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Tokyo reports 1,242 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,892

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 1,242 new coronavirus cases, down 433 from Thursday and 1,297 down from last Friday. It is the 19th straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1,651.9.

People in their 20s (330 cases) and their 30s (222) accounted for the highest numbers, while 204 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 243, down eight from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,125, down 48 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 8,892. Osaka had the most cases with 1,310, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (1,030), Kanagawa (829), Saitama (556), Hyogo (528), Chiba (461), Fukuoka (438), Okinawa (301), Kyoto (190), Shizuoka (176), Ibaraki (163), Hiroshima (148), Hokkaido (117) and Gifu (110).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 69.

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If you trust these numbers I have a bridge to sell you!

-5 ( +18 / -23 )

Excellent. Friday 1st October looking more and more likely as 'beer after work' day without having to hide!

5 ( +17 / -12 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 243, down eight from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,125, down 48 from Thursday.

Encouraging.

9 ( +16 / -7 )

Numbers falling across the country. 63M people now fully vaccinated, so expect these numbers to drop further over the coming weeks.

8 ( +17 / -9 )

kobe-white-bar-owner

If you trust these numbers I have a bridge to sell you!

Where’s the bridge and what are you asking?

12 ( +18 / -6 )

Well, could it be good news?

The number of cases is dropping considerably, compared to last month, however, the SOE is yet extended again.

Example. Last month for Tokyo Prefecture as of the 9th.

34,201 cases, 252,169 since the beginning, making that 13.56% of all since it started.

This month. 18,884 cases, 362,458 since the beginning representing also for that month a much higher percentage of 13.56%

The worrying figures/statistics are the people under 30, and although I didn't record these last month, just on a daily basis, today's 534 under 30 years of age represents 43% of the 1,242 cases.

Just hoping this trend also drops over time.

In the meantime, stay safe.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

@Kobe White Bar Owner

If you trust these numbers I have a bridge to sell you!

what number would be high enough for you to trust ?

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

How many tests?

2 ( +14 / -12 )

Numbers falling across the country. 63M people now fully vaccinated, so expect these numbers to drop further over the coming weeks.

Bridges for sale too apparently

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

To be honest, I hope the cases of infections will drop even further.

But that's just me hoping! The future will show.

In addition new variants are appearing .... how will they affect our future daily lives?

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

With the 5th wave in the waning phase, there is nothing surprising in the numbers. We can only rejoice.

So what next? What is the incompetent national government's wonderful plan to bring the next wave under control?

So far, the ingenuity of the LDP wankers has been to open oxygen stations and bankrupt izakaya, bars and other evening restaurants.

And let's not talk about the closed borders to prevent the virus from entering when it has already taken hold at the national level. Tourism players are also adrift.

What a bunch of suckers these leading politicians.

Europe broke down last year but since this summer, post-covid normality is gradually settling in.

Life will never come back as before, that's for sure. Humanity must adapt to viruses. Just as it will have to deal with climate change.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

@tooheysnew

What about using EU standard :

more than 300 tests per 100 000 inhabitants conducted over the previous seven days

*not more than 4% positive tests among all COVID-19 tests carried out in the previous seven days

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/coronavirus/covid-19-travel-into-the-eu/

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

If there are no symptoms, don't test.

Numbers are great.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

What about using EU standard : 

more than 300 tests per 100 000 inhabitants conducted over the previous seven days

*not more than 4% positive tests among all COVID-19 tests carried out in the previous seven days

I’d go higher. Mass testing is very useful to identify new strains and how widespread they are as quickly as possible. The Eta variant has been detected in Japan. Let’s see how many have got it, what kind of symptoms ( if any ) are been shown and let’s see if there is anything else out there. Clearer pictures are useful.

The people against mass testing seem to be those more interested in narratives. They are to be ignored.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

This is great. Finally proof that over a year of state of emergency and no drinking after 8pm really does work!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

is It out of 2000 tests again?

 1,297 down from last Friday

Amazing achievement. No other country, let alone city, has managed this kind of drop …without doing it magically.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

A drop is sheer impossible, only a slower acceleration of increasing, best case is zero new cases, but never ever a dropping. lol

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Whether I trust government numbers or not. These are the numbers we get. If severe hospitalised patients are down 8 let’s hope it stays in the same direction. Maybe then the government will allow us to open bars/ restaurants etc.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The numbers of young sick people needs to go down more . . . .

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4 ( +4 / -0 )

For those that keep going on that testing numbers don't matter.

Look at why the EU and soon other are banning Japanese travelers.

High cases are o e things but a country with high cases most test 300 people per 100,000.

Japan as a whole barely does 30% if the required testing, Tokyo isn't even getting 25% if the required testing.

So it seems that the world is catching on to the "Magic" low numbers that Japan has managed to have.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

AntiquesavingToday  06:25 pm JST

For those that keep going on that testing numbers don't matter.

Random testing doesn't matter. Testing symptomatic matters. Those numbers are DOWN over 3 weeks. This is good news. Obviously things are getting better. The public self assess their risk and act accordingly. If you don't trust the numbers why did you panic post when the numbers were going up in early August? It seems you won't be happy unless Japan suffers more. Such a terrible way to think.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Some black humor ok? lol First, the bad news, testing efforts are sooo low, as always. Now the good news, genome sequencing efforts are high, and they even found some Eta and Kappa cases.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

It seems you won't be happy unless Japan suffers more. Such a terrible way to think.

I am quite happy, I am just not delusional as to think Tokyo only has 1,242 cases a day, especially when at the same time the government says hospitals are having trouble coping with the number of cases.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Long old day - Haven't had a chance to look at the testing for the last 52 Fridays to get a test/positive ratio. Would you be as kind to post those figures @Antiquesaving? I'll be back in 30 mins or so to have a look.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Resident that’s a good one

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

7.10pm poster

Any evidence of the numbers being manipulated please? Also interested in the numbers for Friday for the last year, thanks.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

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