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Tokyo reports 175 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 695

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 175 new cases of the coronavirus, down 64 from Sunday.

The number (97 men and 78 women) is the result of 4,654 tests conducted on March 12. Fifty-one cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 42, up one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 327.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 695. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (76), Saitama (72), Osaka (67), Kanagawa (55), Hokkaido (54), Hyogo (33), Miyagi (20) and Okinawa (16).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 38.

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vaccinated to date 230,542 people.

no one has been vaccinated over the weekend according to the Ministry of Health.

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No matter how you look at it, the numbers are going down, even if massaged by the government's testing regime. With only a tiny percentage of the country vaccinated, that is having very little impact on the natural curve of a pandemic.

The falling numbers must be really upsetting the fear mongers out there who seem to take a perverse enjoyment from high figures.

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Gooch - so apparently you haven’t checked TV news in Japan recently, have you? The trend is going upwards, and the R rate is above 1 in several places.

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Actually the decline in numbers is leveling off to be more accurate

the amount of disinformation posted here is stunning

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Why do we only get Tokyo data? Are there no cases in the provinces? Is the risk of infection when traveling in remoter parts of Japan low?

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VinkeToday  06:15 pm JST

Gooch - so apparently you haven’t checked TV news in Japan recently, have you? The trend is going upwards, and the R rate is above 1 in several places.

Forget the TV news. They exist to scare the bejeezus out of their viewers because it grabs eyeballs and therefore advertising money, so have a vested interest in frightening you. As for NHK, they're a government mouthpiece and should be taken with a handful of salt. If you enjoy being spoken to like a child, NHK is the place to go.

Fact is, the numbers in the major centers are wobbling around low levels, and are now almost non-existent in regional areas.

See here for a more accurate picture of what's going on.

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

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the circus here. The circus here everyone is waiting in lines, all of a sudden it’s Olympics now what is tying? Lowering numbers

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Yup, Gooch, heh, was just about to link you to the same page (https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html) - the effective reproductive number is 1.07 as of March 14.

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Not even 5000 tested as the Olympics Torch date is getting closer ! haha

What a joke Japan is.

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...forgot to say. Also, this time last week the figure was 600.

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The numbers "appear" to be going down for now, but I'm expecting a rapid spike in cases once the SOE is lifted on or around the 21st of this month. The 4th wave is just around the corner and I've got a hunch that it's going to be one of the aggressive variants out there.

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