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Tokyo reports 19 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 131


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 19 new coronavirus cases, up five from Friday and up three from last Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is two, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 28, down four from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 131. No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Yeah a huge increase, massive cause for concern. Hope the hospitals can cope.

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Just ran the numbers on those eligible to be vaccinated (12 and older) and 85.98% have received 2 shots.

97,558,098 have receceived two shots. Divide that by the 12 and older population of 113,500,000 and you get the almost 86% number. That is outstanding and part of the reason numbers have been so low.

Keep it up Japan.

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@joffy. Good description.

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Kinda high for a weekend!

Be careful, everyone!

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Well said!

Keep Japan safe, everyone.

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Agree. Hope things don’t get worse. In the meantime, stay safe, stay careful.

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“Follow the advice of others posting here”


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It surely doesn’t reflect the real numbers, but it’s good enough to be considered an indicator for being again behind the graph’s minimum turning point and now starting to increase.

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I am just glad that the sever cases are decreasing day by day. Mild cases aren't so bad because people can recover in a few days. Sever cases are the ones that are of concern because they are hospitalize and can die. Tokyo only has 2 person right now with sever symptoms. This means the nurses and doctors finally manage to catch a break. If we are lucky, we might finally see the death count completely stop in a few more days. Vaccines is what helps prevent you from getting more sever symptoms. After 2 nightmarish years and more than 18k death, we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Actually we really should make a memorial of all those we had lost in these 2 years. Is almost like no nation is bothering anymore to try to remember those who are lost to covid. So many children and families lost their love ones.

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Japan is not a bubble. People are coming in and out every day.

The virus is surging across the world. If it's bad in Korea it will be bad here in a few weeks.

Omicron is even more contagious which means the viral load in the nose will be high. What percentage of people here don't mask their noses?

I'm predicting 3 weeks till things get bad again. I hope I'm wrong. Please downvote if you disagree. Could use the optimism.

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I just hope our vaccine can handle Omicron.

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treble4punk… wondering if you are in Japan. Percentage of people masking their noses here is high… very high indeed.

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@treble4punk, maybe. The difference between korea and us is that we had a massive outbreak hit the population before while Korea hasn't. Many of the tokyo resident had gotten expose to covid awhile back during the olympic. The antibodies inside our body are still working. In fact even if a new wave comes, most will only get mild cases because of the antibodies in the immune system. While south korea is a lot more vulnerable to the current new wave because their population hasn't been hit hard by the covid.

There are scientists who believe that exposing the public to a certain decree to the virus will be a good thing because those who survive are more protected against future waves. Not sure how i feel about that but it does seems to work because the numbers is now dropping compare to months ago. The best thing we can now do is strengthen our immune system further by taking vitamins D and watch our hygiene.

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If the case are so low, why is Japan drastic step. too inbound traffic, 1 out 3000 test positive daily, should American be banned from Japan

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is two,

TWO people in hospital, and we still get headlines about this. Good grief.

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