Japan reports 105,584 coronavirus cases


Japan on Sunday reported 105,584 new coronavirus cases.

Tokyo reported 17,790 new coronavirus cases, down 1,129 from Saturday and up 8,308 from last Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 13, down one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 129, up 15 from Saturday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (10,804), Kanagawa (8,147), Saitama (6,547), Aichi (6,222), Hyogo (5,575), Chiba (4,877), Okinawa (4,165), Kyoto (2,467), Shizuoka (2,409), Kumamoto (2,350), Hokkaido (1,833), Kagoshima (1,700), Hiroshima (1,318), Mie (1,184), Nara (1,180), Ibaraki (1,173), Oita (1,083), Miyazaki (1,026), Gunma (1,002), Shiga (991), Gifu (989), Okayama (916), Miyagi (875), Tochigi (852), Nagasaki (841), Aomori (820), Wakayama (791), Niigata (775), Yamaguchi (772), Nagano (729), Ehime (718), Shimane (694), Ishikawa (679), Saga (660), Fukushima (600), Iwate (554), Fukui (537), Tottori (414), Toyama (413), Yamanashi (385), Tokushima (366), Kochi (325), Akita (309) and Yamagata (252).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 17.

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At this rate everyone will be infected with this mild strain by the end of the year!

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Doubling every week.

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Listen we are not going to close the economy again so everyone who is counting for another lockdown so they can stay home is wrong.

Japan will go broke if that happens.

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A quick note to all the idiots making light of this. This ‘mild’ virus can cause Long Covid even if you have cold like symptoms or even no symptoms at all. In some countries, Long Covid is now classed as a disability. This thing is no joke.

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I notice it’s very common and usual for those still afraid of Covid and who want remote learning, lockdowns or deportations etc for non compliance, to use abuse at those they disagree with.

Long Covid effects 7% of those who report infections, this is usually, mild symptoms for a couple of weeks. It’s not a new phenomenon, all viruses including colds and flu can cause similar symptoms.

Another fact overlooked by the vaccinate for all brigade is the fact that the current vaccines are only 15% effective at preventing Long Covid.

The best ways to prevent Long Covid are to maintain a good body weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, do not get stressed and maintain a PMA (positive Mental Attitude).

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Well, that’s it. Two more years of Closed Airports.

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together with the guiding power of LDP, we have beaten covid. surely, numbers are to decreasing from down to 0 at this point. i state firmly and with true

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A huge number of cases as I predicted. And Okinawa sets a new record!

Japan had plenty of time to prepare for this new wave but in essence the country has not taken any preventative measures.

That is a 15% that comes on top of preventing a symptomatic disease or the infection in the first place, and obviously it is much better than 0% protection that come from lack of vaccination.

There is no need for protection by vaccination if you are not coming into contact with anyone infected or with the virus, in which case there is a 0% risk of becoming infected.

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reduce chances of infection from C19

Nope, they don't. Hence why all the people who have had two or three injections of the vaccines still catch covid.

The treadmill continues, but let's be clear, taking 3, 4 , 5 or 10 injections isn't going to make this go away. It's something here to stay and to live with. So let's drop the masks and return to normal life like every other country.

For me, when I got that second injection I was relieved, fully immunized, I was thinking of ditching the masks and did my part in getting back to normality. Fast forward a year and here we are, the government talking about 4th injection.

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13 that's all you need to read in this article, back to normal life enjoying the 3 day weekend, thank you!

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Vaccines are reducing the viral load overall. Less people will be infected and if infected won’t shed as much virus. Granted we need something more specific to 5 now, and to get ahead of things 2.75. I wonder why it’s taking so long for updated vaccines?

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Wow 13 peeps in hospital with severe symptoms…shut the borders return to cave dwelling….not

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reduce chances of infection from C19

Nope, they don't. Hence why all the people who have had two or three injections of the vaccines still catch covid.

Line you quoted says reduce the chances, not reduce the chances to zero

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So let's drop the masks and return to normal life like every other country.

Can you give an example of this"every other country"?

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