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Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 121 new cases of the coronavirus, down 208 from Sunday. It was the first time since last Nov 4 that the tally had been below 150.

The number is the result of 1,700 tests conducted on Feb 26.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 61, down six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 436.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 698. Chiba Prefecture had the most cases with 127, followed by Tokyo, Saitama (61), Osaka (56), Ibaraki (53), Kanagawa (52), Aichi (32) and Hokkaido (29).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths nationwide was 51.

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Yes, as subtracting is so difficult, we just delete only zeros....lol

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

And the Herd Moos forward another step. We are doing excellent but I still say no to the Olympics and Olympiads coming in without 14 days in confinement.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

Wonder what the numbers in Tokyo would be if the mass testing that was done in Hiroshima with 800,000 was done:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan%27s-hiroshima-to-conduct-large-scale-pcr-tests-to-battle-covid-19

Oh wait... it conveniently never happened.

9 ( +20 / -11 )

The conspiracy theorists will try to poke holes in this number, and yes it is a weekend number, which tends to be lower than normal. The fact remains though that the number of infections continues to fall across Japan. Great to see and vindicates the way Japan has tackled the pandemic.

-11 ( +11 / -22 )

Population compared to testing numbers and frequency of retesting would be useful.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Great to see and vindicates the way Japan has tackled the pandemic.

Indeed... low testing results in low cases. Superb. Coincidentally, just in time for the looming Olympic spectator decision. Japan,s unique approach deserves to be nominated for UNESCO listing soon :)

11 ( +17 / -6 )

well good news-if true.

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Number seems to have gone down considerably, good

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Wonder what the numbers in Tokyo would be if the mass testing that was done in Hiroshima with 800,000 was done:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan%27s-hiroshima-to-conduct-large-scale-pcr-tests-to-battle-covid-19

Oh wait... it conveniently never happened.

They just did it at a smaller scale: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210219/k10012876001000.html

The reason we don't do mass testing of people without symptoms is to avoid false positives: https://math.hmc.edu/funfacts/medical-tests-and-bayes-theorem/

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

1,700 tests conducted on Feb 26.

1700 tests on a weekday. Is that a record low? It is certainly one way to "beat" the virus.

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AGToday  04:17 pm JST

Wonder what the numbers in Tokyo would be if the mass testing that was done in Hiroshima with 800,000 was done:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan%27s-hiroshima-to-conduct-large-scale-pcr-tests-to-battle-covid-19

Oh wait... it conveniently

It didn't happen because of local furry over the cost to taxpayers. Only 3000 people applied to be tested. 5 positives were recorded

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The reason we don't do mass testing of people without symptoms is to avoid false positives: https://math.hmc.edu/funfacts/medical-tests-and-bayes-theorem/

Japan does minimize the false positive issue by not testing not suspected cases (they will mass test if needed) but I dont believe that is the reason.

Japan tests suspected cases in general because that is the practice and recommendation in general.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Other countries are probably doing the same thing also,but they have large numbers of suspected cases so large number of tests

To those who are interested they can can compare total number of positives to total number of tests with other countries in worldometer.

I suspect the percentage of positives may be comparable.

If percentages are comparable then Japan tests at the same rate as other countries.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I’d like to see the number of people tested who are currently living with their parents.

Then divide this by the number of people tested who have miso soup for breakfast on weekends.

Finally, Multiply this by the number of tests that aren’t being done, & this should give us a realistic number that should satisfy most scaremongers

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Oh wait... it conveniently

It didn't happen because of local furry over the cost to taxpayers. Only 3000 people applied to be tested. 5 positives were recorded

Was the local fury perhaps " nudged along " by your local friendly LDP chapter? Funny how " people" are furious " about mass testing yet blatant pork waste of money such as the Abenomask fiasco, does not generate such reaction?

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Recently, the "false positives" narrative started appearing here in Japan ("we don't test in order to avoid false positives", etc).

You must always ensure to keep data consistent. Data consistency is crucial and especially today. But right now, we are failing to do that. In one hand, we report low rate of infected people, in the other hand our hospitals don't see any decreasing number. The infected people are just being brought into hospitals. And the numbers just don't correlate (sure, there are 3 types of COVID-19 tests!) here.

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All for the Olympics !! Dont believe this .

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 61, down six from Sunday, health officials said.

NHK: "121 people infected in Tokyo 19 people died"

So that's a 15% death rate. Not great odds.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Lol

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marcelitoToday  05:39 pm JST

Oh wait... it conveniently

It didn't happen because of local furry over the cost to taxpayers. Only 3000 people applied to be tested. 5 positives were recorded

Was the local fury perhaps " nudged along " by your local friendly LDP chapter? Funny how " people" are furious " about mass testing yet blatant pork waste of money such as the Abenomask fiasco

The LDP mayor was all for testing, it was his pet project.

Abemasks were a national project, mass testing was local.

Its completely different.

This isn't a cover up or conspiracy.

Its simply the government bowing to public pressure. Democracy in other words

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

And just to add a further random 3600 tests of office workers in Hiroshima conducted last week produced 0 positivest

It was announced today

0 ( +3 / -3 )

You can’t ease in this value yet!!

Always Monday’s cases are lower concerned. From tomorrow might be up from 121. We’ve got a realization that means well done to here. But if ease the restriction, could be rebounded likely .

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

And just to add a further random 3600 tests of office workers in Hiroshima conducted last week produced 0 positivest

It was announced today

Yeah, I just read this. Very interesting if true. It would prove that really Japanese people are special for some reason, and doing absolutely nothing (Hiroshima didn't even have any urging) actually works. It's very hard to explain scientifically, but what else can it be, besides the race of the people?

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And just to add a further random 3600 tests of office workers in Hiroshima conducted last week produced 0 positivestI . Itwas announced today

Good for Hiroshima if it was truly random testing and this was the result.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Seems you were absolutely on point with your vote @carpslidy

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Thanks @ian

I just don't understand. People complain about testing, then when there is random testing. They accuse the government for fixing the testing because it doesn't fit their narrative.

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@Robert Cikki

There are probably less than a handful here who understand how data works. The rest are parroting what they read on facebook / being ignorant for fun.

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Surly statistics report as we see means too much incorrect impression. Declining tendency has no mistake at the moment . Very jittery nationals will be glad . Even lower cases compared to major countries , unless being reached zero case, he or she definitely doesn’t convince. Such the overreaction could be confirmed ever.

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