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Japan reports 129,793 new coronavirus cases; 13,568 in Tokyo

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Japan on Wednesday reported 129,793 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 13,568 new cases, up 4,082 from Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29, down three from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 474, down 38 from Tuesday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (9,601), Aichi (8,717), Saitama (6,802), Hyogo (6,244), Kanagawa (5,400), Hokkaido (5,180), Chiba (4,752), Shizuoka (4,313), Fukuoka (4,092), Hiroshima (3,615), Kyoto (3,225), Ibaraki (2,624), Okayama (2,520), Gifu (2,498), Kumamoto (2,399), Mie (2,353), Niigata (2,337), Kagoshima (2,283) and Fukushima (2,173).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 247.

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Nice to see lower numbers!

Particularly in Okinawa

This is soon over :)

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No mention of how this compares to last Wednesday - anyone remember the figure then?

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@Derek

15915, so down 15% from a week ago and down 46% from wednesday two weeks ago

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Anecdotally, nobody in my circles - personally or professionally (in Japan) had had it...until a few days ago.

As for me, I am not in the official figures - my own Lateral Flow test kit was used. 39.5 degrees body temperature last night was not fun, nor were the other symptoms.

Take care all. It's still here.

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As for me, I am not in the official figures - my own Lateral Flow test kit was used.

What's the official procedure when testing positive? Are you supposed to register your positive test with an authority?

I've just realized that I actually have no idea what I 'should' do if I ever test positive.

PS like the name!

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Herd immunity

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No, herd immunity has been proven to be almost impossible with coronavirus. Just Google it.

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ClippertyClop:

You don't need to report it. None of my acquaintances who tested positive did. Actually don't think there is a way to report a positive self-test.

Funny thing i'd like to have got a free PCR test to confirm if my negative home test was in fact really negstive, but was told I couldn't, since I had a slight temperature and a dry cough.

So I just rested up for a few days. Survived to fight another day.

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You don't need to report it.

Appreciated.Seems that there is little to be gained and much lost in doing so for people with initially mild symptoms.

Actually don't think there is a way to report a positive self-test.

Do you mean that you have to have symptoms that warrant a free PCR test, otherwise you have to pay for one? How much do they cost? I paid about 11,000 yen for one in the UK in the summer. Sorry if I'm a bit behind on all this.

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@ClippertyClop

Here in Japan PCR tests are (finally) offered for free by many prefectures now. But where I am living they said I couldn't get one unless my temperature was normal and I didn't have a cough. Weird.

Yeah you can also pay for them by taking at a privately run temporary place (they seem everywhere) but will cost you between 5,000 - 20,000 yen.

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Here in Japan PCR tests are (finally) offered for free by many prefectures now. But where I am living they said I couldn't get one unless my temperature was normal and I didn't have a cough. Weird.

Seems like that when you definitely have the bug they don't want to waste resources on confirming it.

Although I have not seen it mentioned ever I also have the COCOAcontact tracing application installed on my phone. You can also report a positive test result there as well.

Gotcha. Has that app ever been of any use though? I've had it installed for over a year, they used to check it at certain events.

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Another week and they will announce further easing of the nonsensical border rules!

if the masking and vaccination had of worked why did Japan just go through the highest case loads in the world??!!

open up, move on…time to end the sakoku

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