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Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 1,763 new coronavirus cases, up 635 from Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1453.6.

People in their 20s (574 cases), their 30s (368) and their 40s (305) accounted for the highest numbers, while 248 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 72, down two from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 448, up 12 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 5,020. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (531), Osaka (471), Saitama (449), Chiba (279), Okinawa (209), Fukuoka (162), Hyogo (138), Hokkaido (113), Aichi (109), Kyoto (80), Shizuoka (72), Ishikawa (72), Ibaraki (63), Tochigi (43) and Fukushima (37).

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

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Record high for a Sunday. Even with the 4 day weekend. Get ready for a wild ride.

19 ( +29 / -10 )

Please, don’t complain. You’ve insisted in not listening for more than one and a half year now and prefer to suffer instead. A bad and stupid but of course possible choice.

-14 ( +8 / -22 )

Will Olympic-related Covid cases also “be updated later” and included ‘here’ or, will they again get a separate column devoted to it, like yesterday?:

*- “Olympic-related COVID cases now 127“ -July 24 *

(A simple, yellow-highlighted Moderator’s notation “Yes/No” below will suffice.) - Thank you for your daily, public service.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

755 more than last week

biggest number for sunday!

14 ( +19 / -5 )

Wow Tokyo is breaking Personal Records again! This 4 day weekend its HOT but im sure no one in Japan sitting home hermiting from covid.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Still seeing 71% infections under 50 years of age. I imagine that percentage is only going to increase. That bodes well for seniors but still is a concern IF the strain starts causing statistically significant serious health concerns to younger folks. The data doesn't show that yet.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1105162/japan-patients-detail-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-by-age-and-gender/

This bar graph in the link above shows an AGE breakdown of Japan's total cases besides the deaths. Regular news outlets don't usually report this so it is quite interesting to see.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Okinawa had over 200 cases today too!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Day after day new records of new corona cases. Thats Olympic spirit!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Roughly 1.400 one week ago!

Another increase, despite what some people minor want us make believe!

6 ( +10 / -4 )

If you shorted it you are in the money. My prediction based on my own log program predicted 2187. Dang.

Good luck Japan. How many of you posters have been vaccinated by the way?

When the update later shows will it state how many were vaccinated and how many not? Very relevant information when stating numbers of infected.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Olympic covid number seems safety now so that's good.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

Very concerning. I got bad news from Florida where delta is prevalent. Father's friend is young 40's guy and his wife, anti-vaxxers, wife now in ICU with coronavirus and feels like she can't breathe and may be intubated; brother's friend is 45 yo dentist there also not vaccinated, got coronavirus and died a few days ago. This looks like it may be very risky for younger folks. I was just in my Tokyo supermarket and a young mother was coughing her lungs out and sounded more than a cold. Definitely get your vaccine and be careful.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

People who can enjoy the Olympics are very selfish and ignorant.

7 ( +18 / -11 )

The chickens are coming home to roost.

My guess is that once these games are done a lot of people in important positions are going to be saying (quietly and definitely not to the media) "why didn't we listen to the doctors and scientists?"

Of course, their proclamations to the media will instead be about how wonderful the games were and how everyone got to see Japan's samurai spirit, etc.

My other guess? We will learn absolutely nothing from this.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

I flew out of Japan last week and I am now on Guam where the case count is under 50 and will return on Tuesday if weather permits and I am not looking forward to it at all. The freedom to get in a car and go to the beach, the worry of not catching COVID and I even had a beach birthday party for my child. My child is going to reside here until next January when I hope a large majority of people are vaccinated, until that time there is no chance of coming home and going to a Japanese school.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

To fiddle while Rome burns...

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The number of cases are frighteningly high all over Japan suddenly, even if the deaths are low. Probably is 1) deaths follow cases by a couple of weeks, 2) hospital capacity 3) long COVID.

