A group of people gathers in Tokyo's Asakusa district on Tuesday. Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko
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Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,205

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 186 new cases of the coronavirus, down 128 from Monday.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 38,197.

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (53).

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 51, up 10 from Monday, health officials said.

The nationwide tally, as of 6:30 p.m., was 1,205. Osaka Prefecture had the most number of cases with 210, followed by Hokkaido (216), Tokyo, Hyogo (77), Kanagawa (67), Saitama (43), Chiba (42) and Ibaraki (26).

Fifteen coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Previously I decided to bow out of this comment section as I came to regard it as a futile endeavour. However, as I continue my effort to stay informed regard covid-19 internationally, I have discovered several useful resources which I want to share. I hope these will provide data which commentators may reference when expressing their views so as provide more salient and well supported arguments:

CDC: this page lists all covid-19 deaths by age and gender, as well as by comorbidity including influenza, in the US:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

TK: this page sources data from across Japan to provide in depth data as to the situation here, including breakdowns by age and prefecture:

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

Stop Covid: this site provides hospitalization data for all Japan based on prefectural reporting:

https://www.stopcovid19.jp/

Tokyo: this site contains data on the Tokyo Metro area situation:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Estat: This is the official portal for the government statistics in Japan. It is useful for data relating to previous years and non-covid causes of death, although as data is tabulated annually, there is limited data for 2020:

https://www.e-stat.go.jp/en

WHO: factsheets provided by the WHO across all monitored health issues. This is useful when reference other diseases mortality rates in previous years etc.

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Are the false positives ever subtracted from the tallies?

Asking for a friend.

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If you have symptoms or have know contact with an infected person you CAN quite easily get a test at a designated clinic. Maybe not in April but now no problem at all...

Stop spreading false information, hokkaido where the virus is raging doesn't test those without symptoms even if they were in contact with someone who tested positive.

Nationally, if someone did a test on wednesday and tested positive and you were in close contact with that person the sunday before you are not considered having been in close contact thus requiring free testing,

If there is a mask wearing policy at your work and a coworker test positive you are not considered to have been in close contact even if you were next to the coworker. Testing, tracing and isolating have not been and will never be practised here to mitigate this virus,

The daily low numbers gives us that relief, satisfaction and psychological boost that we are doing better compared to other countries,

3 ( +4 / -1 )

And here is the thing..You cannot HIDE Death. There is no conspiracy here with regard to post mortems or NON testing. My own doctor even said the same thing to me two weeks ago. He said that without doubt there will be a large amount of very mild and asymptomatic cases that are going undetected there. Testing is a lot easier than before, not random testing, which would reveal the real figures of infection, but enough to identify those who truly feel unwell. As he said, this whole conspiracy theory that people are dying in hospital with Covid and not being tested post mortem is garbage as you can't even get near most hospitals front doors right now if you DO have any Covid syptoms, and as rightly stated above are sent for a test at a designated clinic.

There are what? 51 serious cases in Tokyo - Yes, I am sorry for these patients and I hope they can recover, but big picture, please.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Test test ..... yawn....

Sure there are some cases without symptoms, as there are in other countries with massive numbers of known cases... The difference and it is a big difference is that as yet Japan does not have the masses of serious cases or deaths...

Unless someone on here can point to where they are hiding all the bodies...

Anyone?

No I didn’t think so.....

Test tests ... zzzzz

If you have symptoms or have know contact with an infected person you CAN quite easily get a test at a designated clinic. Maybe not in April but now no problem at all...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Why are the number of tested NOT showing up on that website that ALWAYS shows how many were tested?

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I predicted in the 200's yesterday, seems the number of tests have gone down to probably under 1000 (we will find out on Thursday).

agree

Strange how a report stating a massive drop in new cases doesn’t supply the information on how many tests were conducted. Go Nippon media!

yup!

From January 2021 the number of tests conducted every day will be 15. This way the world will see that Japan is safe to hold the Olympics.

nail on the head!

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Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Number of people hospitalized by COVID. Reported yesterday: 1483.

Number of people hospitalized by COVID. Reported today: 1583.

Day-over-day change: +100 persons

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized. It should also be remembered that data on severe symptoms are already reflected in the Japan Today article. And there is no need to mention them again in the comments.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Yesterday's data: 10,64 points.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Today's data: 11,36 points.

Day-over-day change: +0,72 points.

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Of course there could be other factors that can be used to make an estimate.

