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Tokyo reports 154 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,147

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 154 new coronavirus cases, down 145 from Sunday and 148 down from last Monday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 341.6.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 125, down four from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,106, down 27 from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,147. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (141), Kanagawa (123), Chiba )83), Aichi (78), Hyogo (78), Saitama (78), Okinawa (40), Fukuoka (39) and Kyoto (27).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 28.


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Article in Japantimes says restraint by the unvaccinated played/plays key role in drastic plunge in numbers

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Reduced visits to places identified as hotspots for infection cited as main reason, similar to findngs in a study done in the US

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Low number, but only 1,659 tests yesterday.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

Restraint in testing more like. How niave people are to believe these numbers.

-5 ( +10 / -15 )

wow that's good news, would be good if I could go to the pub to celebrate.........

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Article in Japantimes says restraint by the unvaccinated played/plays key role in drastic plunge in numbers

Doubt it. I still went to the gym when I had COVID. Although at least I wore my mask (except during heavy sets of squats). Gainz baby!

-29 ( +3 / -32 )

Many would be interested to read the specific article you cite @ian 4:56pm. Please provide it.

-“Article in Japantimes says restraint by the unvaccinated played/plays key role in drastic plunge in numbers”-

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Many would also be interested to read that specific article you cite, as well @ian 4:59pm.- Please provide the specific link.

-“Reduced visits to places identified as hotspots for infection cited as main reason, similar to findngs in a study done in the US“ -

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Well done. Credit to @Jimizo for getting PM Suga’s attention, creating Japan’s ‘currently trending’, national ‘catch-phrase’: “*Cautiously Optimistic**”. *

*-@6:18am - Citing the fact that the number of new cases in Japan has dropped to about 3,000 a day from about 25,000 at one point, [Suga] said, “I would like to decide (whether to lift the emergency) after hearing expert opinions." -*

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Many would also be interested to read that specific article you cite, as well @ian 4:59pm.- Please provide the specific link.

*-“Reduced visits to places identified as hotspots for infection cited as main reason, similar to findngs in a study done in the US“ -*

I guess @Ian refers to this:

Why have COVID-19 cases in Tokyo plummeted? Study points to restraint by the unvaccinated.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/09/26/national/tokyo-unvaccinated-covid-wave/

I stress there must have been various factors involved and intertwined for the recent sharp fall.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

OMG! Only 154 cases? That's the lowest number, (according to my records) since the 8th March. 12 days in a row under 1,000. I wonder if these are correct, really.

Just saying.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

Someone socialising, going to work when they had covid is the wrong action to make. With or without a mask.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/09/26/national/tokyo-unvaccinated-covid-wave/

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Already conspiracy theorists questioning the numbers but the cases were always going to fall given vaccinations are starting to reach some high levels (close to 160m jabs in total)

Great to see an improvement once again. Some prefectures seeing days of no cases at all. Kagawa had its first day with no new COVID cases since July for example.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

back down to the 100s for the first time in half a year.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

have to say, really happy to see the numbers continue to head down - not sure how since people are still roaming about as usual, but the numbers are falling for whatever reason. Let's all hope it continues.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Looking good so far, if the count is correct. Maybe then we'll be back to normal soon. Still concerns remain!

0 ( +5 / -5 )

@snowymountainhell  05:09 pm

Many would be interested to read the specific article you cite @ian 4:56pm. Please provide it.

Sorry for the lapse.

Thanks for providing the link @noriahojanen

@rainman1

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Doubt it. I still went to the gym when I had COVID. Although at least I wore my mask (except during heavy sets of squats).

I suppose it’s a slight variation on telling us about unspeakably uninteresting travel, eating and drinking habits.

Not more useful.

Anyway, hospitalizations around the country look in better shape than a few weeks ago.

Let’s see what happens this week in how far lifting the restrictions will go.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Doubt it. I still went to the gym when I had COVID. Although at least I wore my mask (except during heavy sets of squats). Gainz baby!

At least you wore a mask. The hot spots refered to in the news were watering holes, where customers naturally take off masks

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Thanks” to the 3 of you @ian 6:03pm, @noriahojanen 5:24pm & @rainman1 5:30pm for the info.

Apparently the -’s indicate some aren’t happy about simple questions asking for more information and verifications.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Cold winter is approaching again let’s see how well people stay cold free

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Please, Government of Japan open the border. Since last year I have been waiting to join company as a engineer. I am totally frustrated, depressed and exhausted. My degree in vain. After graduating from university I learned Japanese and choose Japan with respect to others country. I have a huge respect for Japanese people but please open border and Japantoday please convey this message. Thank you

1 ( +7 / -6 )

The fourth wave is ending, prepare for the fifth wave

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Numbers dropping everywhere.

Norway just announced all restrictions are being dropped and coronavirus will be classified the same as influenza.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

@ Sandip: I hear you and hope you can get here. JT cannot help you get in. You just have to wait for the government to open up.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

At least I can feel good about all the superb traveling I have done has not been in vain in helping to support the tourism industry.

I do not look forward to seeing venues crowded again, but this beautiful land needs to be seen and businesses need tourists.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Doubt it. I still went to the gym when I had COVID. Although at least I wore my mask (except during heavy sets of squats). Gainz baby!

Wow as if that happened. Anyway it’s good to see that number s are finally going down and that we can finally open up.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Very good news, sad it happens right when Suga was leaving.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Burning Bush : Once again. Cherry Picking the article. That's NOT exactly what it says just to please your denial of Covid narrative.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

The recent surge and subsequent sharp decline in infection only means that the virus has become no more dangerous than a common flu, it’s about time they stopped jabbing healthy people.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

28 deaths.only?

still must be afraid?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@Meiyouwenti

it hasn’t crossed your mind that the large number of vaccinations administered has contributed to the lower numbers….?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Good low numbers caused by vaccines and people taking sensible precautions. Looks like we will be opening up later this week. Let’s all go out and have fun but still take sensible precautions.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

28 deaths.only? still must be afraid?

No, it’s a number too low to be afraid if not affected, and if affected it’s over anyway and also no reason to be afraid anymore. lol

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

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