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Tokyo reports 10,823 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 63,742

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 10,823 new coronavirus cases, up 2,528 from Tuesday and down 1,870 from last Wednesday.

By age group, 1,552 cases were in their 20s, 1,766 in their 30s and 1,880 in their 40s, while 1,519 were aged between 10 and 19, and 2,292 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 64, down three from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 1,321, down by 27 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 63,742. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (7,080), Kanagawa (5,748), Saitama (3,582), Hyogo (3,538), Chiba (3,390), Fukuoka (2,818), Hokkaido (1,985), Kyoto (1,486), Shizuoka (1,464), Ibaraki (1,221), Nara (1,019), Hiroshima (813), Shiga (789), Okinawa (783), Kumamoto (782), Miyagi (743), Okayama (682), Gunma (652), Mie (631), Tochigi (617), Gifu (566), Fukushima (562), Aomori (546), Toyama (469), Nagano (447), Ishikawa (438), Kagawa (428), Niigata (412), Nagasaki (404), Kagoshima (388), Saga (364), Yamaguchi (332), Fukui (327), Oita (320), Iwate (299), Yamanashi (296), Ehime (295), Yamagata (280), Miyazaki (243), Akita (230), Kochi (216), Wakayama (204) and Tokushima (177).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 55.

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-17 ( +5 / -22 )

The youngsters' number is the highest? I think many schools would like to temporarily close, but can't due to both parents of children, working.

It's a tough one

3 ( +15 / -12 )

Bored of it now .

-12 ( +11 / -23 )

Right back where we were.

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

Trending downward as it has been doing so now for a month.

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

Trending downward as it has been doing so now for a month.

True. Though a little bit slower than other countries.

11 ( +16 / -5 )

The sky is still

falling in then…?

3 ( +10 / -7 )

for those says numbers are going down I suggest look at a prefecture like Ehime. Its numbers are totally unchanged for nearly two months now bouncing around between 150 -300 and sometimes going a bit over to low 300s such as yesterday. There is no downward trend in the slightest, except for weekends/PHs of course when there is even lower testing. I don't know the test numbers but you can imagine they are pathetically low which is why they never ever get any higher than the low 300s although it is obvious for these numbers to be maintained every day for two months there are probably thousands more case daily. (most who have NO or very little symptoms so many not even think of getting tested anyhow) Meanwhile there is not even a quasi SOE and other than wearing masks and plastic dividers in some places there are zero measures against the virus . Restaurants, coffee shops shopping centres packed as usual. Schools/ kinds etc as usual. The governor drones out his pointless diary figures and meaningless cases by age information. After two months of exactly the same thing day after day, doesn't he get sick of it and is anyone taking any notice anyhow. Vaccinations coupons were not sent out in a hurry and not a priority for the prefecture as well so very few people were able to get a booster, although now after 7 months finally getting sent out. Anyhow proving it boosters have no connection to the unchanged virus numbers of two months.

Meanwhile Hospitals are not breaking down and overflowing with cover sick people.Pretty much as usual except for the temperature check on entry (high temperature is NOT a common feature of omicron so what use is that anyhow!) Nor are there people dying in their homes from lack of care and the number of deaths is very low, maybe 0, 1 or 2 a day and it doesn't take much imagination to guess the ages and other conditions these people had. They are not any of the many infected schoolchildren or teenagers etc.

Japan may still be treating the virus as a pandemic but in a place like Ehime it seems to be a lot more like then endemic disease omicron has become even if they do not admit it.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

The more concerning aspect was that the number of double vaccinated people and the number of unvaccinated people infected was almost the same in Tokyo! Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

My question is how can a country with similiar density to South Korea but with a population more than double that of South Korea experience, what, 20k cases a day and yet South Korea registered 320k today. That is an unbelievable difference. Somewhere the figures are getting really, really out of whack.

Honestly I dont buy any of these figures anymore. I suspect the figures out of South Korea are being double, triple reported somehow and the ones out of Japan grossly underestimates numbers.

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 55.

Oh wow!

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

The more concerning aspect was that the number of double vaccinated people and the number of unvaccinated people infected was almost the same in Tokyo! Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

You might want to take into account the numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Total shut down please until we find the cure.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

Honestly I dont buy any of these figures anymore. I suspect the figures out of South Korea are being double, triple reported somehow and the ones out of Japan grossly underestimates numbers.

Why?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Rest in Peace to the 213 people who died.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

Since you're pointing fingers, care to tell us which of those two groups you fall under?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

The downward trend is really slow. Could it be because of the combination of mild symptoms and little testing that the disease just keeps circulating rather than disappearing?

On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

Lol. Yeah, ultimately the vaccinated are the real problem. The few people I've met who refuse to wear masks are not vaccinated, but that's, admittedly, just anecdotal.

Philippines and India with little understanding of context and nuance.

That's an extraordinary conclusion to throw in. I mean, I'm not from the US or UK, so I might not have a good understanding of context and nuance either, I guess?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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