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Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 1,853 new coronavirus cases, down 509 from Saturday and 1,228 down from last Sunday. It is the 14th 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 2,549.3.

People in their 20s (490 cases), their 30s (328) and their 40s (289) accounted for the highest numbers, while 398 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 264, down three from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,207, down 16 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 12,908. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (1,820), Aichi (1,376), Kanagawa (1,242), Chiba (1,129), Saitama (817), Hyogo (696), Fukuoka (589), Okinawa (367), Kyoto (339), Ibaraki (259), Shizuoka (221), Hokkaido (218), Gifu (164), Nara (156), Mie (137), Hiroshima (136), Okayama (133) and Gunma (96).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 31.

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And we are now getting a new week about to start, and numbers to my mind don't seem to be where they should be.

With 1,853 cases today, that brings the total number of cases for the month here in the Tokyo prefecture to 13,021.  That represents 3.65% of all cases this month so far, which is small I admit low, but considering the prefecture's total since the beginning of the pandemic now is 356,595 cases, that still is not the numbers or percentage I would like to see it.

Just saying my bit for what it's worth.

Cheers for now and stay safe

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Mission Accomplished Suga-san. Well done.

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What was the number of tests conducted?

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What? @Reckless 5pm, no “Thanks” to ‘the other heads of the Hydra’?

“This really suggests to me that unlike other countries, in Japan the PM is more of a figurehead and there is a council behind the scenes that really runs things and controls him.“

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Mr. Leighton, you keep at it DAILY.

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Suga-san, well done?

Not medium rare or even rare?

Anyways, the case number dropped" significantly, agreed!

Hope and wish it will continue like this, but the next couple of days and weeks will show.

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Reckless Today  05:03 pm JST

Mission Accomplished Suga-san. Well done.

Can you explain ?

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JackoToday  05:06 pm JST

What was the number of tests conducted?

Does it really matter ?

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klausdorthToday  05:10 pm JST

Hope and wish it will continue like this, but the next couple of days and weeks will show.

The number will decrease, the peak has been reached and in the next days and week the wave will be over just to let the new one appearing. As Japanese Governement has no plan, this will happen and it will be again the same sad stories. Japanese government does not emphasized on prevention. Stupid and nonsense decisions will be made in the middle of elections. Good luck Japan.

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No need to fake numbers anymore. Suga quit. We should see numbers going high soon enough.

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My prediction for the next few months assuming this trend continues:

The LDP will start a "victory tour" proclaiming how its guidance and unrivaled skill has "prevented a disaster." This will be followed by the masses allowing the Party to continue governing the country when general elections are held in a few months. No mass change, so no mass changes to be made.

Those who are actively seeking vaccination will stop, since "the danger is over", especially among people under 30. The government will then be in a situation not unlike the US counterpart, where supply is greatly exceeding demand.

The virus will continue to be a daily nuisance but largely ignored because there will be "only" 500-1000 cases per day, and mostly in Tokyo. This will "allow" people the "freedom" of mind to stop all intelligent behavior as the wearing of masks drops, Go To campaigns resume, international travel resumes, etc.

Another wave will then emerge several months later, largely fueled by the behavior described above, coupled possibly by greater distribution of the Lambda and Mu variants. More breakthrough cases will occur, either by lack of booster shots among the earliest vaccinated, or just vaccine resistance on the part of the latest mutations.

Japan will eventually be right back to late July/early August, with another SOE and absolutely nothing having been done to prepare for a rise in cases. People will be confused how the virus came back, ignorantly assuming it ever left.

I so hope to be wrong, but fear I won't be. The entire world told us that COVID would be gone by Summer 2020 and yet it's now going into Fall 2021 and nothing has really changed. All those who think vaccines are the miracle solution? Stop for a second and think: How many poorer countries around the world have vaccinated even 40% of their populations? How likely is it a new mutation will emerge as a result? How likely is it that people from those countries (or any, really) will resume travel and, without a quarantine in place, will be able to bring new variants for global distribution? Consider that all it takes is a mutation that renders vaccines 1-2% less effective to have massive ramifications when you're talking about tens of millions of people, with 5-10% decreased efficacy being a serious danger.

I for one am concerned what will happen in Tokyo specifically. Since around March of last year, people have generally been more contentious of their behavior and actions regarding the virus. This may largely be a product of the SOEs. Should the government gives an "all clear" sign in the next month or two, everything goes out the window. Tokyo is dangerously crowded, and when that foot traffic resumes, especially if masks are gone, there is major potential for big problems.

Of course the other side is, what happens if the government doesn't say "go back to normal life"? At some point the population at large will become totally immune to the SOE mentality and no one will follow it anyway.

