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Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 1,915 new coronavirus cases, down 1,166 from Sunday and 532 down from last Monday. It is the eighth 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 3,708.

People in their 20s (545 cases), their 30s (369) and their 40s (318) accounted for the highest numbers, while 322 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 287, down nine from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,075, up five from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 13,638. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (1,719), Osaka (1,605), Aichi (1,509), Saitama (1,106), Chiba (1,030), Fukuoka (626), Hyogo (433), Kyoto (345), Hokkaido (266), Hiroshima (256), Shizuoka (240), Ibaraki (227), Okinawa (207), Gifu (200), Mie (181), Nara (161), Okayama (151), Oita (122) and Shiga (113).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 46.


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Stay Strong Tokyo, Stay Strong Japan.

-6 ( +15 / -21 )

How can we trust these suddenly plummeting numbers? The Tokyo government itself admits that “there may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive.”

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

11 ( +31 / -20 )

3000 tests. What a flipping joke

28 ( +46 / -18 )

3000 tests. What a flipping joke

If correct, then these are truly disastrous numbers for Tokyo.

24 ( +37 / -13 )

How can we trust these suddenly plummeting numbers? 

yes, we only trust high numbers.

All low numbers should be treated with extreme caution

-22 ( +17 / -39 )

Again the conspiracy theorists question the numbers.

Japan now has over 70 million people who have had at least one dose of the vaccine, and of those, over 56 million people are fully vaccinated. It stands to reason that numbers would eventually fall again, and they appear to be falling around the country.

https://vdata.nikkei.com/newsgraphics/coronavirus-japan-vaccine-status/

-15 ( +17 / -32 )

I guess they ran out of tests yesterday.

21 ( +30 / -9 )

Well it is kind of pleasing to see the cases have dropped by just over 500 from last Monday, however in saying that the 122,697 cases here in Tokyo Prefecture this month still represents 36.02% of the total cases of 340,665

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Akula, 70 million across Japan and majority of those over 50. Have you seen the hospital stats, the majority that are in ICU are in their 20's, 30's and 40's and we don't have the stats on pediatric children. How is it Tokyo numbers are falling and Osaka's numbers are rising and they have less people, even other parts of Japan are increasing. Tokyo people are still going out in droves, food courts are still open and where people still sitting in these crowded indoor places and small izakayas, too, I see men drinking and eating with their masks off, CRAZY.

Only 3 weeks ago, I get a call from one of my student's mother stating her husband and daughter have the COVID. Guess how the COVID was caught? The student's father went out drinking with his mates and went home and 2 days later fell sick and had to go to COVID hotel. Only last week,\ the other 2 children in the home fell sick with it, and the mother is so angry that the father is living with his parents at the moment and when he will return is anyone's guess.

The number of testing is so low here in Tokyo that is criminal, and the private testing centers are not releasing their numbers due to privacy laws and so when does one give.

0 ( +20 / -20 )

Why do the CTs only believe the data when it rises or is at a high level? There's always an excuse when the numbers drop, but those braniacs always trust when there's an increase.

-17 ( +12 / -29 )

3112 tests is a new level of pathetic. Unbelievable.

19 ( +29 / -10 )

Fear mongers are disappointed...

-8 ( +21 / -29 )

It will be 499 right before the elections so the SOE can be ended? Aloha

13 ( +24 / -11 )

well that's good then..... so we can scratch this morning's:

"very difficult" to lift a COVID-19 state of emergency on its planned Sept 12 expiry date, as the country is still struggling to contain surging coronavirus infections and strains on the medical system.

can we?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

@Ashley Shiba

 the majority that are in ICU are in their 20's, 30's and 40's

Where are you getting your information? Please link your sources.

Toyokeizai give very different statistics for people in serious condition or in ICU:

80s+ - 88 people

70s - 151

60s - 115

50s - 99

40s - 48

30s - 2

20s - 0

10s - 1

under 10 - 0

You can find all this information yourself here:

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/

22 ( +23 / -1 )

Wow - that's a huge drop.

With this and the vaccines, think we'll be able to drop the State of Emergency as planned on September 12?

2 ( +17 / -15 )

3000 tests. What a flipping joke

Daily PCR tests in Tokyo is in the 15,000-20,000 range a day.

Not sure if you’re lazy or intentionally trying to spread misinformation, but I’m calling you out.

-23 ( +14 / -37 )

@Nibek32

If you click the link in the article it will take you to the official released figures including number of tests.