But so far no one really provides a credible basis.

Usually it's just a number picked out of thin air.

It must be 10times 100 times etc.

People really need to relax.

If you're too stressed out you could be more prone to covid and other sicknesses.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Well I for one don't agree, even with the 'optimistic' estimate.

Im certainly taking this seriously so there has to be evidence.

If there are no observable corresponding number of sick people then they are just figments of wild runaway imagination to me.

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@AG- I agree, I am being optimistic, but I don't want the normal mob coming out and calling out for 'lockdown' - I've been castigated here enough by various people for apparently not taking this seriously enough or respecting their, frankly, unrealistic expectations. Full thumbs up from me on your comment.

On another note, the suicide rate YOY was just reported on NHK. Awful. For those who call for 'lockdown' - bear in mind the pain this has caused already with the limited restrictions we had/have.

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We all know that today's figures are laughable at best. It's at least 5000 a day, maybe close to 10000 with a large slice of asymptomatic infection occurring. 

Considering the lack or measures that is a pretty optimistic number for a metropolitan area of 38 million and the lack of social distancing everywhere @theResident.

Totally agree when you say the Gov made their position very clear.

There is no way around it, and lets be honest: foreign countries will not put any pressure to the 3rd largest economy in the world to be transparent, unfortunately.

Anyone flying to Japan, and specially the largest 2 cities of Tokyo and Osaka, are at great risk of getting it at this stage. Life is normal, nothing ever changed apart from some bars closing earlier than usual.

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*Who would/should have

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Hmm, so these are the results for Saturday's tests.

So probably many of those who have otherwise gone for testing weren't able to because they were in some other densely packed local tourist spot

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FlintToday  04:18 pm JST

Suppressed! Great job government! Squeeze and fight that virus, and numbers already down to 180 from 500. See guy I told ya

Sarcastic........

Agree with you. We already see the dividends of the great work done by Suga and Co. during the 3 days weekend. Hard working in the darkness of Kasumigaseki, from the special task force, while the masses were enjoying the beautiful autumn weather

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Seems some don't notice a wind up when it's staring them in the face (looking at you Thomas)

We all know that today's figures are laughable at best. It's at least 5000 a day, maybe close to 10000 with a large slice of asymptomatic infection occurring. I'm sure we all know or know of someone who had tested positive now.

Wear your masks. Wash your hands.

Stay at home if you must. The Government have made their position very clear. Maybe we will go back to a 'request' for a 10pm closure of Restaurants.

Other than that, we pretty need to get on with life. Ok, it's just my guess, but if you leave your house now and simply use public transport or enter a shop you have a 20-30% chance of being exposed. Rife is the word that springs to mind. I'm writing this standing on a fairly busy train. My choice.

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People saluting the government and saying they're doing a good job...oh dear.

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Why can't these people stay at home? Relentless quest to be outside enjoying themselves. Selfish

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From January 2021 the number of tests conducted every day will be 15. This way the world will see that Japan is safe to hold the Olympics.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

As i fully and clearly explained

You did no such thing.

10 ( +16 / -6 )

Strange how a report stating a massive drop in new cases doesn’t supply the information on how many tests were conducted. Go Nippon media!

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Low. As i fully and clearly explained. This is a decreasing trend. strongly salute the efforts of the govt and peoples following the advices to keep things in check

Anyone knows the low number on a first working day following 3 day weekend is a given. Another low number coming tomorrow as well ...numbers will be back to normal trend by Friday ( given the 3 day lag between the test taken and results reported , compliment s of Japan,s super advanced fax technology ). Hope this is a "clear" enough explanation.

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Low. As i fully and clearly explained. This is a decreasing trend. The combined total efforts of everyone has helped to reduce this horrible virus in japan. It has already peaked. I strongly salute the efforts of the govt and peoples following the advices to keep things in check.

-32 ( +4 / -36 )

And number of tests unreported as of yet.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/index.files/021124sokuhou.pdf

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I predicted in the 200's yesterday, seems the number of tests have gone down to probably under 1000 (we will find out on Thursday).

Of course, the number of seriously ill jumped by 20% in one day, which is harder to control.

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An anomaly perhaps

On the heels of a three-day weekend, par for the course.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

I think this is the lowest it has been for a week or two. An anomaly perhaps.

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

Suppressed! Great job government! Squeeze and fight that virus, and numbers already down to 180 from 500. See guy I told ya!

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