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Tokyo reports 2,909 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,713

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 2,909 new coronavirus cases, up 94 from Monday and 1,311 down from last Tuesday. It is the ninth straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 3,520.7.

People in their 20s (791 cases), their 30s (588) and their 40s (497) accounted for the highest numbers, while 487 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 287, unchanged from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,110, up 35 from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 17,713. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (2,347), Aichi (1,611), Kanagawa (1,541), Chiba (1,280), Hyogo (1,024), Saitama (996), Fukuoka (685), Okinawa (554), Shizuoka (475), Kyoto (446), Hokkaido (305), Gifu (322), Hiroshima (253), Kumamoto (238), Mie (236), Nara (196), Ibaraki (160), Okayama (139), Shiga (139), Tochigi (132), Miyagi (128), Oita (108) and Miyazaki (105).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 65.

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Oh dear! What a month for Tokyo. A total of 125,606 cases, out of 343,574 since the beginning. That represents 36.55% of all cases. And 1,278 cases for those under 30 also represents 43.93$

When will the Govt. wake up that the state of emergencies they declare, is not doing anything at all to kerb the numbers.

Question: If JT know Tokyo's figures, surely they must know the nation's too?

9 ( +20 / -11 )

Oh No! More good news. Jabs are working and the SOE should end as scheduled. If you want to stay home then stay home.

-11 ( +19 / -30 )

% Oops!

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Roughly 1.000 more than yesterday, if I'm not all wrong.

Did they use another calculator or computer for their statistics today?

Lets see what it will look like tomorrow or Friday.

And as always, how about the number of tests performed (or not).

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

Hurrah!!! The SOE is working!!!

-3 ( +13 / -16 )

Looks to have definitely peaked. Let's acknowledge these lower number (over past weeks) is a good thing.

8 ( +19 / -11 )

Oh No! More good news. Jabs are working and the SOE should end as scheduled. "

Dont think SOE will end as scheduled but agree with the poster who stated previously that cases in Tokyo will drop under 500 just in time for the election in October. Purely a coincidence of course.

Another " LDP miracle " in the making. TIJ.

12 ( +18 / -6 )

Klausdorth

The numbers are compared with the previous week nit previous day, it states that clearly in the article.

Numbers continue to fall as we witness the end of Covid in Japan. The increased vaccinations and many with antibodies ensure the severe cases and deaths will not get out of hand and more than likely fall dramatically.

We now need to country to end the SOE’s so people can live normally and businesses start making some badly needed income.

-11 ( +14 / -25 )

I guess tomorrow's numbers between 2,950 to 3,100

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The daily numbers seem to be getting lower - but this happened before when we were approaching the end of the previous SoE.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Numbers continue to fall as we witness the end of Covid in Japan. The increased vaccinations and many with antibodies ensure the severe cases and deaths will not get out of hand and more than likely fall dramatically."

If i had a dollar for every time this was said on JT I,d be living in luxury on my own tropical island.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Nice to see the downward trend continuing.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

And if I had a dollar for every time this was said on JT

how about the number of tests ?

 I’d be living in luxury on my own tropical island.

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

It is the ninth straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

Hopefully deaths will drop off soon too, maybe around the 14th day

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Numbers are clearly dropping but I can’t see the SOE being lifted until end of September. The government will want to win over as many buyers as they can and declining numbers is their only way now.

Lets see what happens next week when all schools are back on. Hopefully for the students and teachers sake, there won’t be any crazy increases of clusters.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

So? What's the fuzz? You didn't mention how many tests were conducted, so obviously, nobody knows if the quantitative figure is actually material or not!

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Suga and the Government are playing their people like puppets the way Bach played him and his Government ..

12 ( +15 / -3 )

"ffs",

so what? I only stated the fact that it's 1.000 more than yesterday.

Agreed that it's less than last week! Still, it doesn't look good and there still ain't no end to COVID in Japan!

In our area they had 5 new cases (I know, not that many, but still enough for a small community), compared with 0 to max. 2 for the past couple of weeks.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Even with the adjustments coming it will be over 5,000 fewer tests.

Ah the miracle Japanese covid method first lower testing then watch cases get lower.

The rest of the world should adopt this system as covid would be over ( at least officially) in a few weeks.

Why do all the other countries insist on waiting for cases to drop for a few weeks before lowering testing?

Look how well lowering testing worked to lower cases in Tokyo!

7 ( +17 / -10 )

The increased vaccinations and many with antibodies ensure the severe cases and deaths will not get out of hand and more than likely fall dramatically.

