Tokyo reports 200 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,447


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 200 new coronavirus cases, down 18 from Thursday and 35 down from last Friday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 252.6.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 93, down seven from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 778, down 154 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,447. Osaka had the most cases with 241, followed by Tokyo, Kanagawa (117), Saitama (105), Aichi (88), Hyogo (84), Chiba (75), Okinawa (41), Fukuoka (40), Gifu (37), Kyoto (35) and Hokkaido (32).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 34.

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Amazing the government has done such a good job of containing this virus next week the figures under 100...

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Wow! Gonna check out my old go-to izakaya soon. Hope they didn't go out of business.

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Just goes to show how the vaccination program is working.

Close to 90 million people in Japan have now had their first dose, and over 75m are fully vaccinated.

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@Reckless id say your little izakaya will be open like many other small restaurants they are on the gravy train the government funding is still flowing...

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Good to see those (official) numbers decreasing!

In our area still an uptick today. Wonder why, despite the very high inoculation rate.

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@Akula yes yes and yes the government has done an amazing job banzai banzaii banzaiii....

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Sensible precautions taken - all the non-invasive standards PLUS vaccination!

You’d be a silly sausage not to.

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Thank you Kishida-san! Your leadership has led us to overcome this pandemic!

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Yes, 200 infections with a little over 2000+ tests. Number of tests for each day was removed and replaced with a 3-day average on J-gov's website.

When you report 7,390 tests every 3 days then only show the numbers for one day at a time. 200 infections seem like things are getting better real fast. However, the day only had 2000+ tests and 200 infections.

It does not look as good.

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34 deaths.

are we still afraid to live normally again?

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Ignorance is bliss.

Keep the testing low.

Stay happy.

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However, the day only had 2000+ tests and 200 infections.

It does not look as good.

Why are fewer tests a problem when anyone who wants a test can get one? Fewer people are requesting tests because fewer people have symptoms.

Even if you wanted to conduct more testing, how would you do it in a meaningful way? Would you set up a booth and offer free nasal swabs to random passersby on the street? The self-selection bias would taint your results. The sort of person concerned enough to take a covid test when they feel fine is also the sort of person who is probably still double masking, avoiding crowds, and furiously washing their hands at every opportunity; precisely the sort of person who is the least likely to test positive.

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