Tokyo reports 209 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 936


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 209 new coronavirus cases, down 95 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 380.4.

People in their 20s (71 cases) and their 30s (37) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46, down one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 849, down three from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 936. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (141), Hokkaido (74), Chiba (91), Osaka (57), Okinawa (54), Aichi (46) and Saitama (41).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 60.

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Awesome! Looking good Japan.

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A weekend number, but cases down across the nation.

Ehime for example has not recorded a new case for 3 days.

I wonder if we'll be under 1000 nationwide today.

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How many tests?

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They time it so that it'll be 20 right before the Olympics.

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Looks great! Way to go Tokyo!

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Sorry whatever numbers are offered I remain unimpressed I am happy to bow to J public - they deserve respect But J gov are not worth my respect.

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Unlike some, I refuse to bow deeply and pleasure the charlatans in charge of the terribly flawed and mismanaged response to the pandemic. The world knows the truth.

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With testing being half what it used to be just a week ago. Just in time to end the SOE...

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Not seeing any testing data published since the 10th. 'Just ignore it' is the way they are dealing with the pandemic here!

12 ( +15 / -3 )

When the athletes and the accompanying entourages move in then the cases will skyrocket.

Will athletes bring their own masks?

They had better as whereas condoms are to be provided , masks are not...

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Correct me if I am wrong, however almost everyone is ignoring the state of emergency as of late, but the numbers of CoronaVirus cases is going down? Now, Im not a Doctor, but something seems a bit off.

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Olympics are just 'round the corner so these low numbers are no surprise.

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All these conspiracy theorists again.

Things really looking good. Now up over 23.5M vaccine doses, and less than 1000 cases across the country, with several prefectures recording no new cases at all. Active cases have fallen by over 60% since the last peak. I choose to be optimistic.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

We did it!! JAPAN has won again. TOKYO OLYMPICS - will be the best Olympics ever and signal our victory to the world!!

-14 ( +2 / -16 )

One has to recognize the effort of the Japanese people, the pandemic is not beaten, and it is continuously on the brink of spiraling out of control, but even with the noneffective ways the government insist on using to put forward measures the effort of most of the people actually help keeping things out of disastrous proportions, If only the government actually choose to support that effort and punish those that spoil it no SoE would be necessary.

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Thing is, it never got close to being out of control here, the one problem was the inefficient health system and the ways hospitals are run. Many hospitals had as low capacity as normal but many of these had facilities to take Covid patients yet refused. The numbers have been low and now we see them dropping further. Unless a much deadlier variant appears or amuch more deadly one this will be the end of SOE’s in Japan.

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Thing is, it never got close to being out of control here, the one problem was the inefficient health system and the ways hospitals are run

You are not proving it was close to being out of control, you are just explaining why. Its like saying that a tiny fire is not dangerous, it was just that there is no fire control system. Once again you are free to demonstrate the people responsible for the public health as wrong, because those are the ones warning about the situation, and obviously also the government, that has to put forward extremely damaging (but inefficient) measures because of that danger. Between them both saying there was a real danger and you saying everybody is wrong just because I know which side has better evidence.

Delta variant is already in the country, and vaccinations are still a long time away from letting the population reach herd immunity, this is exactly the time to be careful to keep the apparent trend (since lack of testing makes the real situation only badly understood) or else the situation can suddenly become much worse without any need.

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Actually I am proving it. It’s a fact that the numbers here never went incredibly high like the West. Covid is not as dangerous here as for UK and USA for example and I have given the reasons why multiple times. I would say the deaths by Covid bear out what I have stated. There have been no lockdowns, enforced distancing or curfews. Though we read daily here of those who believe this is a cover up without offering any evidence.Delta is here and the numbers continue to fall. You can believe all the worst case scenarios you like, yet as I was saying the last few months Japan will not suffer the way the West did.

If they opened the borders now, allowed millions in without quarantine or any measures, yes, we could well have a bad ending. That’s not going to be allowed to occur.

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Actually I am proving it. It’s a fact that the numbers here never went incredibly high like the West.

But that does not prove that it was not close to that situation several times, enough so the government choose to lose trillions on the economy each time. Much closer examples like Taiwan or Korea give a much better perspective of proper control measures. Australia and New Zealand are actual examples where the situation was properly controlled, in Japan according to the experts it was just "barely" done.

Numbers are falling now because of the measures that have huge costs and that the population is getting tired of, Japan will not enter disaster only as long as the population keeps doing a lot of effort to avoid it, not thanks but in spite of what the government does. Opening the borders is only one of the many things that can bring disaster, letting the people feel safe months away from herd immunity by baseless assurance that things automatically will be fine would be another way to quickly worsen the situation.

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falseflagSteve and the resident. Boredom match made in heaven.

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When the athletes and the accompanying entourages move in then the cases will skyrocket.

Can we bet that nothing like that will happen? There is no wave of visitors, and the athletes are young and tested constantly.

Will athletes bring their own masks?

They had better as whereas condoms are to be provided , masks are not..

I assume that masks can make a small difference in crowded places, but to hype them up as some sort of miracle solution is sily. Here is a virologist demonstrating it for you:

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

The press , coaches, cameramen , journalists and many more will be coming to Japan.

Of course, there will be positive cases mixing and mingling.

Couldn’t happen?

Well, this year, the Indian delegation on trade had members testing positive for the Indian variant so well within the bounds of reality.

And is going to happen when there is a breakout in the Olympic village?

And yes, there many individuals that do not even need a test trotting around the globe.

The elderly in Japan are not being prioritized for the vaccine- more unnecessary deaths will occur

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That delegation was in the UK.

That decision, not to block Indians from entering the UK lead to spread of the variant from India.

The result is that lockdown measures (UK) are still in place and will be into July...

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Surely all but a very few of the people coming to Japan for the Olympics will be vaccinated or at least quarantined. Japanese are also starting to agree to vaccination in ever increasing numbers.

Still 5 weeks to go seems like everything will be manageable. Not ideal or perfect by any means of course but not a "super spreader" event. Very possible that the number of daily hospitalizations and deaths will continue to fall. Test results are pretty much irrelevant as cannot really be trusted or compared to other countries.

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Looks good looking at that number. Not so good when you look at the high positivity rate.

6 more months of SOE in store.

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