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Japan reports 149,906 new coronavirus cases; 14,451 in Tokyo

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Japan on Thursday reported 149,906 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 14,451 new cases, down 977 from Wednesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 34, up one from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 555, down 36 from Wednesday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Aichi (10,101), Fukuoka (7,595), Saitama (7,493), Hyogo (7,410), Chiba (6,051), Kanagawa (5,760), Hokkaido (5,637), Hiroshima (4,774), Kyoto (3,685), Shizuoka (3,290), Okayama (3,135), Ibaraki (3,002), Niigata (2,940), Kagoshima (2,903), Mie (2,717), Gifu (2,536), Kumamoto (2,346), Nagasaki (2,436), Fukushima (2,192) and Okinawa (2,040).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 303.

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With cases crashing it’s Time for the government to downgrade this thing and move on.

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Slowly but surely down we go. The trend is good.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

I wish there would be comparisons to the same day of the week for the previous week as comparisons to days within the same week are less relevant.

But it seems the trend is down and that is good news to be sure.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Getting lesser and lesser each week! Perfect timing to start the second school semester!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Nemo,

Tokyo is down 8600 from last Thursday per NHK.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Very promising, but saying, ‘let’s move on’ isn’t going to make it go away!

2 ( +8 / -6 )

but saying, ‘let’s move on’ isn’t going to make it go away!

true but as we’ve seen from almost every other country in the world it’s no longer a cause for restrictions.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

11 August 31,247

18 August 27,453

25 August 23,129

1 September 14,451

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Tokyo is down 8600 from last Thursday per NHK.

Yes, but who knows nowadays? They only report what they feel like, no?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Why are we still reporting these?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Heading downwards. Time to remove absolutely all restrictions and get on with things.

Corona is a thing of the past.

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@Nemo

“I wish there would be comparisons to the same day of the week for the previous week as comparisons to days within the same week are less relevant.”

The information is always in the link in the article. WoW, it was down 35.6% if you want to know.

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Samurai Jack,

Thank you, much appreciated.

Hattorikun,

Noted. I had never clicked on the link before, will check in the future.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

@John Fairly sure only 4 prefectures decided to reduce reporting and that didn't include Tokyo, so no reason for the numbers for Tokyo will be counted any differently than before. Although I guess it may cause a small dip in the national figures although doubt it will be more than 10%.

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The numstillber of coronavirus-related viruses was 303.

Still very high hope it goes down below 300 from tomorrow

0 ( +3 / -3 )

So with zero restrictions brought in despite the record high cases numbers of recent months (actually a loosening of some restrictions - though obv not going far enough) cases are now falling dramatically.

Given that the same happened elsewhere - and vaccination rates, border controls, mask wearing and sanitiser had absolutely nothing to do with it - maybe no one should be surprised that this was always going to happen and mitigations effectively have no bearing on the outcomes.

Those who called for greater restrictions, inc even more stringent border controls, more masking, further business restrictions and even lockdowns - must feel disappointed by the fall.

We feel your pain.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

@design-monkey

Miyagi, Ibaraki, Tottori and Saga

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Given that the same happened elsewhere - and vaccination rates, border controls, mask wearing and sanitiser had absolutely nothing to do with it

Absolutely nothing? Hahahaha

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cases will reach zero and tourists will still be in travel package programs...sigh

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cases will reach zero and tourists will still be in travel package programs...sigh

I mean.. Nobody really misses tourists... Except for the hotels and the hospitality sector maybe..

To clarify, I think they should be let in but Kyoto, Asakusa, etc. have all been way better over the past couple of years without the great horde.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Wait till the new vaccine kicks in.

Well, we shall shall whether the current downward trend continues, won't we?

I found the latest info on the omicron booster:

Pfizer presented preliminary findings in eight mice given BA.4/BA.5 vaccines as their third dose. Compared with the mice that received the original vaccine as a booster, the animals showed an increased response to all Omicron variants tested: BA.1, BA.2, BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5.

These eight mice are bravest animals in their world and will determine the future of millions and possibly billions of humans!

I love science!

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Source: https://www.science.org/content/article/omicron-booster-shots-are-coming-lots-questions

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

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