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Japan reports 192,413 new coronavirus cases; 18,423 in Tokyo

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Japan on Friday reported 192,413 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 18,423 new cases, down 4,706 from Thursday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 38, unchanged from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 626, down 11 from Thursday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Fukuoka (10,552), Hyogo (9,701), Kanagawa (9,093), Saitama (8,911), Chiba (7,318), Hokkaido (6,395), Hiroshima (5,803), Kyoto (4,147), Kagoshima (3,625), Miyagi (3,611), Ibaraki (3,611), Okayama (3,553), Mie (3,330), Nagasaki (3,237), Niigata (3,051), Okinawa (3,015), Gifu (2,928), Fukushima (2,467), Miyazaki (2,434), Yamaguchi (2,402), Tokushima (2,311), Ehime (2,261) and Gunma (2,229).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 321.

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Situation is getting better and we can slowly move forward to a brighter and more social existence.

1 ( +15 / -14 )

Seems to be slowly decreasing....the trend sure is better than a week or two ago.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Am in the subway just now… seeing a guy in front of me… and took a while to realize he is without a mask… construction worker looking type of guy.. I am fine with that.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

Tokyo reports 18,423 coronavirus cases

GIANT numbers still.

Okinawa numbers still way high--a good indicator of proportionally what the real numbers of Tokyo are roughly.

No surprise when the central government has no plan other than to let the local governments take over with their no plan approach.

-7 ( +11 / -18 )

Currently at home with Covid right now (I am unvaccinated). To those saying they haven't met anyone unvaccinated who caught the virus, you do now. Personally, my Covid experience has been a sore throat and a slight fever. I also take my health very seriously with daily exercise and clean nutrition. Speaking from experience, if you are not someone who prioritizes your health, considering a Covid shot, however flawed it is, maybe a better option for you. If you are unvaccinated and healthy, expect nothing more than minor cold symptoms.

3 ( +14 / -11 )

Numbers heading in the right direction. With the pending change in reporting look for the numbers to drop even faster. Can’t wait to see more faces around the city

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

GIANT numbers still.

Okinawa numbers still way high--a good indicator of proportionally what the real numbers of Tokyo are roughly.

No surprise when the central government has no plan other than to let the local governments take over with their no plan approach.

Painkiller

Even when we reach 100 cases you will still qualify this number as huge!

6 ( +11 / -5 )

In the coming years, Japan may find itself in line with the rest of developed world. Though I wouldn't hold my breath

8 ( +10 / -2 )

The numbers will decrease dramatically once they stop testing so much.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Whats the point in reporting the numbers anymore, when then government has already given its blessing to not having to report non serious cases? At least before the number indicated the absolute minimum of infections, but now they it doesn't even represent that - they might as well pick a number out of a hat.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Covid isn’t just a cold

6 ( +13 / -7 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 321.

Another high?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

That's the highest death count recently, and in a very long while, but sure, let's declare COVID "gone". Rest in peace to the 321 individual souls that have now left us.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

No, we had two days with higher numbers, on 8/23 with 343 and on 2/22, the peak of last wave, with 322.

Thanks.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

That's the highest death count recently, and in a very long while, but sure, let's declare COVID "gone".

It's just perception, shaping of which is influenced heavily by the media

Most people now feel they are less likely to die though there are more people dying now daily than ever

7 ( +10 / -3 )

The goal has always been the same, to balance economic (and social) activities and healthcare capacity.

Basically to maximize economic activity without compromising the health care system.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Looks like case numbers have peaked and are starting to level off or even decline now.

Prefecture where I live counted over 2,000 fewer cases today than last Friday.

And I'm even seeing signs -- fleeting signs, but nonetheless at least some -- of people starting to eschew the ridiculous masks. At least outdoors.

Encouraging. Not out of the woods yet, but encouraging.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

The latest “hospitalization” stats dropped from the Jgov this evening.

The nationwide stats thru 8/24 are:

Active cases: 1.98 million cases  up from 1.8 mil

Truly “hospitalized”: 38,866 out of 46,777 beds.  83% occupied

ICU: 1772  out of 5573 beds. 31.8% occupied Down from 35%

Hotels(No doctors/nurses here)33,033 out of 70,686 beds.  47% occupied

Total corona beds available in hospItal + hotels=123,000

Home recuperation: 1.58 million (no doctor/ nurses here) Up from 1.44

All numbers up slightly except ICU patients.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

6 ( +7 / -1 )

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