Japan on Saturday reported 8,286 new coronavirus cases, down 353 from Friday. Tokyo reported 863 new cases, down 30 from Friday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms nationwide was 65, down three from Friday, health officials said.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 44.© Japan Today
Very boring, at least there’s something to talk about when it’s falling quickly or spiking sharply. Maybe 5000-10,000 is our future endemic mid-wave level.
Good Low Numbers as we can forget about this ghastly Covid business and rebuild society and the worlds economy.
Huge numbers still.
Japan leads the world in active cases, while its neighbors in Asia figured this thing out long ago.
Elvis is here
I wonder case numbers would be like if people were still wearing masks like in the bad old days?? And the vaccine had not been invented?
It most certainly doesn't not.
I know you're looking at the Worldometer table, but ... Japan has never released any "active cases" number.
The closest Japan has to an "active cases" number is an "hospitalisation" number that includes people quarantining at home. Officially that number for today is 409,163, but that number includes an unchanging baseline of 350,000 people quarantining at home from back when that number was last tracked, in September 2022. The real number is currently somewhere around 100,000 to 120,000.
And that would put Japan somewhere around #10 to #15 in the world, with the USA currently leading by a wide margin.
Marking myself safe from irrational fears of living life without a mask.
Japan leads the world in active cases
ACTIVE CASES (red text)
Oh sure, there's no shortage of tables mentioning that number. But again, Japan does not publish that number anywhere. It never has.
And that number can not possibly be true. If it were, just about one out of ten Japanese would currently be quarantining at home. Which is obviously not the case.
I just found the source for the eleven million number these tables quote as "active cases". It is the number Japan publishes as "to be confirmed", and it is cumulative. So that's the number of unconfirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. This number has nothing to do with "active cases".