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Tokyo reports 21,122 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 100,949

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 21,122 new coronavirus cases, up 1,324 from Friday and up 3,609 from last Saturday.

By age group, 3,758 cases were in their 20s, 3,778 in their 30s, 3,678 in their 40s and 2,125 in their 50s, while 2,288 were aged between 10 and 19, and 3,070 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 44, up three from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,099, up 57 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 100,949. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (10,918), Kanagawa (9,097), Saitama (7,358), Aichi (6,445), Hyogo (5,855), Chiba (4,716), Hokkaido (4,000), Kyoto (2,649), Shizuoka (2,069), Ibaraki (1,555), Okayama (1,458), Hiroshima (1,277), Gunma (1,172), Nara (1,016), Shiga (971), Gifu (937), Kumamoto (921), Tochigi (856), Mie (771), Miyagi (744), Okinawa (729, including 58 cases among U.S. military personnel), Nagano (654), Kagoshima (609), Nagasaki (603), Wakayama (552), Niigata (550), Fukushima (542), Saga (518), Ishikawa (499), Oita (446), Aomori (408), Yamaguchi (320), Miyazaki (314), Ehime (313), Kagawa (309), Toyama (299), Yamagata (259), Yamanashi (256), Kochi (248), Fukui (235), Akita (221), Tokushima (184) and Iwate (144).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 116.

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Wow! That's a lot of cases! I hope I don't have to cancel my ski trip from Wednesday...

-10 ( +12 / -22 )

Because of the lack of testing and people walking around with minor symptoms. You know the real number's are probably 10x more than what are being reported.

15 ( +26 / -11 )

Some statistics, based on government data, for the most populated prefectures :

Prefecture - Positivity rate - #tests/million - #positive/million

Osaka - 31% - 3604 - 1110

Fukuoka - 29% - 2797 - 824

Okinawa - 29% - 2049 - 584

Hyogo - 47% - 1851 - 877

Tokyo - 64% - 1835 - 1173

Aichi - 39% - 1789 - 691

Saitama - 35% - 1705 - 588

Hokkaido - 32% - 1692 - 547

Shizuoka - 29% - 1392 - 403

Chiba - 44% - 1345 - 590

Kyoto - 53% - 1199 - 634

Kanagawa - 74% - 1036 - 762

Date of Feb 2nd, average daily values based on a week.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Because of the lack of testing and people walking around with minor symptoms. You know the real number's are probably 10x more than what are being reported.

which is further proof “prevention” is a lost cause. Everyone will get this and based on science almost everyone will be just fine.

-1 ( +15 / -16 )

JexanToday  05:14 pm JST

which is further proof “prevention” is a lost cause. Everyone will get this and based on science almost everyone will be just fine.

Please define almost everyone ?

2 ( +11 / -9 )

I hope I don't have to cancel my ski trip from Wednesday...

why would you have to ?

You know the real number's are probably 10x more than what are being reported.

you’ve been saying that for the last two years.

Would you be happy if the number was 200,000 ?

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

Terrible numbers for Tokyo but cute photo of an uncrowded station platform on a Saturday. (The ‘half-height’ (of train door) protective barriers are designed to be about chest high to the average Japanese person. Those depicted in the accompanying photo can barely see over the top so, doubt wording of the caption: “Two women wait for a train at a subway station in Tokyo. The capital reported 21,122 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.  (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

It’s a miracle! 21,000 positive results but only 20,000 tests!

Of course official positive % is calculated based on 3 day average (23,000, so 90%) but I’m willing to bet that Monday’s ‘official average’ is over 100%.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Please define almost everyone ?

My pleasure. Simple math equations are fun. Japan has had 3.12 million cases about 19,000 deaths. That’s 99.4% survival rate.

isn’t math fun?

now let’s assume testing is insufficient and the cases are double. That’s a 99.7%

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Jexan Today  05:34 pm JST

My pleasure. Simple math equations are fun. Japan has had 3.12 million cases about 19,000 deaths. That’s 99.4% survival rate.

isn’t math fun?

now let’s assume testing is insufficient and the cases are double. That’s a 99.7%

Thank you for your explanation. 19,000 deaths sounds acceptable.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

@Expotential Witness

I learned yesterday 1.4 million people in Japan die each year. So, yes. Maybe you have been living in another world.

according to statisa.com, in 2019, 3575 people died from the flu in Japan.

just a small piece of advice - if you are just going to make up numbers, at least try and make them semi-believable.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Get your Vaccine 

to all the people who continually post this. Do you live in Japan? Do you understand the system here? One cannot get the vaccine until you get vouchers in the post from the government. This does not come for 7plus months from your last vaccine. You have no choice in the matter without vouchers. I am already over 7 Months . NO Voucher. Rang the health office they said maybe next week or the week after.

After voucher arrives only then you can make a booking which might be some weeks later depending on what slots are available

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Expotential WitnessToday  05:44 pm JST

Tell that to someones Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, that their death was "acceptable".

Jexan found it acceptable, like the flu.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The health ministry reported this week that deaths in Japan had dropped by more than 9,300 in 2020 to around 1.4 million.

Those are deaths due to anything (any disease/accidents) - not exclusively the flu.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Corona or Omicron?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

But I still see a lots of salaryman without mask drinking in small crowded bars in Akasakamitsuke.

Whilst people here complain that foreigners don’t wear it.

