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Japan reports 152,546 new coronavirus cases; 14,219 in Tokyo


Japan on Tuesday reported 152,546 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 14,219 new cases, up 4,339 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 36, down five from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 618, down 10 from Monday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (16,364), (Aichi (13,785), Fukuoka (6,881), Kanagawa (6,775), Hyogo (7,007), Shizuoka (5,264), Saitama (4,696), Chiba (4,637), Gifu (4,035), Hokkaido (3,886), Kagoshima (3,824), Kumamoto (3,280), Hiroshima (2,891), Miyagi (2,891), Kyoto (2,827), Okinawa (2,723), Nagano (2,445), Ehime (2,397) and Gunma (2,242).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 319.

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Great! Keep coming down so people in Japan can get back to normal and open up to the world.

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Good LOW numbers as we see rapidly falling cases. Normality has been here for most for a while, now to fully open up and to stop the ridiculous mask wearing which is highly damaging to children’s mental health and development.

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Cases going up are you joking? Over 7000 down from last week , what dream land are you living in ? Another scaremonger among us. This total is after Obon when a lot said it was going to increase in infections and it hasn’t happened

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Aug 9 29,115

Aug 16 23,511

Aug 23 21,770

Aug 30 14,219

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Studies have shown the detrimental effect mask wearing has to development particularly to he under 5’s. Communication by facial signs is essential to social development with peers. There are still schools and kindergartens where children are masked during all indoor activities.

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Mondays have historically been the day with lowest reported cases in any given week (except during periods of rapid increase/decrease).

This means cases are naturally up compared to yesterday at +4339 but compared to the same day one week ago cases are down by 7551.

Tomorrow is likely to have more reported infections than today, but more importantly it will be much lower than Wednesday a week ago.

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Cases being higher now than a month ago has nothing to do with the current trend or trajectory. It's not wrong to say cases are going down when the last few weeks have had lower daily averages than the last. Nobody is saying cases have gone down loads or that everything's fine now, just that the weekly cases are shrinking. Please just type 'japan coronavirus' into Google and look at the bloody graph.

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The numbers just "suddenly" dropped, huh?

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Anecdotal evidence does not disprove scientific studies of the damage caused. Masking the very young is sick in the head and needless

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They don't wear them at home, maybe a few hours in school with teacher and everyone else.

They pretty much wear them all day at school. So much that they forgot to have the students take them off for a dance routine at my kid's sports festival, and had to do the whole dance a second time. My kids (elementary and middle school) got a very noticeable tan line from the masks, telling me they have the masks on even outside. The tan lines finally went away after a few weeks in USA during summer vacation. I had to start confiscating my kids masks when we went outside because they were so used to wearing them, what with everyone else in Japan wearing them 24/7 .

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I mean, the number of new cases is down, but the number of deaths is up. That's important.

(And frankly, not surprised the new cases are down, considering so many people were getting infected daily in the capital alone, I'd imagine we've all already gotten it by now!)

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Japan reports 152,546 new coronavirus cases; 14,219 in Tokyo

HUGE numbers still.

Go back to August 2020 in Japan, and total up the daily amounts to get an idea of how enormous the infection rate is today.

Okinawa numbers still high.

Overall, Japan is at a historic high for infections this month.

Lockdown time.

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