Tests conducted on 8/29 (the day reported) were 3,112. It's all there, linked in the article

36 ( +37 / -1 )

I think for the sake of Suga and his life line to stay PM Zero tests should be published

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

There is ZERO need to test people if they don't have symptoms because the TEST ITSELF IS NOT DESIGNED TO DIAGNOSE VIRUSES.

If people are getting the virus and they don't even know it then the death rate is even lower than it already is.

-11 ( +9 / -20 )

3.112 tests - 1.915 positive?

Tell me that's not true. Because if it was then it looks worse again!

Wonder what it will be like tomorrow.

9 ( +17 / -8 )

The tests published by the J gov do not include the private test numbers BUT private test-derived positve cases ARE added to the positive cases publised by J Gov.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

3,112 tests.

An outrage.

1,916 positive cases.

65% positivity.

A very bad number.

I expect the comments on this news to be shut down very soon.

14 ( +22 / -8 )

Again, these numbers are fairly typical of the Delta variant. The numbers increased at a high rate, and they're decreasing at a high rate. It's a curve. Its nature.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

Nibek32Today  05:30 pm JST

3000 tests. What a flipping joke

Daily PCR tests in Tokyo is in the 15,000-20,000 range a day.

Not sure if you’re lazy or intentionally trying to spread misinformation, but I’m calling you out

Good calling him out seeing the PDF is linked in the article.

Today 3,122 yesterday 8,890

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Daily PCR tests in Tokyo is in the 15,000-20,000 range a day.

Not sure if you’re lazy or intentionally trying to spread misinformation, but I’m calling you out.

If you click on that lovely little underlined red link that takes you to the numbers published by the Government (dodgy people I know but hey we take what we can) you'll see exactly how many tests were done over the last two days and then you can stop embarrassing yourself on the internet.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Tell_me_bout_itToday  05:18 pm JST

3112 tests is a new level of pathetic. Unbelievable.

Derek GrebeToday  05:49 pm JST

3,112 tests.

An outrage.

They only test those who are symptomatic. This has never changed. Less people are showing symptoms. Cases are down. It isn't rocket science.

-2 ( +12 / -14 )

Tests conducted on 8/29 (the day reported) were 3,112. It's all there, linked in the article

Agreed....must be all the tests being done at the Paralympic village....all that's left for the rest of Tokyo is a few thousand. Otherwise faxes would overheat and it would all cause a" regrettable misunderstanding"

It will be 499 right before the elections so the SOE can be ended? Aloha

Amen brother....you have an incredible gift of foresight...fully agreed, I feel an LDP election miracle" is on the way.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

@Akula

Naive thinking, if you think vaccination will reduce the number of infections. By now, you might already know how the vaccine works. Time will tell whether vaccination will reduce the occupancy of hospital capacity.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Why do people always complain about test numbers? There no way I would get a stick up my nose if I'm feeling well.

I'm assuming that all those complainers get privately tested every week or so.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

Cancel tests, open up restaurants and bars, close noisy coffee shops and reverse this silly episode. Let the coffee shop goers know how it feels.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

You guys are lucky you're in Japan and not the UK where you will get pinged on the health app if you pass within 2 metres of someone whose brother went to a wedding 3 days before that and sat on the same table as a man who'd just come back from Scotland and bought a sandwich at a shop where the owner's dog had been stroked by a woman who had done a dodgy lateral flow test while drunk because she thought it was a pregnancy test and saw a faint red line and then your entire company section will have to isolate for 2 weeks.

5 ( +17 / -12 )

Well, one case at my kid's elementary school in Kameido. And another two (teacher and toddler combo) at my other kid's nursery school.

We all know proper measures will take place. Oh wait, they decided to keep the school open.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

I think the fear of Delta is kicking in and people in general are a bit more cautious

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

So when you get tested does it show that you have Covid, Flu type A or Flu type B? Or do they automatically assume that if you test positive, you have Covid?

Is this not an important question? Why can't I find the answer?

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Joffy

Are you actually in Japan, if you were you would know the average person could have every symptom of a bad cold flu etc but still insist on taking a couple of bufferin and go to work regardless.

So much for rocket science

14 ( +19 / -5 )

@Ken

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/

Interesting link, the problem is that it does not match the number by Tokyo :

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

@Ashley Shiba

You are wrong in Tokyo the majority is under 60 not 50. People in their 50 are the highest number for Tokyo according to Tokyo published data.

@joffy

Care to prove your statement about testing policy ?

You are sure there is no chance we can find articles stating they do contact tracing testing when they actually do contact tracing but if to busy they will not do contact tracing. Which will dismiss your statement.

