Tokyo reports 2,320 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,779


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 2,320 new coronavirus cases, down 679 from Wednesday and down 3,074 from last Thursday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 10, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 166, down eight from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 20,779. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkaido (1,854), Fukuoka (1,372), Kanagawa (1,277), Okinawa (1,327), Osaka (1,243), Saitama (941), Aichi (886), Chiba (735), Hyogo (617), Hiroshima (561), Ibaraki (481), Kagoshima (420), Fukushima (399), Shizuoka (363), Kyoto (342), Fukushima (339), Aomori (290), Gunma (278), Okayama (265), Kumamoto (255), Niigata (251), Gifu (249), Saga (244), Fukui (234), Tochigi (233), Ishikawa (231), Oita (230), Miyazaki (225), Miyagi (210), Yamaguchi (197), Nagano (193), Akita (170), Kochi (157) and Kagawa (147).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 18.

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open up already

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

These are horrific numbers when you consider these are all on holiday …. Buckle up peeps . Gonna be a long 2 weeks ahead …. The jgov should consider tightening up the screws.

-4 ( +13 / -17 )

Just in time for the border being flung open in June according to Kishida-san today.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Masks on the way out borders soon to be open, back to normalcy - great to see! Deaths and hospitalisations in decline too, how could anyone not be optimistic? Enjoy the rest of your GW peeps.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Kishida just announced some news on reopening the country in June. I think it make sense since japanese tourists are traveling basically everywhere without any restriction

2 ( +8 / -6 )

More importantly, please don't use the phrase 'peeps'. Haha. It's really grating.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

Great news and great numbers! Can’t wait for the borders to open and masks to be no longer the norm!

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

@Steven McCarthy : You're not going to get your lockdown even though numbers will surge from the middle of next week.

To others, Kishida is not about to 'fling' open the borders to all and sundry - suggest you read the news properly. Until they abandon testing on arrival which is now stretched to its limit then its going to be very gradual and slow changes.

As for masks? It doesn't matter what the Government says, large shops, the train companies etc. will continue to ask you to wear them anyway and have every right to do so... And yes, I dislike it as most of you do and it's been a long time since I've worn one outside, but pretty much everybody is despite that never being something you HAD to do.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

More importantly, please don't use the phrase 'peeps'. Haha. It's really grating.

yeah it can’t get anymore narcissistic when someone uses that term in the comment section of a public forum. VERY grating

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Huge Okinawa numbers.

And a very high positive test result rate.

Another wave is on the horizon; 3-4 weeks away.

In the meantime, mask up, stay home, eat and dine in.

Have a drinking party online with your friends and co-workers. There is plenty of time to get out and about in the upcoming months.

This is a deadly disease.

Remember--the life you save might be your own.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Not alarming at all...

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