Masks alone don't protect against the Delta variant as its R value is 5-6, which is up there with measles, the previously most infections pathogen.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

At Zoroto. Are you a doctor or a virologist? When will you quote the size of individual virus units and claim they can go through masks? Of course they can.

but they travel with millions of others at a time in huge vapor particles, and even a simple mask worn correctly can stop those. Issue is people touch the outside of their masks, lay them on tables, and don’t wash their hands.

You seem to care for people however, so sorry I offended.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

Here in the States, the unvaccinated are dying from Covid, while still refusing to get vaccinated!

18 ( +20 / -2 )

@Reckless

I saw a story out of Florida. One hospital where 44% of COVID-19 patients at the hospital were in their 40s or younger. Another where the median age of patients was 49 compared to in the 60s during past waves.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/northeast-florida-hospitals-returning-covid-19-peak-amid/story?id=78973628

5 ( +7 / -2 )

-11( +5 / -16 )

As expected, a few understand, the majority believes what they are told from those who don’t do anything. The next thing, some comments always state something like death rates are low under delta. How can you ever know? That less people die the same days while delta infected, doesn’t mean they also are unaffected by LongCovid, organ damages and a severely reduced life expectancy, therefore quickly dying during one of the next few waves etc. Your limitless optimism is really disturbing and not at all helpful. What is needed, are quick and harsh countermeasures. Can’t you comprehend that after almost 2 years of doing nothing?

2 ( +10 / -8 )

1glenn

Japan is not the State, full of obese people and the population in mostly bad health. It’s why deaths are low in Japan. The vaccine rollout is now protecting the elderly, severe cases and deaths shall remain low.

Delta is not more deadly than other variants

-15 ( +13 / -28 )

People in their 20s (574 cases), their 30s (368) and their 40s (305) accounted for the highest numbers, while 248 cases were aged under 19.

Looks like you are immune when you are 19 years old.

Saw this information the other days too but I wanted to check it several times.

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

My prediction based on my own log program predicted 2187.

What is a log program?

Is it like a ‘5 for ¥100’ notepad pack from Daiso?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Japan is not the State, full of obese people and the population in mostly bad health. It’s why deaths are low in Japan. The vaccine rollout is now protecting the elderly, severe cases and deaths shall remain low.

Delta is not more deadly than other variants

This is definitely wrong prooven by scientists! It is 5 times more infectable then type A.

After a OPEN AIR festival in the netherlands which way joined by 20000 people , 1000 got infected by Delta.

This is serious!

5 ( +13 / -8 )

Imagine getting so bent out of shape about 72 people out of 14 million in the hospital. Even 72 out of 1763 cases is only 4 percent! 1% mortality rate in Japan. That means 99% survival rate. Does anybody actually pay attention to these numbers? At some point people are going to have to pull their heads out if the sand and move on. We will never fully prevent the spread of coronaviruses. It's literally the same family as the common cold.

-12 ( +8 / -20 )

Imagine getting so bent out of shape about 72 people out of 14 million in the hospital. Even 72 out of 1763 cases is only 4 percent! 1% mortality rate in Japan. That means 99% survival rate.

Because you think this is the worst possible situation that could happen with the pandemic? That is obviously not the case, so being worried by the lack of control even when apparently there is nothing else the government can (or is willing to) to do in order to control the situation is justified.

The experts that deal with public health and infections are the first ones calling for more care, on what arguments can you support your conclusion that they are all with their "head in the sand" and you are right?

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Delta is not more deadly than other variants

This is definitely wrong prooven by scientists! It is 5 times more infectable then type A.

Increased rate of infection doesn't mean its more deadly. Generally the more easily a virus spreads the less deadly it becomes.

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

We will never fully prevent the spread of coronaviruses. It's literally the same family as the common cold.

It's literally NOT the same family as the common cold. Most common colds are not caused by coronaviruses.

3 ( +14 / -11 )

 We will never fully prevent the spread of coronaviruses. It's literally the same family as the common cold.

Most common cold virus strains are rhinovirus.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Increased rate of infection doesn't mean its more deadly. Generally the more easily a virus spreads the less deadly it becomes.