We now need to country to end the SOE’s so people can live normally and businesses start making some badly needed income.

It boggles the mind how the majority downvote the most logical comment in the whole thread. It seems like most of you just like to complain about the Japanese government for the sake of complaining, even when the situation is clearly improving.

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

So all of those people who tested positive have SARS Cov2? Or do they have one of over 30 possible Coronavirus strains?

The answer is they don't know!

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

I always crack up reading the Tokyo centered comments on here. The numbers may be dropping in Tokyo (due to shady practices??), but there are no signs of this happening in Kansai. Most days still have records or near records. There is more to Japan than just Tokyo.

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RobToday  05:45 pm JST

So all of those people who tested positive have SARS Cov2? Or do they have one of over 30 possible Coronavirus strains?

The answer is they don't know!

Oh you again. Sounds like a bot with your disinformation sentences.

Yes, let's believe that the all world is doing useless PCR test since 2020. Okay. You are satisfied now ?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Or do they have one of over 30 possible Coronavirus strains?

yes they probably have one, it's called sarscov2

0 ( +1 / -1 )

This month was the worst since the beginning for Osaka. The pos numbers for my town and the towns either side combined came to 696. The next worth month was April with 344. Double.

The numbers for Osaka for people under 50.

ICU 154. Previous worst was April, 101

Deaths 7. Second worst on record as May had 16.

Small numbers in context to other countries but absolutely no sign that things are getting better. With schools back and with the deaths always trailing ICU, next month could be worse. Although I have a gut feeling that things will get better as the government actually starts to concentrate of doing something proactive.

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falseflagsteve

The numbers are compared with the previous week nit previous day, it states that clearly in the article.

The top of the wave has been reached. The downward phase is underway. Good news for Tokyoites... who ultimately represent a little more than a tenth of the country's population. Are people from Tokyo caring about the rest of Japan ?

falseflagsteve

We now need to country to end the SOE’s so people can live normally and businesses start making some badly needed income.

The faster the SOE (dumbest decision made by a PM), the better indeed. I can't wait to return to my little local food and drink places.

Numbers continue to fall as we witness the end of Covid in Japan.

The end of Covid in Japan ? Oh my, that is not going to happen. Covid is a worldwide virus. A worldwide problem needs a worldwide solution and we are far from that.

Ask any epidemiologist about virus and you will learn that this virus is not going to disappear before many years, that's no secret.

After this wave, there will be another one. It's not probably, it's 100% sure. And the more the virus spread, the more a variant can appear.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Osaka ICU 154. Previous worst was April, 101

I wish Tokyo would say how many ICU there are. Oh, I know, sending people at home to recover and sending them at oxygen stations. Tokyo is a joke.

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atomuToday  05:48 pm JST

I always crack up reading the Tokyo centered comments on here. The numbers may be dropping in Tokyo (due to shady practices??), but there are no signs of this happening in Kansai. Most days still have records or near records. There is more to Japan than just Tokyo

I wonder why?

Tokyo testing:

25th 16,600

26th 15,700

27th 16,000

28th 9,700

29th 3,500

30th 17,267 ( will be updated by 3,000 tomorrow)

Osaka testing:

25th 19,700

26th 21,099

27th 23,878

28th 25,000

29th 18,000

30th 17,000

Funny how Saturday and Sunday testing in Osaka ( 28th & 29th) don't seem to have the same no covid weekends like Tokyo.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Big fall in active cases today as over 40000 people have been newly listed as recovered from the virus. Things starting to look up.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

To be clear, if 2900 people tested positive for SarsCov2, there would be far more than 300 people in the hospital. Get your facts straight.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

It is interesting to look at the Tokyo covid site and notice that never not even once has testing increases or remained the same on Saturday and Sunday as the rest of the week always dropping to hilariously low testing.

Then looking at the Osaka Covid site and seeing increased testing on Saturday and Sunday.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Assuming this is a genuine decline, it's a shame people are trying their hardest to undo any progress with events like Fuji Rock. This past weekend's vaccine lottery in Shibuya being another example. So many have sacrificed their (social) lives and livelihoods while a small group of selfish, self-entitled individuals could care less. I'm against blanket vaccine passports, but entirely for them in limited use for non-essential events with more than 50 people.

I also think anyone who trusts these numbers needs to seriously consider how artificial and convenient it's been that Tokyo has not once, reached 6000 infections per day. How "victorious" such an "accomplishment" is. Almost like it's been orchestrated for political optics to benefit the LDP right before elections. Yesterday someone mentioned that the experts who predicted 40,000 infections per day in Tokyo by the end of August were dead wrong. All I could think was: You need to test 40,000 people in the first place. But suppose for the public-at-large, "trivial" details like that don't matter, just the headlines.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Read the article again, its says tested positive for coronavirus, it doesnt say that they tested positive for SarsCov2.

