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Tokyo reports 1,681 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,837

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 1,681 new coronavirus cases, up 85 from Friday and up 155 from last Saturday.

There were no infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 39, down one from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 14,837. Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Okinawa (1,268), Osaka (1,255), Kanagawa (895), Aichi (830), Fukuoka (717), Hokkaido (692), Saitama (605), Hyogo (601), Kumamoto (472), Chiba (449), Kyoto (344), Kagoshima (343), Hiroshima (337), Miyagi (284), Aomori (266), Nagasaki (232), Okayama (218), Ibaraki (210), Shizuoka (187), Miyazaki (172), Gifu (161), Nagano (157) and Gunma (152).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 20.

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Steven

I don’t recall anyone saying that deaths do not matter.

Regardless of vaccinations, which are pretty useless against Omicron regrading infection and transmission, and isolating, Covid will be around. Everyone will have it, in the U.K. 99.3% have antibodies now, maybe higher.

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falseflagsteveJune 18  08:59 pm JST

Mr McCarthy

My dear chap, you keep saying the hospitals are rammed full of poor people suffering terribly with Covid symptoms, however that is totally incorrect as the previous commenter kindly said

its time to relax old boy and get things in perspective. Covid is and will be around, it’s not causing serious problems now.

i would suggest it’s time for you to focus on your and your loved ones well being and enjoy life, it’s summer time for picnics and trips with our loved ones.

My perspective…. Being DEAD is a serious problem… NOW! There is no recovery from dead … yet someone has maintained the position that all deaths from Covid are acceptable and not serious …

I’m not FFS’s “Dear Anything!” That would be his “partner.!.” The number of actual hospitalizations is supplied by the jgov ! Not me! Covid will be around as long as there are those who are anti any and everything as related to mitigation of the PANDEMIC! I am quite relaxed! I can comprehend basic truths for what they are and do not live in the world of denial and fanciful thoughts! My focus is always on me and my family …. But unlike some (the minority) I care about others health too!

I suggest it’s way passes time that people stop devaluing others lives as meaningless and that their deaths don’t matter , aren’t serious, or otherwise acceptable!

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Mr McCarthy

My dear chap, you keep saying the hospitals are rammed full of poor people suffering terribly with Covid symptoms, however that is totally incorrect as the previous commenter kindly said

its time to relax old boy and get things in perspective. Covid is and will be around, it’s not causing serious problems now.

i would suggest it’s time for you to focus on your and your loved ones well being and enjoy life, it’s summer time for picnics and trips with our loved ones.

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@Steven Mccarthy

This is actually the most reasonable and moderate comments of yours I've seen to date! Though if i could offer any constructive criticism it would be to make sure to clarify that the translation 'hospitalizations' does not mean overnight admissions like some may assume; but also any brief consultation with OTC symptom-managing medication recommendation. I would also suggest that you specify what you mean is that omicron is cumulatively the deadliest by way of being the variant the vast majority has been infected with, not that it is deadlier per capita than any other variant.

Seems like not only the infection rate has been improving lately, keep it up!

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Time for some much need science based and jgov supplied facts !

The current number of all hospitalizations is:

Hospitalizations 136,134

Change from previous day

+218

The plus +218 is the net add of newly added vs discharged the same day. It’s the 1st net increase in 17 days … while the number of newly confirmed cases is on the right trajectory downward, people are still dying everyday… from Covid. And is reflective of the bare minimum of testing Japan has always done …. Or not . Also , Covid by every scientific and medical definition is NOT endemic… yet … it may eventually get theee but it is currently still a global pandemic. As for “moving on” or “opening up,” can anyone with any credibility on the issue be specific as to what those mean ? Japan has never been closed …. Except for the borders…. Which was the same thing every country did at some point. But currently, Japan is completely open for business and domestically, it never closed . I suspect those of you whining on and on are the ones who have and are still holed up. But no one who has lived in Japan through the entire pandemic can credibly state that Japan ever had a single life altering restriction. Lastly , year to date , 5..5 months or 1/5th of the entire duration of the pandemic have been the deadliest days/weeks/months from Covid, specifically… omicron than the next 5.5 top months combined. Omicron is the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date. There is no way to spin , twist , warp, or deny basic facts.

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Ok now really it’s time to move on from covid .

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So the endemic is doing what an endemic does.

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@painkiller

Could you provide any source at all for the omicron variant having a higher mortality rate per capita than earlier variants? If you actually for some reason are redundantly referring to cumulative deaths, then of course omicron which stands for the overwhelming majority of cases thus far would have the highest body count.

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@painkiller

It is a better situation that 4 times as many people are infected?

Context is important, so the prognosis with it being on a quite rapid decline currently is indeed better than a year back when a more severe variant was just barely starting to gain traction.

If you were in Japan then you would know there are no measures.

I believe they were referring to earlier measures, current measures such as border policy and recommendations involving testing positive, and the measures that apply common seasonal viruses of which there are none.

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Omicron and its subvariants have been calculated to be anywhere 0.5 to a few times worse than influenza in terms of mortality... for a healthy young adult even being 10 times deadlier than influenza wouldn't be too worrisome given how incredibly low the risk is in the first place, but those numbers are really at play in the elderly and immunocompromised population.

Like other countries who are further along - it will eventually fall closer to or even lower than seasonal influenza levels thanks to Omicrons relative mildness compared to the earlier variants, natural resistance from earlier infections and vaccination of those at risk.

It certainly appears to be on the decline albeit it leveling out to a natural baseline like any other virus.

Opening the borders with no restrictions could absolutely cause a bump in infections with hundreds of thousands of people going to the same crowded tourist spots all over the country, but whether that would even be significant or if the infection rate would continue to fall anyway as has been seen elsewhere - is up to the ministry of health to conclude.

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The number of infected in Tokyo are almost 4 times the number of this date one year ago. How is that a satire?

Since the number of deaths and people on serious conditions is very low compared with last year it is obviously inappropriate to say the situation is in any way worse.

Infections are no longer as risky as they were last year, that is what justifies relaxing measures. At some point in the future it will be as risky and other currently prevalent respiratory infections, which also obviously means it would require a similar level of measures.

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no infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo

It’s time to stop counting Covid numbers.

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Another jump in numbers. Okinawa too.

Keep your masks handy, and be prepared to ride out the next few months staying inside.

Lol. Talk about being melodramatic. Stay locked up inside if you want. Not me.

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Stay inside when there are no infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms?

you must be joking.

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Another jump in numbers. Okinawa too.

Keep your masks handy, and be prepared to ride out the next few months staying inside.

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