At the population level yes, it can definitely mean it. Unless an important decrease of its pathogenicity comes with the increase of the rate of infection causing more cases than other strains can only mean it will cause more deaths in the same way. There is no such report for Delta variants, so at this point it is considered more lethal. Also, viruses becoming less deadly is only one of the many different balanced situations it can reach with a host, and it can require several generations of the host to become so.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

This isn't a serious problem. The elderly are vaccinated and anyone under 65 has a recovery rate of over 99.99%. Its time to move on.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

We should really gather all the genuine experts on Covid, guys like Anthony Fauci, Dr. Omi, guys like that, and suggest they read this thread every day. Apparently there are several people on here who are absolutely certain that COVID is no big deal and have the confidence to state so without even needing to explain why.

Yeats nailed it:

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

And yet again, the vast majority of them were under 60.

And the vast majority of that vast majority were under 50.

Meaning there's a good chance that every one of these folks will survive it -- most without developing serious symptoms.

There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today.

Four.

Time to stop the collective COVID freak-outs, folks. Long overdue, in fact.

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

What is a log program?

It’s the biggest brother of ld program and ln program. ROFL

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Mr. Hakman:

"There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today. 

Four."

I wonder what you would say if one of them was your mum, or son. God forbid it was YOU.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

Waddo

Pulling at the heartstrings does nit change the figures, or the fact that deaths are minuscule, yet many are behaving as if outside is very dangerous.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

Record high for a Sunday. Even with the 4 day weekend. Get ready for a wild ride.

Well, there’s a typhoon expected this Tuesday.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

WaddoToday  09:40 pm JST

Mr. Hakman:

"There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today. 

Four."

I wonder what you would say if one of them was your mum, or son. God forbid it was YOU

You do know people die? We don't live forever?

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

Deaths are real low,eh? Should kinda put the breaks on overreacting. Except a lotta foreigners are packing it.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Japan is not the State, full of obese people and the population in mostly bad health. It’s why deaths are low in Japan. The vaccine rollout is now protecting the elderly, severe cases and deaths shall remain low.

Delta is not more deadly than other variants

In France there obesity has been among the lowest comorbidities though. On the website of the Agence nationale de santé publique you can find a document called Point épidémiologique hebdomadaire where they often give data on the comorbidities for cases where COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death in the electronic death certificate.

For the different age groups they also provide data on the percentage of people with no or no known comorbidities which ranges from 20 - 35% (which can of course also mean that in some cases an existing comorbidity has not been discovered). Among those a grand total of 6% were obese. Now unlike with other comorbidities obesity is obviously quite hard to miss. Only immunodeficiency ranked lower with 2%. Illnesses affecting the kidneys or the respiratory system were far more common (both 13%), as well as diabetes (16%) and arterial hypertension (22%). Illnesses affecting the heart actually top the list with 35%.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Larr FlintJuly 24  04:59 pm JST

Finally number are getting low. 

There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Where is that light now?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Lots of people walking around without face masks, even within Shops... so no surprise there.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Let us put the number of deaths "four" into perspective:

The number of deaths from traffic accidents in 2020 in Japan (lower than usual) on an average day is 2,839/365 (about 8).

I would think that taking reasonable precautions as already in effect, and not panicking, is sufficient.

From this perspective vaccination is not an urgent matter either.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

I'm not surprised the numbers are rising. I noticed middle of last week a lot of retired guys suddenly returning to the gym I use in Shinjuku. Obviously, they've all been vaccinated so feel safe. But, they were ignoring all the covid rules like don't talk or if you're coughing please leave. Somebody needs to let them know that just because they've been vaccinated it doesn't mean they are entirely safe or that they can't spread it. Oh, wait a minute the government just allowed a huge global sports day to happen and lots of foreigners in from all over the world, so I guess what's good for the goose is good for the gander. People have given up worrying.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Lots of people walking around without face masks, even within Shops

Which part of Japan? Certainly not in Tokyo. Essentially 100% are masked up inside.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I visited the Olympic Village today too, and saw several people (some foreigners/non-Asian) walking around without masks, and that's in the neighboring ku.