Yep they don't have to.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

As if you or me are asked. lol The viruses alone define beginning or ending , rising or sinking and that’s it.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

To be clear, if 2900 people tested positive for SarsCov2, there would be far more than 300 people in the hospital. Get your facts straight.

Lol why?

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Foreigner

You also believe there is a conspiracy to conceal the true cases?

Think that those that hid away are the selfish ones. I did my best and supported local businesses daily whilst taking sensible precautions. Most around here did the same, enjoying life and supporting the community without the need for finger pointing and rudeness. I also ensured my business managed to be viable through extra work and adapting to the constantly changing situation.

If people wish to hide away and be in fear, ok it is your choice but please don’t try to insist normal people with a healthy mindset should be dragged into that life.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

If you have symptoms that you think are for Covid get tested by all means , if not why get tested at all ? Maybe that’s why the number of tests are maybe lower fewer people showing symptoms not rocket science. Regarding Osaka high numbers been there a few times over the last year( for work) and they I’m sorry to say have a blatant regard for the soe’s at those times that I was there

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Will go to 3,000,000 the day before the elections and then down to 499

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Why? Go back and look at what happened when people became infected with SARS about 15 years ago. They you will know why.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. Ya think severe sounds like you can just walk home after you find out you got it? Is that what you think?

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Maybe that’s why the number of tests are maybe lower fewer people showing symptoms not rocket science.

Yes.

Not just that but it's policy or established guideline.

Same for other diseases, doctors order tests for a disease if the disease is suspected based on the doctor's examination

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why? Go back and look at what happened when people became infected with SARS about 15 years ago. They you will know why.

So you think SARS and COVID-19 are the same? That explains it

1 ( +2 / -1 )

No you think that. Read my first post. There are over 30 strains of coronavirus.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

To be clear, if 2900 people tested positive for SarsCov2, there would be far more than 300 people in the hospital. Get your facts straight.

Lol why?

Why did you ask me why? SARS puts you in the hospital.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Why? Go back and look at what happened when people became infected with SARS about 15 years ago. They you will know why.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. Ya think severe sounds like you can just walk home after you find out you got it? Is that what you think?

You better read your own post

1 ( +2 / -1 )

RobToday  06:53 pm JST

Do you know how ridiculous your theories sound?

For you to be right, countries like the USA, China, Russia, Iran, Israel, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, etc .. would all have to be in on it and be in agreement.

Countries that on principle would disagree if the other country said water was wet and the sun was hot.

But you would have us all believe that somehow all these countries came together and are pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

@Leighton Rutt

Question: If JT know Tokyo's figures, surely they must know the nation's too?

Not at the same time than the number for Tokyo. The system is not national, every prefecture goes its own way. That include the time they release their number. This is why JT use 2 publishing time. The national one is after 19:30-20:00, I think (there was change over time as some prefecture changed their publishing time).

Here you can get an idea of it :

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/word/0000969.html?word_result=%E6%96%B0%E5%9E%8B%E3%82%B3%E3%83%AD%E3%83%8A+%E5%9B%BD%E5%86%85%E6%84%9F%E6%9F%93%E8%80%85%E6%95%B0&utm_int=all_header_tag_001

~=~=~

@moderator

Perhaps you should post a "Updated with national figure" in the comment section at the same time you update so that for people reading comment it is easier to understand if people are talking about Tokyo or national wide ; know death reported.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

What is my theory, I'm stating facts.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes quote from someone that says this government is doing the same every day for the last year or so

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Liam RobertsToday  07:21 pm JST

Pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes quote from someone that says this government is doing the same every day for the last year or so

Yes I know it is difficult to understand the difference between the governments of over 200 countries and Tokyo government.

Take 10 toes and 10 fingers that is 20 and the think 10 of each.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Anti ???????? Not difficult to understand your posts

0 ( +1 / -1 )

65 deaths covid related.

should i be afraid?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Liam RobertsToday  07:21 pm JST

Hey if everything is on the up and up in Tokyo.

Explain this simple question.

How is it that never once has testing gone up on weekends in Tokyo but has in other prefectures including this past weekend in Osaka going as high as 18,000 on Sunday but Tokyo has never managed to even come close to half that many on a Sunday?

Let me remind you.

The most Tokyo has tested on a Sunday since May was just over 4,500 generally remaining around 3,500

Osaka' lowest Sunday testing was 3,200 once remain mostly over 5,000 and this week 18,000 on Sunday.

