are vaccinated (3 or 4 times) but are still at the hospital with covid, isn't safe to say they most likely have underlying condition i.e. cancer, organ failures etc.. and are hospitalised mainly due to these reason, but they might also have Covid. Does anyone know how many are hospitalised or die each year because of influenza or the common flu?

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Yes Steven is wrong again.

The latest “hospitalization” stats dropped from the Jgov this evening.

The nationwide stats thru 9/21 are:

Active cases: 499,170 cases  

Truly “hospitalized”: 19,347 out of 48,088 beds.  

ICU: 918 out of 5556 beds.

Hotels(No doctors/nurses here) 7,932out of 68,968 beds.  

Total corona beds available in hospItal + hotels=123,000

Home recuperation: (No doctor/ nurses here) 402,725.  

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

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Japan reports 43,587 new coronavirus cases

Numbers still high! Okinawa numbers up too!!

And the 8th wave isn't even here yet.

Positivity rate still zooming up.

The actual number of infections is incredibly higher than the numbers seen published here.

Japan believes opening the borders like other countries means this crisis is over, while overlooking protective measures, even though Japan, like many Asian countries, relied on international experts here and ignored the WHO's advice at the beginning of this to not wear masks.

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even though Japan, like many Asian countries, relied on international experts here and ignored the WHO's advice at the beginning of this to not wear masks.

You keep commenting this, but it is still completely false. The WHO and the international experts from all around the world (including Japan) gave the same recommendation, to prioritize masks for symptomatic patients, which was also what was done in Japan.

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You keep commenting this, but it is still completely false. The WHO and the international experts from all around the world (including Japan) gave the same recommendation, to prioritize masks for symptomatic patients, which was also what was done in Japan.

Anyone in Japan, or Asia for that matter, is aware of the medical experts' advice to wear masks here in order to reduce infections, given at the start of the crisis, as my sources published several times attest to.

No reason to try and prop up the WHO for something that agency itself acknowledged was incorrect medical advice.

Do you have any scientific study that concluded masks do not prevent infections, which the WHO presumably relied on at the start of the crisis; otherwise they made a suggestion not founded on science.

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