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Tokyo reports 11,765 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 68,470

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 11,765 new coronavirus cases, down 6,895 from Friday and down 9,357 from last Saturday.

By age group, 1,942 cases were in their 20s, 2,061 in their 30s, 2,095 in their 40s and 1,182 in their 50s, while 1,297 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,693 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 62, up one from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,352, up 12 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 68,470. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (8,040), Osaka (6,746), Aichi (5,100), Saitama (4,936), Chiba (4,080), Fukuoka (3,456), Hokkaido (3,280), Hyogo (3,259), Kyoto (1,814), Ibaraki (1,681), Shizuoka (1,050), Nara (959), Shiga (858), Hiroshima (820), Gifu (693), Okayama (648), Mie (603), Kumamoto (594), Miyagi (592), Tochigi (570), Kagoshima (444), Ishikawa (432), Saga (426), Wakayama (421), Nagano (421), Gunma (403), Aomori (370), Toyama (362), Oita (336), Okinawa (334), Fukushima (307), Nagasaki (248), Fukui (229), Kagawa (226), Yamaguchi (217), Kochi (204), Miyazaki (196), Iwate (182), Yamanashi (133), and Tokushima (124).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 145.

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This number, due to the holiday, needs to be compared to last Sunday, not last Saturday. Last Sunday was 12,211, so it's slightly down.

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Fewer than 4,000 tests conducted yesterday.

How do you get three times more positive results than tests?

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 62, up one from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,352, up 12 from Friday.

The Tokyo magic.

Create a criteria that yields the desired results. Unfortunately so many posters here don't understand. Exclude all cases in ICU and you magically get low low numbers of serious cases. Exclude positive cases from private clinics and viola low number of positives. It is so so easy.

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How do you get three times more positive results than tests?

Obviously it's all just made up numbers.

I wish Japan would test properly. My only wish currently.

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A sense of false security, unfortunately. Like many others I am dreaming of the day we were can walk out our doors without wearing a mask and fretting about standing on a train and worrying about if I am going to return home sick.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Trending in the right direction again today.

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Here comes the conspiracy theorists. Refardless of what is published by the govt , a segment of the community will ALWAYS refuse to believe it. Smgdfh...

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down 9,357 from last Saturday.

I'm sure we can all agree this is fantastic news.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 62

Sixty two (62) out of fifteen plus million (15.000.000+), in other words nothing. What a charade.

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TokyoJoe

I'm sure we can all agree this is fantastic news.

It is meaningless news, as "cases" means nothing. The vast majority of Omicron infectees have (like me) no symptoms and no problems.

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Same complaints - copy & paste - for the last 2 years.

it's all just made up numbers

I wish Japan would test properly

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Derek Grebe...

Fewer than 4,000 tests conducted yesterday.

How do you get three times more positive results than tests?

Its really, really simple. The number of positive RESULTS TODAY are from tests carried out on THURSDAY.

Some of the testing centers will be closed or working with reduced staff on the holiday and weekend so some of the samples will not have been tested yet. Tomorrow and Monday will also be low number days. Wednesday/ Thursday should be a more reliable number to look at.

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MrKipling

Some of the testing centers will be closed or working with reduced staff on the holiday and weekend so some of the samples will not have been tested yet. Tomorrow and Monday will also be low number days. Wednesday/ Thursday should be a more reliable number to look at.

Of course. "Cases" simply reflect testing. If you actually tested everyone in the country, the "cases" would be in millions, maybe tens of millions.

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When the numbers go down, the conspiracy theorists come out the woodwork. When they go up, they disappear

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See? Artificial peak because of testing capacity limits. We're going to be in this plateau for a long, long time...

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Seems like it peaked out. Burned through the country like a wild fire during a dry spring.

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WilliB...

Sixty two (62) out of fifteen plus million (15.000.000+), in other words nothing. What a charade.

The whole population of Tokyo doesn't need an ICU bed, I don't have one, do you?

That's 62 beds that won't have accident victims, stroke or heart attack sufferers or patients recovering from operations. The number of ICU places is limited, once full, there are no more. So when someones kid gets hit by a car and needs ICU they will have a charade as you put it.

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Peak is over. Cases will getting lower from next week

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 I am dreaming of the day we were can walk out our doors without wearing a mask

No need to dream about it, you can do it already nobody forces you to wear one, I rarely do it and it's great.

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Mr Kipling

The whole population of Tokyo doesn't need an ICU bed, I don't have one, do you?

That's 62 beds that won't have accident victims, stroke or heart attack sufferers or patients

The article says "severe cases", not ICU. Maybe some of the 62 are in ICU, but certainly not all of them. And certainly even 62 would not make dent in a giant metropolis like this.

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@Ashley Shiba

A sense of false security, unfortunately. Like many others I am dreaming of the day we were can walk out our doors without wearing a mask and fretting about standing on a train and worrying about if I am going to return home sick.

You don’t have to dream about that day as that is entirely up to you.

If don’t want to fret or worry, then don’t.

Like the other “many others”

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After so long some people still does not know that the number of severe cases in Tokyo are the number of people under ECMO so it is ICU. Other severe cases not under ECMO but on ICU are not counted. So 62 here are all in ICU. And there are more in ICU because of Covid, probably more than 100.

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