Perhaps I'm just worrying for no reason here, but I'm legitimately more concerned with what's going to happen for the remainder of the year than I was everything until now.

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Foreigner

No need for concern. Covid is being dealt with, we have to live with it. We’ve done much better here than most developed countries without any lockdowns or draconian laws

-11 ( +10 / -21 )

BS numbers

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Hopefully, the numbers will continue to go down . . . ,

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hmmm I smell BS, any1 else?

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TheTruthIsOutThereToday  05:19 pm JST

Does it really matter ?

Yes it does because if say, only 3000 tests were conducted, that means about ONE in TWO people contracted the virus. Scary thought no?

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Hopefully the number of deaths start to go down now also

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Agreed, looks falsified (no pun intended, ffs) @KWBO 6:26pm. These recent numbers may be more “smelly” than Kugenuma at sunrise.

@Kobe White Bar Owner 6:26pm: “hmmm I smell BS, any1 else?” -

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JackoToday  06:28 pm JST

Yes it does because if say, only 3000 tests were conducted, that means about ONE in TWO people contracted the virus. Scary thought no?

Since 1st of August, Tokyo has performed a average daily of 14,000 to 17,500 tests, The number of infected detected was from 3,300 to 4,800. Positivity rate was from 20 to 29 %.

The number of average daily deaths nationwide started from 9 beginning of August to reach now 60. The number is low for sure but it is underestimated.

Regarding other numbers like people in ICU, number of patients still incapacitated after recovering from ICU or moderate symptoms... this is unclear due to the lack of transparency (on incompetence) from Japan.

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Numbers falling across the country which is positive to see, although I see all the conspiracy theorists are out to dispute them again. With the vaccination program rolling on at over 130m doses, it was inevitable numbers would fall.

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No need for concern. Covid is being dealt with, we have to live with it. We’ve done much better here than most developed countries without any lockdowns or draconian laws

Unfortunately people said there was no need for concern last year when there were like 60 cases a day for the whole country. And I'm not sure by what metric you're using to say "better" given the way in which entire segments of Japan have been singled out and punished. With a lockdown, everyone is equally denied their freedom, which is then universally and uniformly restored. With Japanese SOEs, those who suffer are basically small businesses, independent resturants, bars or izakayas, part-time workers, service staff and other working-class jobs.

It's shocking how many smaller hotels have closed over the past year, and even some larger ones. What happens to the staff? Maids can't telework, nor can cooks, reception staff, event staff, etc. The same with the owner of a local bar, not to mention the push to ban alcohol from being served and closing at 8PM.

I think people who feel Japan has "done better" than other countries look only at their own situation, with many being those with good jobs or secure employment. Please go to the local unemployment office or your city hall and ask the workers there about those seeking aid and assistance. These victims are also likely to be the same group waiting to be vaccinated, another issue that elites seem keen to ignore entirely because they got jabbed months ago.

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Big fall in active cases by over 10k as a lot more people recovering from the virus.

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ianToday  06:30 pm JST

Hopefully the number of deaths start to go down now also

Absolutely not unfortunately !

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So where are the superspreader numbers that all the doomsayers were predicting ?

All that stress & anger for nothing !

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Foreigner

No mate, I work for myself. If I don’t graft I can’t support myself. I look at the big picture, not selectively choosing bits I want to comment on.

indeed Japan has done well compared to most industrialized nations, the evidence is there for all to see.

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70% of cases are contracted via family members. Once it gets into the home, Delta is hard to stop.

Big responsibility on schools to keep the kids as uninfected as possible in the new term.

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If the vaccine suppresses symptoms, like coughing, and so vaccinated people who get it believe they are fine when in fact they are infected and go around and spread it to everyone, like in Israel, why is this a good idea?

Anyone who gets this virus should know they have it so they can take precautions like staying at home. If the most heavily vaccinated country in the world isnt stopping the spread of the virus but is in fact increasing its spread, shouldnt we be rethinking the idea of mass vaccination?

These numbers are phenomenally low considering the density of Tokyo's population and the supposed ease of transmission with this virus.

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All that stress & anger for nothing !

ICU's full to the brim, people left to fend for themselves at home and sometimes die there. Nothing to see here, all is good!

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Happy the numbers continue to fall.

What's concerning for me personally is that Chiba is still well over 1000 day, now proportionally far worse than Tokyo and not falling at anywhere near the same rate.

Seems that nationally the trend is clearly down though so hopefully tide will turn soon.

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If the vaccine suppresses symptoms, like coughing, and so vaccinated people who get it believe they are fine when in fact they are infected and go around and spread it to everyone, like in Israel, why is this a good idea?