Strange how things go in Tokyo

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

If you have symptoms that you think are for Covid get tested by all means , if not why get tested at all ? Maybe that’s why the number of tests are maybe lower fewer people showing symptoms not rocket science.

The majority of posters here can't understand why # of tests are lower on weekends (when almost every clinic is closed, lol). So perhaps this is rocket science, after all.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

therougouToday  07:42 pm JST

If you have symptoms that you think are for Covid get tested by all means , if not why get tested at all ? Maybe that’s why the number of tests are maybe lower fewer people showing symptoms not rocket science.

The majority of posters here can't understand why # of tests are lower on weekends (when almost every clinic is closed, lol). So perhaps this is rocket science, after all.

So is that a Tokyo thing?

Because 23,000 on Saturday and 18,000 on Sunday in Osaka.

Please let us know is Osaka special?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Why does Osaka's testing drop on Tuesdays? 8544 less than yesterday. Same thing happened last week.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Looks to have definitely peaked. Let's acknowledge these lower number (over past weeks) is a good thing.

Amazing, that only Tokyo alone peaked. While the rest of the country is still bracing with increasing infection. If one thing, the virus has clearly shown that the CCP is not alone.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

65 deaths covid related.

should i be afraid?

Just came back to check on this number.

I was hoping that number of deaths will go down in the coming week/s but even if the number of positive cases continue to go down it will still add to an already strained healthcare system so it could go both ways

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So is that a Tokyo thing?

Because 23,000 on Saturday and 18,000 on Sunday in Osaka.

Please let us know is Osaka special?

No, it is a Japan thing. If you've ever lived in Japan and deny the clinics are closed, I don't know what to say. Often they are open in the morning on Saturday, and closed completely on Sunday.

Nothing about any of the numbers seems that consistent, so they're most likely tallying them up differently in each prefecture. But to the simple question of why they would be lower on weekends, I don't see how clinics being closed could not play a huge role.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Maybe because Osaka people are showing more symptoms than Tokyo that’s why they are going to get tested more. 1 plus 1 equals ?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Seems practical to give equal consideration to the daily “number crunchers” as well as to the shills who only ‘reassure’ people when numbers change to their favor and are absent the rest of the time(?):

*- “this is a news site that tells you the news, it does what what it is supposed to do . Every day you ask for more information ( breakdown of ages, percentages of this that and the other) most of you that ask this already have this information already from government sites but still bleat on about not posting it .” -*

*- “Tokyo reports 2,909 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,713” - Aug, 31, 2021*

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

No, it is a Japan thing. If you've ever lived in Japan and deny the clinics are closed,

Well over 30 years in Japan.

I know the system well.

This is not the normal medical system as before covid, you think that the labs in most other countries work the same on weekends?

Hint, they don't.

But in most developed countries with a competent government, things on weekends regarding covid Keep running.

Which seems to be the case in Osaka but not Tokyo.

Testing on weekends being down I could understand.

But from 15,000, 18,000 20,000 to 3,000 that is either intentional, incompetence or plain stupidity.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Liam RobertsToday  08:13 pm JST

Maybe because Osaka people are showing more symptoms than Tokyo that’s why they are going to get tested more. 1 plus 1 equals ?

So wait we are to believe that not once on a Sunday even during the high daily cases a week ago not even 5,000 people in the 14 million population of Tokyo showed up on a Sunday to be tested!

But in Osaka people show up on Sundays in the 8,000, 9,000 even 18,000.

Amazing.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

@OJ

Why does Osaka's testing drop on Tuesdays? 8544 less than yesterday. Same thing happened last week.

Perhaps they have less people available to handle the testing. Tuesday is the day of reservation for the vaccination in the prefectoral center so perhaps part of the people in charge of coordinating testing have to help out with reservation.

Perhaps, to ensure every staff can have at least one day off a week, they had to choose 1 day where they will be less working people thus less tests and they thought a lot about it and decided it was the most convenient day.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

But in most developed countries with a competent government, things on weekends regarding covid Keep running.

Which seems to be the case in Osaka but not Tokyo.

Testing on weekends being down I could understand.

But from 15,000, 18,000 20,000 to 3,000 that is either intentional, incompetence or plain stupidity.

I won't argue if you want to blame it on incompetence. It's the conspiracy theories that bother me. I don't see any benefit to lowering the numbers just on Sunday. I also have a hard time believing Osaka is more competent than Tokyo, what with the gargling medicine BS and all that. But perhaps they're trying to make up for that!

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

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