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Japan reports 103,311 coronavirus cases

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Japan on Friday reported 97,788 new coronavirus cases, up 5,523 from Thursday. It was the first time since Feb 5 that the nationwide number topped 100,000.

Tokyo reported 19,059 new coronavirus cases, up 2,397 from Thursday and up 10,282 from last Friday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 16, up one from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 107, up seven from Thursday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (9,745), Kanagawa (7,603), Fukuoka (6,356), Aichi (6,351), Saitama (5,755), Hyogo (5,433), Chiba (4,983), Okinawa (3,462), Kumamoto (2,643), Shizuoka (2,242), Kyoto (1,941), Hokkaido (1,734), Kagoshima (1,599), Hiroshima (1,296), Ibaraki (1,147), Gifu (1,044), Oita (1,041), Mie (1,037), Miyazaki (1,009), Saga (996), Nara (993), Shiga (990), Gunma (957), Shimane (952), Aomori (920), Ehime (857), Miyagi (851), Nagasaki (830), Tochigi (774), Okayama (756), Nagano (732), Niigata (718), Ishikawa (704), Wakayama (632), Yamaguchi (624), Iwate (584), Kagawa (487), Fukui (484), Fukushima (472), Toyama (472), Yamanashi (413), Tottori (401), Kochi (346), Akita (326), Tokushima (298) and Yamagata (240).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 31.

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Numbers are doubling week on week but the number of serious cases isn't problematic....

Be sensible but no need for panic measures.

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Those little life sucking vampires seem to have now got used to hot sunlight.

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Amazing to see how successful the vaccine prevents or decrease the spread of the virus.

I know that the vaccine do not decrease or prevent the spread of infections, because I do see the reality.

But some other people do not...

-7 ( +12 / -19 )

Infection is inevitable. Dying because of it is another story.

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Elections done, so lets pump the numbers.

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Serious cases are going to spike, they naturally fall a week or two behind an increase in registered cases as it takes a week or two of development of the illness to progress to a life threatening situation. That said, it's still going to be a tiny fraction of people who get sick, so those outside of risk groups should live as normal and use masks out of consideration on trains/subways/taxis or where you cant reasonably maintain a meters distance from strangers.

If or when the prognosis looks like hospitals are possibly going to be pushed to their limits thus risking substandard care to those with serious cases and so avoidable deaths - then the govt will come forward with recommendations or restrictions.

Until then there's no reason to heed comments from people pleading you to stay at home.

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@Elvis

I just mentioned about spreading the infection only, NOT about hospitalization.

Of course I do see that the hospitalization is low, and I am very happy to see that.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

2回接種 10,641 人

1回接種 131 人

接種なし 3,095 人

不明 2,795 人

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

That amazingly consistent ratio continues

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Long weekend starts tonight - no real testing will be done until Tuesday when people return from their leisure breaks.

Wednesday's results will be very interesting.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

*2回接種 10,641 人**

1回接種 **131** 人

接種なし **3,095** 人

不明 **2,795** 人

Still no one 3 or 4 vaxes in is getting infected, it seems.

What would the last " unknown " category be then?

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What will the anti everything crowd have to say about this ... numbers way UP ... There is no way to sugarcoat the FACTS ... Luckily they are in the small minority ...

The responsible majority wear masks , get vaxxed, and follow the three Cs ... We need to protect ourselves from omicron the deadliest variant in Japan to date ! That is a FACT !

Lets not have any more whining about the border ... Japan has not had ANY restrictions since this Covid began ... This despite 454,069 ACTUAL cases ... Please read the real case numbers and be considerate of others ...

(I can see why he enjoys this so much ;) )

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

That amazingly consistent ratio continues

Would be helpful if you post the ratios

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Numbers up everywhere. National Go to Travel campaign not started, but no problem in my prefecture and surrounding, the generous local travel campaign has been extended two the end of August - half price for all hotels and nice shopping vouchers as well. Thats how much they care about COVID

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Unknown is probably because there's an age group in which they don't release info

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Amazing to see how successful the vaccine prevents or decrease the spread of the virus.

I know that the vaccine do not decrease or prevent the spread of infections, because I do see the reality.

But some other people do not...

