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Tokyo reports 13 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 120

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 13 new coronavirus cases, down seven from Saturday and down seven from last Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is three, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 25, unchanged from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 120. No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Down a bit.

But still be careful everyone.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

“The miracle. Let’s throw a nationwide party with fireworks and music. Mouths and smiles and hope.”

nothing to celebrate and be happy yet as other nations are still struggling.

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Why no mention of how Japan has now had its first case of Omicron found not in airport screening?

Some guy who came in from Sri Lanka tested negative on arrival a few days ago, he was then allowed to go home to Gifu, and then developed a fever and is now in the hospital.

He then tested positive for Omicron.

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@jansob1

This is why borders should be closed.

I knew the tests are faulty! And the vax is too.

-17 ( +4 / -21 )

To date not 1 person in the world has died from Omicron… give’em all a charged suica card and a 2 Disney Passport.nothing to worry about folks.

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And 21 out of those 120 nationwide today were found among the international arrivals at the airports.

So nearly 20% of today's cases are at ports of entry...

Just wondering how many were Omicron.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Omicron is already here, there and everywhere. If a country's hospital network is not stretched, they should be letting in anyone who is vaccinated and has tested negative.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I knew the tests are faulty! And the vax is too.

The vax seems to work just fine.

My 4-year old son tested positive for Covid the other day after an outbreak at his little preschool (he pretty much just has a cold, slight fever from time to time).

My wife and I are both vaxed, and holed up in the house with him. Neither one of us is sick at all.

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I will repeat what I wrote when this virus first made the news. The coronavirus is not going anywhere so get use to it. You can’t kill a virus perhaps you can control it but as soon as we think we have this monster under control it morph’s to another monster. Next up will be Pi!!!

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Tokyo still keeps it low. There are few explanations. Here is one of reasons I can think of. Many people in Japan in genera are still cautious about going out. For example, during normal rush hour (7:30am - 9:30am) last week in Tokyo, the numbers of riders of subways were still 26.5% less than what it used to be. It only went up few percentage in last two weeks. Before that, it was consistently about 30% less than normal.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Only 25 severe cases nationwide? Driving, walking, riding a bicycle, and at your house doing household things each have more severe injuries nationwide than COVID.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Omicron has zero fatalities….zero!

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@Iron Lad, what are the evidences that you have to say "I knew the tests are faulty! And the vax is too."? Japan has 70%+ vaccinated rate and controlling things well until now. Do not misleading people.

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“Every day there are around 10-20 cases in Tokyo, while in Auckland NZ there are around 100 every day.

In NZ the public is encouraged to get a COVID test if they have any symptoms or think they may have been near someone who did. In Japan, tests are only encouraged when they are very sick with very distinct COVID symptoms or just to stay home.

Can we say then that NZ has more COVID cases every day than Japan?”

Its so obvious. 100 cases are a lot more than 10-20. People are encouraged to get tested here and they have symptoms. And obviously if they were very sick as you mentioned, our serious cases should have been a lot higher than the daily 3 reported in Tokyo! please don’t try to be too analytical.

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“Omicron is already here, there and everywhere. If a country's hospital network is not stretched, they should be letting in anyone who is vaccinated and has tested negative.”

as much as we would like to welcome any visitors to Japan… I would say it’s tough to ensure the same level of cooperation from them in terms of pandemic prevention etiquettes looking at what’s going on in the US, Europe and Singapore etc. our hospital is not stretched… as of today the active cases per hospital beds for COVID in Japan is 1%. Should we risk opening the borders wide open just because of this? Probably not.

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Japanese wear masks.

Japanese get vaccines.

Japanese take off shoes upon entering house.

vs.

Foreign countries complain about masks.

Foreign countries complain about vaccines.

Foreign countries wear shoes in house.

Game over. Japan 3-0.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

vendingmachinemusicToday  02:22 pm JST

Japanese wear masks. 

Japanese get vaccines.

Japanese take off shoes upon entering house.

vs. 

Foreign countries complain about masks.

Foreign countries complain about vaccines.

Foreign countries wear shoes in house.

Game over. Japan 3-0.

Covid-19 is a game?

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@divinda, And 21 out of those 120 nationwide today were found among the international arrivals at the airports.

What is the source?

As far as I know All the international arrivals Omicron patients were found on 28th Nov to 04th Dec. If we don't have enough facts we shouldn't comment on a public thread.

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@Prasheen Shiranga

Didn't you hear, one Sri Lanka dude got off the airport, he's vaccinated and he tested negatively.

When he goes home, he tests positively.

What kind of test is that?

It's not trustable.

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So what is the best explanation for the difference between the high numbers in Korea and the low numbers in Japan? Very similar countries with similar populations and living conditions. The only difference that I can see immediately gets deleted by mods, so I can not mention it.

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Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 120. No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

Good

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