Tokyo reports 1,008 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,103


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 1,008 new coronavirus cases, down 402 from Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1,068.3.

People in their 20s (326 cases), their 30s (203) and their 40s (186) accounted for the highest numbers, while 108 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 58, down one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 378, down four from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 3,103. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (460), Saitama (287), Osaka (262), Chiba (254), Hokkaido (107), Aichi (94), Fukuoka (79), Hyogo (75), Okinawa (70), Kyoto (51) and Ibaraki (34).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 3.

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This is a late hour for the daily “reported” numbers. (Perhaps waiting for the IOC welcoming gala to conclude first?)

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Up 394 (65%) compared to last Sunday. It is the highest Sunday number since January 17.

And no, not because of increased testing -- testing numbers are down by about 50% compared to January.

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I imagine they will take a decrease of even one case as an excuse to plow ahead with these games.

That said, given that the IOC used the word "armageddon" in this context, they'd probably go ahead with it if the figures were ten or even a hundred times higher.

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Could JT provide context?

Lower number of cases without providing testing numbers of each day is meaningless.

If they tested half the number of people as the previous day then that is very different than if they tested the same or more.

Context matters.

As we know from past weeks the Saturday testing is usually half or lower than Monday's

Are we looking at 2,000 tests or 6,000?

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I still cannot understand.

Tokyo's covid website states 8.9% positivity rate.

But each day for the past week has been between 10% and 23% per day based on Tokyo's own government numbers.

Where are they getting the 8.9%?

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I’m calling all time high this coming Wednesday.

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Every day they post how many new cases there are. However, they don’t give any details of clusters or infection tracing. Nor do they give any information on what they intend to do about the large number of new cases. It’s just a number.

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We are blaming ioc for pushing ahead with the olympics when throughout this pandemic the message to the outside world has been that Japan has been spared the explosion seen in other countries what they don't tell the outside world and domestically is that the testing is just a fraction of those heavily infected countries and there is a big possibility that Japan might be letting many cases go unnoticed.

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@dothehustle is right. It's just a number. Not researched. No information on how many were community transfers, quarantined arrivals, locations of clusters or hotspots. No guidelines going forward. Wash your hands? Stay home? Telework? Wear an Abe-no mask? Social distance?


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Perhaps this kind of news will frighten the Olympic team members and staff members enough to either stay home or else self-quarantine during their entire stay here. Fear of catching something may actually prevent them from unknowingly passing their variants to the residents of Japan.

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Are those here in Tokyo for the olympics if they happened to be infected be counted be included in the Tokyo number or as with the diamond princess attached to nowherel?

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Mr. Thomas Bach was hoping for lower numbers so he can pressure Tokyo and the Japanese government to allow spectators so they can read all the advertisements and go buy products offered. It is just businee¥ss in the cruelest.

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And imagine if they tested outside of the village as much as they do within? We would be in the 100,000s of cases per day in Tokyo alone. Think about it. out of 18,000 people, already two cases, and things have not even got underway. Now extrapolate that across Tokyo.

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13 comments. It's no longer news. Nor should it be. I am only interested how many in ICU or how many died. Clearly this daily headline has just become a taking point for Zoroto to state the bloody obvious and Antiquesaving to whinge about testing.

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May 18 = 216 daths 

Jun 18 = 48 deaths

Jul 18 =  4 deaths

That's right, 4 deaths.

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@Tokyoite I'm afraid that's news that some people don't want to read. If it was the other way....

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ZorotoJuly 18  06:58 pm JST

Up 394 (65%) compared to last Sunday. It is the highest Sunday number since January 17.

And no, not because of increased testing -- testing numbers are down by about 50% compared to January.


People just seem to create their own reality, bending facts to kid themselves. For example here's one from earlier in the thread which first compares Sunday infection with last Sunday, and then justifies this is not due to test increases by comparing testing of Sunday with January.

It makes no sense.

Up 394 (65%) compared to last Sunday. It is the highest Sunday number since January 17.

And no, not because of increased testing -- testing numbers are down by about 50% compared to January.

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Too true old top. I’m very pleased to see the vaccines working well. Looking at the numbers rationally, we can see that Covid is no longer such a deadly threat as a few months ago.

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Too true old top.

Par for the course, old over-the-top.

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Par for the course’ of late @blvtzpk 6:49pm. Please shed some practical light on these daily numbers. This thread was abruptly closed @8:45 Sun but for some unknown reason, reopens today @3pm? Perhaps the commentary didn’t fit the narrative at the Welcoming Gala? All other previous weeks’ numbers thread a permanently disabled.

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