Because then you would be leaving the majority of people without the carrot and stick they have been using to deal with everything. Vaccination alone will not stop the disease or the spread, but it provides sufficient "cover" to tell the general public it's safe to resume economic activities the government needs to function. Then if people get sick, the problem is with the individual and their behavior or health profile, not the leadership which "did its part" to push vaccines.

Anyone who gets this virus should know they have it so they can take precautions like staying at home. If the most heavily vaccinated country in the world isnt stopping the spread of the virus but is in fact increasing its spread, shouldnt we be rethinking the idea of mass vaccination?

Oh I totally agree. And to the best of my knowledge other countries have encouraged and promoted testing. Japan, and Tokyo in particular, has not taken this approach. Testing requires resources and logistics that simply don't exist. Just like how the city is unable to do proper contact tracing, not because it's a bad idea, but because it lacks the means to do so. And yet there are something like 10,000 people working in Tocho...

The hospital situation in Tokyo is a great microcosm of the larger situation. Thousands and thousands of people sick at home because no effort was made to prepare. Was it a lack of funding? A lack of competency? A lack of risk assessment? A lack of judgement? A lack of information? Who knows. But just like how chaos ensues the minute there is a big snowstorm, so too has the city failed to manage the virus.

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Hopefully the number of deaths start to go down now also

Absolutely not unfortunately !

I hope this is the start.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 31.

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Go Down !! Go Down !!

Until my resign day , the end of September no rise up the Covid tested positive , anymore !! serious patients are so many you have no matter about that !!

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If the vaccine suppresses symptoms, like coughing, and so vaccinated people who get it believe they are fine when in fact they are infected and go around and spread it to everyone, like in Israel, why is this a good idea?

If vaccine suppresses symptoms then if everyone is vaccinated everyone will not have symptoms.

Just the general idea, we all know vaccines' efficacy isn't perfect

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Falsesteve

We’ve done much better here than most developed countries without any lockdowns or draconian laws

You reached that conclusion based on what or you are just parroting what Kyodo has been dishing to us often ?

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I look at the big picture, not selectively choosing bits I want to comment on.

You are clearly the most balanced, unbiased poster on this site! I have no idea why people continue to downvote you and challenge your wisdom.

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drlucifer

Based on low deaths, no lockdowns, no divided society of mask vs anti mask, no draconian laws, many other things

Fuzzy

Probably the most accurate and honest comments you’ve ever made on JT.

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Falsesteve

Based on low deaths, no lockdowns, no divided society of mask vs anti mask, no draconian laws, many other things

Low deaths from what ?

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Does anyone know if these numbers include tests and positive cases from the Athletes' Village? My guess is no, because those are probably not done by public health centers. Does anyone know for sure?

Low testing numbers, which are usually not announced or if they are they are not reported, are leading to low positive case counts. I worry this is giving people a false sense of security. If the public were being tested like the Athletes' Village has been, the numbers would likely be extremely high.

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@fuzzy

Nothing to see here, all is good!

Yep, you were predicting 10,000 at one stage - so all is good indeed

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drlucifer

Low deaths from a virus called Covid.

Kevin

Nothing to worry about, worrying causes stress which actually lowers the immune systems ability. Living with a covid is what we have to do whilst taking precautions.

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Yep, you were predicting 10,000 at one stage - so all is good indeed

Almost seems like they want it just to prove a point.

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Does anyone know if these numbers include tests and positive cases from the Athletes' Village? My guess is no, because those are probably not done by public health centers. Does anyone know for sure?

I'm quite sure tests from athletes' village aren't included.

Everyone there is tested everyday probably more than once.

If those tests are included the increase in numbers should be quite noticeable

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My problem with the testing is that if you work at a school, for example, and a teacher or a student tests positive, if everyone has been wearing the correct masks, the classrooms are properly ventilated, and nobody spoke when they took their masks off, then the inspectors will declare that the infected person has no close contacts and the school can remain open. The health inspectors test the family members of infected people, but I feel that they don't have the capacity to test large numbers of close contacts.

IIRC, there are around 3700 medical institutions that conduct these tests. They have a capacity of 40,000 tests per day. The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health has a capacity of 1000 tests per day.

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Falsesteve

Low deaths from a virus called Covid.

What have you to say about Japans postmortem testing ?

No need talking about pre-mortem testing has we all know it is lower than

countries like UAE with population less than one-tenth of Japan.

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Yep, you were predicting 10,000 at one stage - so all is good indeed

Nice deflection.

Almost seems like they want it just to prove a point.

It’s interesting that the people that make claims like this are the ones that clearly care only for themselves.

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