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Tokyo reports 1,064 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,133

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 1,064 new cases of the coronavirus, up 91 from Wednesday.

The number (549 men and 515 women) is the result of 12,780 tests conducted on Jan 25.

By age group, the most number of cases were in their 20s (178), followed by 173 in their 30s, 154 in their 40s, 137 in their 50s, 86 in their 60s, 86 in their 70s and 92 in their 80s. Also, 118 cases were younger than 20 (52of whom were younger than 10), health officials said.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 150, down nine from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,032.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,133. After Tokyo, the prefectures wit the most cases were Kanagawa (433), Osaka (397), Chiba (314), Saitama (292), Aichi (244), Hyogo (231), Fukuoka (185), Hokkaido (115), Kyoto (109), Okinawa (98), Shizuoka (89), Ibaraki (60), Gifu (53) and Tochigi (34).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 113.

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I simply despair at the total inconsistency in the number of new infections and the number of tests from day to day. Really, do they think we are stupid?

19 ( +25 / -6 )

i Don’t see people practicing distancing and I hear lot of people coughing on the trains yet the numbers are low? I hope they are low

18 ( +19 / -1 )

These results are fantastic. Huge amount of testing, and well thought-out, concrete plans for vaccinations and for supporting the economy.

Well done, J-Gov!

-7 ( +15 / -22 )

yes, well done J-Gov, 12780 tests is amazing. Those silly easter islanders only did a pathetic 7 tests yesterday, and 5 of those were on those damn statues!.

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I simply despair at the total inconsistency in the number of new infections and the number of tests from day to day. Really, do they think we are stupid?

No, they think you are smart enough to realize almost all clinics are only open in the morning on Saturdays, and closed completely on Sundays. I guess they were wrong, though.

-17 ( +2 / -19 )

No, they think you are smart enough to realize almost all clinics are only open in the morning on Saturdays, and closed completely on Sundays. I guess they were wrong, though.

Hollytrees point is very valid. It is baffling to unferstand why testing facilities are limited or affected by weekends. This once-in-a-hundred-year pandemics spread does not stop for holidays and weekends. Much more consistency needed by Tokyo Gov't. if they want to get some contol of this emergency.

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That's six times the number of tests compared to yesterday's results, but only 91 more positive cases. I've no idea how statistics work, but is that even realistic? I'm not asking that to criticise anyone, just wondering how such fluctuation in positivity rates is possible.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

@Yotomaya I guess you already answered your own question.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I'm not asking that to criticise anyone, just wondering how such fluctuation in positivity rates is possible.

I wondered that for a while too, then someone here (forget who) suggested that health consultation centers in the weekend, only recommend testing people who are very likely to be positive, due to most test facilities being closed. During weekdays, as more testing facilities are open, consultation centers are able to allow testing for those even if they don't suspect them of being positive.

I'm not saying this is the reason, but I understand the logic of the argument.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

These results are fantastic. Huge amount of testing, and well thought-out, concrete plans for vaccinations and for supporting the economy.

Well done, J-Gov!

You FINALLY get it.

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

Oxycodin

i Don’t see people practicing distancing and I hear lot of people coughing on the trains yet the numbers are low? I hope they are low

Once again; at least people in Tokyo and Kanagawa are encouraged to get tested at private clinics instead of the public ones, and those private clinics do not share/provide their results to the 'official' covid-tally, i.e. they're not counted. Also, Tokyo and Kanagawa do not do contact tracing anymore.

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These results are fantastic. Huge amount of testing, and well thought-out, concrete plans for vaccinations and for supporting the economy.

Well done, J-Gov!"

Now , that's what I call a good post. Glad to see people are beginning to tow the line and refrain from ' Japan bashing' as per comrade JT moderator today,s instructions. How lucky we are to be in this great country under the leadership of the almighty LDP.

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Monday January 25: On my usual long walk I passed by perhaps 50 or so clinics. Jammed with old people needing someone to talk to.

Numbers tell the truth. People just are not getting sick in massive amounts from this BIG Pandemic. (America is a different story, but so is their health and life style.)

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Jammed with old people needing someone to talk to.

Step up man. Lend an ear.

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I wondered that for a while too, then someone here (forget who) suggested that health consultation centers in the weekend, only recommend testing people who are very likely to be positive, due to most test facilities being closed. 

Thats virusrex

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Number of PCR tests at Tokyo seems to be decreased for Olympics.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

2 people in my family have been contacted about whether or not they want to get the vaccination in March.

There may be light at the end of the tunnelZ

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Great!

I think @Sandybeach also posted aometh

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someth

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Hollytrees point is very valid. It is baffling to unferstand why testing facilities are limited or affected by weekends. This once-in-a-hundred-year pandemics spread does not stop for holidays and weekends. Much more consistency needed by Tokyo Gov't. if they want to get some contol of this emergency.

If Hollytree said that I would have no problem. But I am pretty certain there was a "they are hiding the numbers" conspiracy theory vibe to it. It just baffles me that we see similar numbers from every Sunday, and people here react every time.

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