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Japan reports record daily high 110,675 new coronavirus cases


Japan on Saturday reported 110,675 new coronavirus cases, the highest number since the pandemic began.

Tokyo on Saturday reported 18,919 new coronavirus cases, down 140 from Friday and up 9,203 from last Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, down two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 114, up seven from Friday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (12,351), Kanagawa (7,638), Aichi (7,269), Fukuoka (6,588), Saitama (6,115), Chiba (5,429), Hyogo (5,068), Okinawa (3,904), Kumamoto (2,752), Shizuoka (2,712), Hokkaido (1,928), Kagoshima (1,701), Hiroshima (1,342), Nara (1,223), Gifu (1,208), Ibaraki (1,145), Oita (1,097), Mie (1,063), Gunma (1,018), Miyazaki (1,011), Aomori (974), Saga (973), Ehime (940), Shimane (916), Miyagi (958), Nagasaki (912), Okayama (873), Nagano (815), Niigata (814), Yamaguchi (770), Shiga (741), Wakayama (644), Ishikawa (618), Kagawa (593), Iwate (590), Fukushima (586), Fukui (520), Yamanashi (481), Toyama (460), Kochi (427), Tottori (370), Akita (355), Tokushima (335) and Yamagata (321).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 20.

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New record number down here. Hardly going down, but folks dont seem to care.

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@Larr Flint

Do you actually sit and wait for this article everyday, to repeat the same thing, over and over, even when it's wrong?

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It has peaked. Numbers down from Friday. The covid panel can take a break!

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YubaruToday  05:07 pm JST

New record number down here. Hardly going down, but folks dont seem to care.

Yes and that is good. This will be behind us when people stop being afraid and start living.

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For the vast majority of responsible adults, life and the borders will return to pre-Covid terms once we get to post-Covid ! We have the necessary physical tools to achieve that ! Get vaccinated or boosted asap! Mask up when safety is compromised…. (Public transportation, shopping, bars if you must, social distancing) follow the scientifically proven to be effective 3 C’s! Unfortunately, the things the minority are missing are want to …. Can’t teach want . These numbers will get lower…. Only because of the 3 day holiday weekend….. so the naysayers who falsely claimed Covid dead 2 weeks ago can rejoice and continue to spread dangerous and patently false information…. Until Wednesday…. But I’m a realist…. The marginalized minority aren’t going to change their selfish behaviors and closed minds …. Until reality hits them much closer to home … keep safe people. Over 500k currently hospitalized…. Don’t join them or cause others to….

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Mr McCarthy,

You are wrong again. As of Wednesday, 34,000 in hospitals and hotels. Over 330,000

positive cases at home. You are pushing a false narrative.

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Ministry of Health and Welfare website info published yesterday:


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After this wave the next one will be close behind. Borders can’t be opened during a wave nor after the wave, also seems these masks are doing a wonderful job not.

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I am glad that not a lot of serious cases are being recorded, but that said, there are probably a lot that aren't being recorded. Lest we forget, for numerous reasons this is a nation where people are urged or feel pressured to simply stay home and try to ride it out, and I am sure quite a lot of deaths of elderly in particular are attributed to other factors but are the result of Covid. So, don't hesitate to seek treatment if you are sick, people, even though I know you can only be sick during business hours here to do so.

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So this is what it looked like in Europe and the US back in 2020!!

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If you're scared stay home. Simple as that.

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Covid is never going to go away. Instead of constantly being concerned by numbers whether it is up or down, time to move on with our lives. If you want to a wear a mask and avoid crowded spaces than that is your decision but you shouldn't force others to do so where the government does not. I am glad they haven't imposed any additional restrictions. Hopefully full opening of borders will follow since it is not going to make the slightest bit of difference in numbers at this point.

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Fact: vaccines save lives

In terms of saving lives, if anything that is limited to the vulnerable. Overall, they have no effect on mortality.

In terms of preventing symptomatic infection, at most they have a small effect between 1/2 to about 3 months after vaccination. After that they have a negative effect, according to a recent large study from Qatar:


So if you want to be protected by the vax, you better get it at least every 3 months!

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So if you want to be protected by the vax, you better get it at least every 3 months!

you said it!

My point is that if you don't get it at least every 3 months, your better off never getting it.

And I doubt getting those injections so often is harmless to the body.

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I find it funny that some of the more hysterical posters here are urging strengthening of border restrictions. Japan will soon have the highest rate of covid cases in the world! If anything, there should be outbound travel restrictions to prevent Japanese from infecting the world.

And at the end of the day, the BA5 variant was brought in by Japanese people who are not subject to the bans you want put back in place. Japanese people brought in all the earlier variants, too, and will bring in future ones, whether or not foreign tourists are allowed to come back without booking monitor tours.

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Move on, start living.

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”Well, 20 souls moved on today. Tomorrow will be more, so no need to show any minor concern for the people around you.”

I have news for you: People die everyday for all sorts of reasons. Shockingly enough, even before Covid came on the scene.

Your response sounds like life everywhere should all stop until deaths drop to 0. Because humans were immortal prior to Covid, right?

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It’s a wave everywhere all over the planet, if your sick stay home get over and move on. We really need to stop carrying on now , the vaccinations are preventing serious sickness so it’s basically a bad flu now.

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The numbers will go up - it's not a matter of who has or hasn't been vaccinated, they will simply go up. One has to wonder whether the Chinese way of lockdown - is the right way ? After all, they invented this darned virus in the first place... right ?

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