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Tokyo reports 10,806 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 63,673

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 10,806 new coronavirus cases, up 289 from Friday and down 756 from last Saturday.

By age group, 1,698 cases were in their 20s, 1,830 in their 30s, 1,843 in their 40s and 1,102 in their 50s, while 1,318 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,901 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 1,399, down 20 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 63,673. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (7,136), Kanagawa (6,198), Saitama (4,740), Aichi (4,230), Chiba (3,584), Hyogo (3,490), Fukuoka (2,654), Hokkaido (1,627), Ibaraki (1,593), Shizuoka (1,292), Kyoto (1,260), Nara (1,087), Okinawa (900), Shiga (821), Miyagi (665), Gunma (663), Kumamoto (615), Hiroshima (614), Gifu (603), Okayama (597), Tochigi (592), Aomori (543), Toyama (509), Mie (506), Kagawa (417), Ishikawa (407), Fukushima (384), Saga (381), Kagoshima (374), Nagano (373), Niigata (368), Fukui (338), Nagasaki (314), Oita (306), Yamaguchi (299), Ehime (294), Iwate (276), Wakayama (275), Tokushima (235), Miyazaki (224), Akita (222), Yamanashi (212), Yamagata (207) and Kochi (184).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 184.

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Tokyo reports 10,806 new coronavirus cases

Do people stay at their home and no activity in the city? No, everything just the same like before emergency.

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With Japan, the reported cases will never give you a true reflection of the number of people infected. If you want to know where we are in the current wave, best to keep an eye on hospitalisations and deaths.

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Almost certainly due to the spread of the Omicron variant, which is keeping cases from falling. We have yet to see if that will translate to a surge in serious cases and deaths a few weeks down the line. Let's hope not. But this is almost certainly why governers in Kanto have extended the quasi emergency again.

At least there's grudging government recognition that it's not just a furriner plague, as they are likely to further open up the borders. Slightly, one sheet at a time.

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This wave is not acting like the last ones which went up and down in a similar fashion--it is lingering. And where are all the posters???

Exercise some common sense, please. The case numbers are limited by testing. In all likelihood, the actual daily case numbers were probably over a million cases a day at the peak.

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Please remember there is one more category they are not reporting statistics on and that’s the post Covid syndrome sufferers. It’s real, life changing and for many debilitating. I think if this was reported more people may think twice about going to the club. I’m suffering from long Covid and it is no joke.

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Brian

Get well soon. All viruses have some who experience long symptoms, it’s not unique to Covid. Most symptoms are mild but some are unlucky to have prolonged severe ones. I had myself after bronchitis before, lasted 6 months, thought I’d never be back to how I was at one point

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 184.

First below 200 in a long time, can't believe this number will actually look good.

Past waves' highs just around 120 with a single day high of 227

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Ian

Higher contagiousness and shorter wave, as expected from the data from countries that had this wave first.

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First below 200 in a long time, can't believe this number will actually look good.

I assume you mean for a Saturday? Sundays and Mondays reported deaths have never exceeded 200, which of course demonstrates a quirk in reporting as opposed to some mysterious quirk of the virus.

Source: Toyokeizai

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Omicron is in fact the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date. Cases aren’t falling as falsely predicted. I’m sorry to report that a kindergartener died from Covid 2 days ago . He apparently had some other medical issues so some will spin that as acceptable while the responsible adults here will keep trying to get people to understand that but for Covid, millions of people would not be dead . But specifically here in Japan, it’s great to hear and see that responsible people are getting boosted as soon as they can . Too bad the jgov was late on that . It’s great to see the number of deaths finally drop a bit . Remember people, this is Japan and data from any other country does not apply here at all. Factually and scientifically speaking, omicron Is far more deadly here than any other country. So there are no comparisons that are based on any reality .

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Higher contagiousness and shorter wave, as expected from the data from countries that had this wave first.

A cursory view of the data presented on Toyokeizai shows that this wave already is longer than all prior waves on most metrics, and given the slow rate of decline (the r0 has actually crept back up slightly) it seems that the tail end will certainly extend this wave to 2-3 times the length of previous waves.

Of course, it does depend on which metric you use to define wave. If you are specific and offer data for your assertion, I'd be happy to review it and give an informed opinion.

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