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Tokyo reports 1,273 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,807

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 1,273 new coronavirus cases, up 31 from Friday and 1,089 down from last Saturday. It is the 20th 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 1,496.3.

People in their 20s (317 cases) and their 30s (253) accounted for the highest numbers, while 260 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 233, down 10 from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,057, down 68 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 8,807. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (1,263), Aichi (970), Kanagawa (862), Saitama (780), Hyogo (507), Chiba (429), Fukuoka (378), Okinawa (270), Kyoto (199), Hokkaido (156), Gifu (153), Ibaraki (140), Shizuoka (134) and Hiroshima (110).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 56.

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More positive news today. There is nothing negative about this to add from anybody today, surely.

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Heading in the right direction! Can't wait to travel.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 233, down 10 from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,057, down 68 from Friday.

Positive news.

Get vaccinated when you can.

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There is nothing negative about this to add from anybody today, surely.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 233, down 10 from Friday...The nationwide figure was 2,057, down 68 from Friday.

Tokyo had 15 covid deaths yesterday, nationwide there were 78 deaths.

Did the people with severe symptoms get better, or did they die?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

6 ( +14 / -8 )

Looks promising . . .

As always - time will show.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

cleoToday  05:25 pm JST

Oh Cleo, you are asking a question none of the "covid is beat" "numbers are down" crowd like.

I mean reality and facts are not what they like.

But yeah 15 dead but severe cases down by 10 logically means 5 new cases replacing those that died.

-9 ( +8 / -17 )

5.36pm poster

Numbers down again and still complaining and full of doom and gloom. Time to get over it, things are heading back to normal now.

-1 ( +17 / -18 )

Numbers down again and still complaining and full of doom and gloom. Time to get over it, things are heading back to normal now.

Asking the obvious question did the severe cases go down because people got better or because they died is something any caring and intelligent person should be asking.

But not certain people here as all they care about is their own fun!

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

5:36 poster :

What will be enough for you? Do you wish to follow the Australian / NZ model?

It is beginning to sound like you WANT bad news.

Please tell us what will make you start to have some positive thoughts.

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7,000 tests results in a low number of positives.

Gee, whoever would have thought?

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In my understanding, due to everyone wearing masks and traveling less, the number of influenza deaths is way down and maybe the total deaths for the last year are less than they would have been if there was no covid. On the other hand I just had a friend in Tokyo drink himself to death from the social isolation and inability to find a new job after being fired. So, these are tough times for many.

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... And @Antiquesaving. I am in no way suggesting that Covid is beaten. But we really go have to think about getting on with life and accepting that this Virus is now endemic and we will have to start living with it and the risks involved.

Vaccination is going as quickly as feasibly possible. I'm sorry for those who are still struggling to get a vaccination but this really is due to the massive massive uptake. It really looks like Japan will achieve a very high percentage of the eligible population fully vaccinated by the end of November if not before. The antivaxx movement is weak here unlike the USA, unfettered by far right conspiracy theorists and religious freaks. Fortunately the most you see here are a few weirdos outside train stations and some very odd people using fringe websites like this to spread their 'message'

Get vaccinated! Two to three more weeks and I am very confident we will take the first steps back to an unrestricted life. By next Spring it's possible that we might feel like this never happened.

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Did the people with severe symptoms get better, or did they die?

There may be many reasons for a lower Covid death rate in a country. Filters/mis-categorization undercounting, not counting at all, co-morbidities, incompetence in accounting, corruption, overall health of the population, Covid countermeasures being practiced, vaccines, access to life saving healthcare/hospitals…

It seems obvious that the numbers by country are all over the place worldwide and unreliable. Perhaps we in Japan will find out in 20 years.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/coronavirus-excess-deaths-tracker

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

The governors should be very very concerned.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Japan is doing great because nobody is breaking the rules.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

It’s obvious after Olympic they are now keeping the confirm cases under 13k lol. You know this is all bogus propaganda

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

In my understanding, due to everyone wearing masks and traveling less

Generally true. There are some children who love to talk about their frequent travels and even about eating sweets on the trains, but they aren’t serious.

People have been pretty good in Japan compared to what I’ve read about and seen in other countries.

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Time to get over it, things are heading back to normal now.

You’ve been saying that almost daily since April. You’ll be right eventually, but not yet.

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Sorry for the loss of your friend @Reckless 6:04pm: … these are tough times for many.

“I just had a friend in Tokyo drink himself to death from the social isolation and inability to find a new job after being fired.” -

Sad the “downvoters” don’t want to consider ‘the realities’ for most people over the last year, lackadaisically referring to these as “sob stories” and just want to get back to “their” party. Seems everything else is ‘an inconvenience’ for just Them.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

You could say the same thing about the posters about the doom and gloom, always on about low testing high percentage when it’s high but for the last 2 weeks it’s been lower they go quite themselves. But they still pop up to give their way is the the absolute truth and nothing is going to change their mindset

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Time to open the pubs !

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It seems obvious that the numbers by country are all over the place worldwide and unreliable. Perhaps we in Japan will find out in 20 years.

Well that is the average time past health crisises took in Japan to get the facts and truth, I don't see why this time will be any different.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 233, down 10 from Friday, health officials said. 

What difference does it make how many Tokyo people are in hospital when there are thousands who aren't? Why aren't there daily reports about the numbers who are being forced to recover at home? Why aren't their daily updates about the tally of infected who are being turned away from hospitals?

How is any of this responsible governance or responsible reporting? It's like ignoring the majority of severe cases in Tokyo for optics and to push a narrative. Someone at home on a ventilator certainly needs to be counted as a severe patient.

How this country has been allowed to get away with the things it has without most of the developed world taking it to task is just insane.

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1273 cases in Tokyo- People in their 20s (317 cases) and their 30s (253) accounted for the highest numbers, while 260 cases were aged under 20. So 443 cases are over 40. Why are number of cases in the older group omitted and the reader has to calculate the number? If anyone is interested in the deaths from Covid in Japan up to 6 September 2021 according to age and male/female ratio you can find it at the link here-http://www.ipss.go.jp/projects/j/choju/covid19/index-en.asp

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