What about acknowledging, you have not much idea about how that work because the government have no clear, national, unbroken testing policies ?

Also, what about acknowledging that the non existent testing policies is not the only matter at play in testing but also people behavior. Don't you think the recent event could have led some people to not see the point on being tested/making their positive result know anymore since they will be asked to let it pass at home.

Good if effectively the spread is subduing but if not and matter are just developing in the shadows that will hurt.

I can not even imagine how we can end up testing less than 2 fold the number of positives from the day before considering contact tracing testing and the amount of untraceable cases.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Why do the CTs only believe the data when it rises or is at a high level? There's always an excuse when the numbers drop, but those braniacs always trust when there's an increase.

I don't think the data has ever been "believable". Even the rare instances when Tokyo managed to test a "high" of around 24,000 in one day, that's not even on par with the Olympic Village. Until testing is done above 250,000 per day, I'm not inclined to believe any numbers period.

I'm really fascinated by people like you, claiming to believe in data and science yet unable to follow through with it. I dare you to ask expert in epidemiology or statistics if they would acknowledge Tokyo's testing numbers to be in any way "indicative" of what's really going on. Ask them how valid a few thousand tests are in a city of 14,000,000 people. This isn't a straw poll for crying out loud.

There is no "conspiracy" in the way you want to suggest. It's quite simple: They don't test because they don't want to know. But since you're clearly so informed and enlightened, please explain to everyone how Japan is such a unique country with such a special variant of the delta mutation that it doesn't need to do large-scale testing.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

@Ken

https://www.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/tosei/hodohappyo/press/2021/08/30/documents/press0830-20-02.pdf

there are a lot of people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo in the 30s to 60s range

3 ( +6 / -3 )

How many deaths?

4 ( +8 / -4 )

I am so impressed by the number of people who do not understand that data published daily by the media are just raw numbers of tests out of date context. For consolidated data you need to wait several days.

Similar thing for the number deaths reported. Tokyo reports 12 deaths today. Do you think that yesterday, there were 12 people who died, Of course not. The dates of death range from August 1st to 29.

Apart from that, I am amazed by the numbers of ignorant or malicious people on this forum, pathetic.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

They only test those who are symptomatic. This has never changed. Less people are showing symptoms. Cases are down. It isn't rocket science.

Yes we know Japan is a special place!

The only country that cases drop After testing drops and the people are near immune to the virus especially the most contagious variant.

Do you honestly believe that in a prefecture of 14 million people only 3,122 showed symptoms and our of 14 million only 1,914 have covid with enough visible symptoms?

Try being honest band logical 14 million people just 3,112 passed testing criteria.

Heck let's go with the 8,890 from yesterday, you honestly believe only that many out of 14 million show signs of covid?

10 ( +18 / -8 )

So when you get tested does it show that you have Covid, Flu type A or Flu type B? Or do they automatically assume that if you test positive, you have Covid?

Is this not an important question?

No. Do you honestly think the test will come back positive if you have just any illness?

3 ( +7 / -4 )

These daily figures do not include people who test positive in tests they pay for themselves, such as people who take tests before traveling or those who do not want to deal with the public health centers. This should be mentioned every time these numbers are reported.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Why do people always complain about test numbers? 

they've been complaining for 18 months now.

there was a brief respite, where they complained about the Olympics

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

Do you honestly think the test will come back positive if you have just any illness?

No, it’s not such a bad question. They come even back positive if you spill some cola over, for fun or unintentionally. And that’s only a widely common drink, not even an illness. lol

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

It would be great if those inclined to believe the numbers are "valid" could explain why Tokyo has a different set of criteria to qualify for free testing compared with other parts of the country. Shouldn't it be one standard? The same with how Tokyo classifies severe cases and how the rest of the country does. Again, no consistency. It's the same virus so why not the same procedures? Especially when none of this is taken into account with the reporting.

Are we supposed to believe that people in Tokyo are more resistant to COVID, and that's why they alone need to have multiple symptoms to warrant free testing? Are we supposed to understand that people in Tokyo are somehow "more robust" than citizens in other parts of the country, and thus only patients on ventilators should qualify as "severe" but not those deathly ill in hospital that can still breathe on their own?

