Tokyo reports 10,080 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 61,155


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 10,080 new coronavirus cases, down 743 from Wednesday and down 2,171 from last Thursday.

By age group, 1,534 cases were in their 20s, 1,710 in their 30s and 1,755 in their 40s, while 1,403 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,929 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 64, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 1,322, up one from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 61,155. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (6,322), Kanagawa (6,041), Saitama (4,319), Chiba (3,859), Aichi (2,998), Hyogo (2,956), Fukuoka (2,876), Hokkaido (2,025), Ibaraki (1,539), Shizuoka (1,374), Kyoto (1,296), Nara (886), Hiroshima (855), Shiga (796), Kumamoto (719), Miyagi (693), Gunma (691), Okinawa (649), Mie (621), Gifu (603), Aomori (577), Okayama (556), Tochigi (546), Fukushima (514), Ishikawa (488), Kagawa (471), Toyama (434), Nagano (429), Niigata (411), Fukui (394), Yamaguchi (393), Nagasaki (357), Ehime (341), Kagoshima (336), Saga (319), Oita (291), Iwate (275), Yamagata (260), Miyazaki (250), Wakayama (219), Yamanashi (216), Kochi (206), Tokushima (206) and Akita (204).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 188.

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At the current pace which has been flat for a week , and based on a proven scientific foolproof prediction, we should all be infected within the next 200 days . After all, the guru of predictions has stated repeatedly that it can’t be avoided and that any loss of life is just collateral damage and acceptable.

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Case numbers will fluctuate, but the trend is down. There will also likely be periods throughout the next few months where there are rises, but not extraordinary peaks like in previous waves. This is what a virus in an endemic phase looks like.

Also, case numbers are one thing, but If hospitalisations and deaths are becoming lower and lower, this is the main metric to focus on.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

Largely meaningless numbers.

Deaths and hospitalizations, ideally by age and underlying condition, are what should be reported.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

Or if you post anything positive like being thankful for vaccinations or meds you get accused by the doom and gloomers of being indifferent of deaths. So sad.

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Especially worrisome the high amount of children!

No-one likes the idea of children testing positive to any virus, but I wouldn't have thought it was especially worrisome for that age group. It would however be especially worrisome if there was a high amount of elderly infected.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

All 5 members of my family got it this week. We all did everything we could to avoid it for 2 year but it happened. 2 out of 5 us got an official PCR. It took 3 days for the prefectural health center to reach out to us and we were expecting them to call us to go in for a PCR for the rest of the family. All they did was ask if the rest of the family had symptoms, we said yes and they said to relax for a week. So 2 out of 5 of us were officially registered in these daily members. The rest probably not. There are no doubt more like us in the daily uncounted patients. Funny thing is today my wife and I got our papers to come in for the booster and kids come in for their first vaccines.

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Open up time to move on! These statistics are less than a normal flu season let alone a heavy one and I don’t remember the world shutting down over those! Enough already! Time to enjoy Hanami!

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

They really need to stop 'saying' - 'other prefectures with HIGH numbers...'

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Japan has similar mortality rates to South Korea. Their real numbers are very likely to be similar.

I think 200K of infections at a minimum (not that there is anything wrong with that).

If you think you may be infected, get a big box of tissues and a pack of Tylenol. Can't guarantee anything but you may live to breathe another day.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

These case numbers are just like our wages, stagnant.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Pardon me for being ignorant. After 26 months …. Other than the border, what specifically has been closed ? What have you had infringed? Your ability to go to the hospital for anything but Covid ? Please enlighten me. You miss Karaoke? By all means , go . What could possibly go wrong. Please understand, I am specifically referring to Japan. I see people constantly whining about “opening up” or “getting on with life.” So stop with the fact free blanket statements and be specific. Also, this isn’t some flu so stop with the bogus comparisons. Instead, be happy the Japanese are finally washing their hands more frequently, cleaning common touch areas more frequently. That’s why the flu has been near nonexistent.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

They are Santa Claus numbers people.

Who really believes?

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Have a look at Ehime. Numbers not going down there at all in the last two months. Today close to the record high. In fact probably if anything going up slightly.. However there is no quasi SOE in Ehime, thus no early closures of bars or restaurants. In fact zero is being doe to prevent COVID other than masks. Children going to school , playing sports and no social distancing at all, no masks when playing sports either,. However Klausworth dont worry too much. No children have died in Ehime from COVID, perhaps none or close to none in all Japan. There may be some small humber in hospital but they all recover like alll the other children do, (probably many thousands who never even get tested.) Children have other more serious health concerns than COVID

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I wasn't informed that we'll be stuck in this plateau.

Philippines, meanwhile, is recording less than 700 per day.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The only one banging on about closures and lockdowns is you,

Incorrect as usual ffs. Lockdowns would have been ideal at the beginning of the pandemic, combined with subsidies to the populace as in NZ to eliminate vectors of transmission and support the populace.

Japan chose to have quasi-emergency measures that did nothing to eliminate the vectors of transmission and just transmit tax payer money into the pockets of property holders.

While some could bang on about not being to drink until 9 and that the pandemic did not exist.

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