What's amazing is that in July 2022 there are still people who don't understand the point of the vaccine is to reduce the severity of symptoms.

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Antivaxers pointing out that more vaccinated getting infected than unvaccinated, please stop failing to note that the majority of people are vaccinated. Majority of dead were unvaccinated.

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Reckless

Actually the vaccines don’t work that well against these variants, though they do afford some protection for a limited period. Luckily this variant is so mild there will be few severely affected compared to variants up to Delta and that includes the unvaccinated We also have many people with antibodies too from past infections.

Vaccines only really benefit those highly at risk of any infection/virus.

Deaths from these variants are primarily the very elderly regardless whether vaccinated or not.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

.001 severe cases. LOL

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I just DONT understand it. Masking is virtually 100% indoors AND out.

What happened?

WHAT HAPPENED?

We did everything right.......

They said this couldn't happen. Quickly approaching record numbers......

WHAT HAPPENED???

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 16, up one from Thursday, health officials said.

The vaccines are working.

Unfortunately it's not conclusive from this data alone because a big portion of infected are unvaccinated if the breakdown posted hereabouts is accurate

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*2回接種 10,641 人*

*1回接種 131 人*

*接種なし 3,095 人*

*不明 2,795 人*

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

That amazingly consistent ratio continues

I’m not sure what your point is though.

Of course the number of infections in the twice vaccinated group are greater because that group is much much larger containing nearly 90% of the population. For the same reason the number of infections in the single vaccinated group are small because the number of those twice vaccinated is, percentage wise, that much higher.

But, again, the real issue is the disproportionately large percentage of infections in the non-vaccinated group.

It’s simple math, you should try it!

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16 people with severe symptoms not thanks to the useless vaccine but to the mildness of the current variant. I saw and article today about the mass exodus from the FDA and CDC in the US because of it’s current lack of following science. For the current vaccines approved for 6 months to 5 years Pfizer only trialled less than a thousand and supplied NO efficacy data but was still approved. Moderna was a bit better at 6000 participants and supplied efficacy data which showed a 4% less chance of catching corona than a non vaxxed kid….oh dear…makes sense really when the vaccines are using the alpha strain which is no longer relevant…

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sanjinosebleed.....

16 people with severe symptoms not thanks to the useless vaccine but to the mildness of the current variant

Actually a bit of both is probably closer to the truth.

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efficacy data which showed a 4% less chance of catching corona than a non vaxxed kid

What about development of severe symptoms what's the difference?

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Omicron 1.0 was seemingly a x100 multiplier to the number of cases at the bottom trough of the wave in January, and continued to rise for approximately one month until it peaked and then tapered off.

So if we are expecting the sub variant to behave similarly, the bottom trough of this wave was around 10-15,000 new cases daily, increased by a x100 multiplier, for what would equate to roughly 1,250,00 cases daily until this one tapers off and drops off quickly.

I anticipate: a new state of emergency; shortened dining hours and alcohol serving bans; renewed full travel bans on tourists and foreign resident family members, no new visas issued; mandatory quarantine for all travelers entering; fifth booster shot campaign for elderly, soon young people will be recommended a fourth.

Screen cap it because you heard it here first. All Covid restrictions introduced are essentially permanent with three month breaks in between waves.

Antivaxers pointing out that more vaccinated getting infected than unvaccinated, please stop failing to note that the majority of people are vaccinated. Majority of dead were unvaccinated.

Where's the source?

Infection is inevitable. Dying because of it is another story.

The number of people dying massively spiked in February of this year, after more than 80% of the population was vaccinated and some of the population was boosted.

I really feel kinda bad for the people that still buy into the vaccines or masks. From my perspective, it doesn't seem like these people inherently hate freedom or want restrictions, but they are deluded into believing that normal life can only be resumed for good once Covid isn't killing anybody whatsoever.

Only one of the following is true: either the vaccines would provide sufficient protection against Covid, or Covid would simply become weaker/less deadly over time as a natural process, and thus not require any restrictions. So far one of those things, as evident from the February death numbers, is not the case.

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It seems that a number of European countries, where this wave started earlier, have now passed the peak and that this wawe did no result in any capacity issues in hospitals even though no particular measures were taken to fight it (people did not put their mask back).

So it will probably the same in Japan and excess worry is not warranted.

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