The Police - who were very prevalent, do not appear to have any powers to enforce face-mask wearing.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Also, the ban of Alcohol within Restaurants is a bit farcical since people will talk loudly with/or without having consumed it, as I also observed tonight.. and those were local Japanese Peoples too, not Foreigners.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Which part of Japan? Certainly not in Tokyo. Essentially 100% are masked up inside.

Oh dude, come to western Tokyo Tachikawa area and enjoy the opposite feeling!!!!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I'm only telling you what I see from around where I live, and even if I could post pictures of those peoples who walk around without facemasks, I probably wouldn't be allowed, without first airbrushing distinguishing features in order to protect their privacy... regardless upon how careless they are to the health of those amongst whom they wander.

Having an inoculation against a virus does not prevent you from spreading it.

In the case of COVID, you can catch this virus up to 30 days prior to showing symptoms.

So, facemasks, they're not something to be ashamed of, but to be proud to be wearing - you're doing your bit to save others and that should be seen as the "Hero" in you.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Cases, cases, cases.... so is the death rate up? Do hospitals have capacity problems? That would be relevant information. Instead, the corporate media keeps regaling us with "cases".

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Japan Today reporting this in such a positive way as if it was 10 infections today! Each day the reporting style of Japan Today seems to be deteriorating! They failed to mention that this is the highest infection rate ever for a Sunday and it’s 755 more than the previous Sunday. Other news sites such as The Japan Times, Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi and even NHK has been reporting these professionally with in-depth information.

Since people couldn’t get tested on Thursday and Friday due to national holidays the number was low on the following days. I expect lower numbers Tomorrow ( Monday ) and then it will hit high figures again by Wednesday!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Will Olympic-related Covid cases also “be updated later” and included ‘here’ or, will they again get a separate column devoted to it, like yesterday?:

Seems neither. Here the info :

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210725/p2g/00m/0sp/044000c

10 people + 9 police officers.

I think they publish number in early morning, so it is more like Saturday numbers from Friday/Saturday tests.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

More important is to look at the rate of hospitalisations and deaths, these tell how much there is immunity in the population, to resist the adverse effects of covid-19.

The only way to end the pandemic is to reach immunity, there are 2 ways to do it: to get vaccinated or have the disease. Any ”infection control” measures simply delay the inevitable. Please get vaccinated.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Never-the-less not wearing a face mask in Public .. during the Olympics, is a "No No"... and regardless whom you are... without one, it's a "walk on by" situation....

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

The grand total of 4 deaths in one day related to COVID-19. 84.1% of over 65s have had at least one dose of the vaccine and 65.5% have had both.

We are having a bit of a wave now, but this will be the last one as the vaccination program speeds on. Now at 77 million doses.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today.

Four.

Dont believe everything you read here! This information is not accurate!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

This one is interesting... the CCP really want you to catch their next virus, so encourage the "don't wear a face-mask if you've been inoculated' stance.... hence the big down votes I received. Well, you will all see soon enough.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Don’t want to misread Your point @Yubaru 12:42pm:

*- @Yubaru 12:42pm: “Dont believe everything you read here! This information is not accurate! [There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today. Four.] -*

Perhaps identifying who & what time was the original posting so, we don’t have to reread @ re-Search the entire thread? Seems like You’d want the source of misinformation to stand out?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

You’d want the source of misinformation to stand out?

Yes, as these "updates" are updated following the Tokyo numbers, to include all the other prefectures that have had relatively large numbers of reported cases.

BUT they fail to update the information that I referred to, the number of deaths. It is incorrect!

THIS information was added later, and the information regarding the number of reported deaths SHOULD have been updated as well, at the same time. The prefecture reports also include information about that, yet they are not updated here, as they should be!

> Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 5,020. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (531), Osaka (471), Saitama (449), Chiba (279), Okinawa (209), Fukuoka (162), Hyogo (138), Hokkaido (113), Aichi (109), Kyoto (80), Shizuoka (72), Ishikawa (72), Ibaraki (63), Tochigi (43) and Fukushima (37).

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