I get that some don't want to hear bad news and almost everyone is burnt out with this whole thing. But if your solution is to suspend all logical reasoning and blindly trust everything "official", just stop commenting period. You're not helping, just facilitating a dangerous pathway of reckless behavior. The more people think Tokyo is now "safe" the less they will follow SOE guidance and the less need they will feel to get vaccinated.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

there are a lot of people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo in the 30s to 60s range

19 people in all of Tokyo aged 30-39 with severe symptoms - that's not "a lot". The majority are in their 50s or older.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Are we supposed to believe that people in Tokyo are more resistant to COVID, and that's why they alone need to have multiple symptoms to warrant free testing? Are we supposed to understand that people in Tokyo are somehow "more robust" than citizens in other parts of the country, 

Corona has been more widespread in Tokyo than the rest of the country so it’s very likely many Tokyoites have started building natural immunity quicker than the rest of the country.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Funny posts:

@miss_oikawaToday  06:08 pm JST

You guys are lucky you're in Japan and not the UK where you will get pinged on the health app if you pass within 2 metres of someone whose brother went to a wedding 3 days before that and sat on the same table as a man who'd just come back from Scotland and bought a sandwich at a shop where the owner's dog had been stroked by a woman who had done a dodgy lateral flow test while drunk because she thought it was a pregnancy test and saw a faint red line and then your entire company section will have to isolate for 2 weeks.

-1( +4 / -5 )

@marcelitoToday  05:53 pm JST

Tests conducted on 8/29 (the day reported) were 3,112. It's all there, linked in the article

Agreed....must be all the tests being done at the Paralympic village....all that's left for the rest of Tokyo is a few thousand. Otherwise faxes would overheat and it would all cause a" regrettable misunderstanding"

It will be 499 right before the elections so the SOE can be ended? Aloha

Amen brother....you have an incredible gift of foresight...fully agreed, I feel an LDP election miracle" is on the way.

3( +4 / -1 )

2 ( +5 / -3 )

I am so impressed by the number of people who do not understand that data published daily by the media are just raw numbers of tests out of date context. For consolidated data you need to wait several days.

You're just highlighting how the administration of this country is so badly organized. No central coordination entity, different prefectures policies, powerless government ... no wonder why numbers (and actions) are published way too late

9 ( +10 / -1 )

The number fluctuations is all in line for hidden agendas

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Really….I trust the numbers even more now.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

According to a scenario by an "expert" group for the government, by the end of August (tomorrow!) the case numbers are supposed to rise up to more than 40,000 in Tokyo alone.

東京感染者 来週には一日1万人超か 試算

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/270a35c4b69301b9dc17bfd19667b6e229523c61

さらに、今月24日には、2万3000人を超え、今月26日には3万人を超え、緊急事態宣言の期限の31日には、4万人を上回ると予測しています

In the meantime, as many already have noted, under SOE there have been no significant decrease in the rate of human mobility. Again, the "expert" group had warned the 50% cut of the mobility is necessary, or otherwise 40,000 daily cases.

The "expert" group must explain why their outlook is failing to meet the reality. Or should we expect all of a sudden the skyrocket of more than 100,0000 new daily cases in Tokyo tomorrow?

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

The clinics aren’t open on Sunday hence the low levels of testing and reported cases.

The of people who tested positive on Sat was 2729 and on Sun 1093. Those numbers will be bumped up over the next few days with more reported cases.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

The "expert" group must explain why their outlook is failing to meet the reality. Or should we expect all of a sudden the skyrocket of more than 100,0000 new daily cases in Tokyo tomorrow?

The experts you mentioned like all the covid experts in the country unlike experts in the rest of the world and the WHO don't think number of tests has any bearing on the number of infections or the mitigation of the spread of the virus because if they did and have been monitoring the number of test will know Tokyo will never report 40K infections has the max Tokyo has tested since the start of the pandemic has never exceeded 24K

To report 40K Tokyo will need to test above 100K. Which will never happen.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Tokyo Medical and Dental University announced they had found a new strain of the virus with both Alpha and Delta mutations.

They also said it was highly likely the variant developed in Japan and was not brought from abroad.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

@ noriahojanen

The "expert" group must explain why their outlook is failing to meet the reality.

Why, Tokyo already explained it for them :

検査件数3日間移動平均※2

9,433.7

2- 検査から結果が出るまでは1日から3日程度要するため、過去3日間の移動平均値として検

査件数を算出。なお、8月30日時点の数値である。

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2414.files/2414.pdf

So there is actually no way to prove they were right or wrong.

Moreover, considering that we are not feed any information about behavior of Tokyo people, perhaps since the main superspreader event which was not linked to the rise of cases is finished it could have not brought people to be more careful and change their behavior, like reducing the amount of time they break the 3C to watch and cheers the non-superspreader event with their buddies &co.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 46.

Let's see if number of deaths drop also in the coming weeks

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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