How much percentage of these new infections were foreigners?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

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-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Correct. I never said it was the flu? I made a general statement.

yeah, sure you did.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I would guess if you are out and about in Tokyo you have already been exposed to COVID. You must have a good mask, well done not getting infected!

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Are there any guidelines about the type of mask you should wear?

In NZ there are rules about the type of mask (e.g. no cloth masks).

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Are there any guidelines about the type of mask you should wear?

yes, the ipsofacto standard in mask is called AveNoMask.

That's the one that the government is actually selling and promoting to the population.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

HOLY Quacamole, passed the red line.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Please define almost everyone ?

My pleasure. Simple math equations are fun. Japan has had 3.12 million cases about 19,000 deaths. That’s 99.4% survival rate.

isn’t math fun?

now let’s assume testing is insufficient and the cases are double. That’s a 99.7%

Don't forget that the survival rate against Omicron will be much greater, and I suspect the real number of infections is much more than double the official number. So I very much agree that almost everyone will be fine.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

now let’s assume testing is insufficient and the cases are double. That’s a 99.7%

Better to express in deaths/unit population like in worldometer.

No need to worry about number of tests or cases

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Important stats:

21,122 New Cases

3 New cases in serious condition.

21,119 in bed with a box of Kleenex.

Que the downvoters!

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

But I still see a lots of salaryman without mask drinking in small crowded bars in Akasakamitsuke.

Difficult to drink with masks on I guess

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Those fully vaccinated should get BOOSTER after 5 months

Been 6 months since my first shot now and I'm still waiting for the voucher..

1 ( +5 / -4 )

And yet the government keeps praying it's peaked and will go down so they don't have to do a thing, as they have not been doing, since it began. Yoshimura, Koike, and others flat out said some time back that if the numbers again go above a certain threshold -- like 500 or something -- and/or beds in hospitals surpass a certain amount occupied, they would declare an SOE. Both of those numbers were passed about two weeks ago. Knock 10% off the defence budget (which is a new record every year) and they could afford to pay everyone about $10,000 US a month easily for the entire year, and ask people to stay home, close up shops, and let this thing go over. But nope. Can't afford it!

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Been 6 months since my first shot now and I'm still waiting for the voucher..

There's a site to request vouchers before. When I received mine but my wife haven't I requested hers.

Turns out it's already on the way so she got two sets.

Point is we can request to make sure.

Sorry can't provide link now

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Yep! I do! Just got mine for my Booster! Getting it next Sunday.

good for you. You are lucky aren't you

But that does not change anything for most people who have not got their vouchers yet. Many who have more months to wait till they are even sent out ,or those like myself where even though they are supposed to have been sent out they have not. No one can get their vaccine till they have their voucher and there is no choice in the matter till then.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Read in the NYTimes that there is some but little benefit from a booster for those under 50 years old.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Those fully vaccinated should get BOOSTER after 5 months

No that is simply not possible in Japan whatever you may think as you need a voucher. My prefecture is after 7 months but it has not arrived for me yet and then I will have waiting time till I get a slot. Total time til I will be able to get a booster will end up being 8 or more months. Nothing to do with what I want to do but all about what is possible to do in the Japanese system

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Someone else earlier stated “You are not new to this site@ExpotentialWitness 7:07pm so, can’t see how you can’t understand the continual divisive efforts of media and some users here. (Try reading some columns on the U.S. presence in Okinawa, China’s ‘Games’, etc. Particularly, there are those Tokyo Living who seem to be encouraged to and thrive on it daily.

*- @ExpotentialWitness 7:07pm: responding to [How much percentage of these new infections were foreigners?] - “Yesterday it was people driving a wedge between vaxxed and unvaxxed. Today it is trying to drive a wedge between Japanese and foreigners. Can't we all just stop the madness and stop the division?” *

0 ( +1 / -1 )

It’s a miracle! 21,000 positive results but only 20,000 tests!

Possible now, doctors are allowed to diagnose without pcr test

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Remember the good old days (?) when weekends and mondays were the “coffee break” of those “chaos loving freaks” ...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

those like myself where even though they are supposed to have been sent out they have not. No one can get their vaccine till they have their voucher and there is no choice in the matter till then

If that's the case you should complain or request immediately.

Your choice of course if you wanna do something or not

1 ( +3 / -2 )

“ianToday  07:03 pm JST

But I still see a lots of salaryman without mask drinking in small crowded bars in Akasakamitsuke.

Difficult to drink with masks on I guess”

you guys obviously are NOT in Japan. Nobody eats or drinks with mask on. And we are all fine with that.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

It isn't hard to get the hook up. Just be somebody and you can get the Vaccine.

The singularly uninformative noise to information ratio is one of the central issues with the pandemic in the era of the internet.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Well then, sure seemed like you were upset by the divisiveness @7:07pm, predicted NK launching another during the Games, etc Have to agree with @zichi from earlier, suspect your not even in Japan since these issues don’t affect you. Enjoy yourself and “Que la fête commence!”, eh?

*- @EW 4:59pm: [Very soon all jabs will disappear.] - “And my family will still be eating Waygu for lunch and dinner.” *None of those things affect me., or concern me. There is nothing I can do to stop any of that. I just live my life happily and let the good times roll

1 ( +3 / -2 )

And what will the government do? Tighten border controls. Force babies to wear masks.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

TokyoJoe,

with your knowledge about al those cases, maybe you should get in contact with the health officials and the government reps, too? I mean, Kleenex, a mug of cocoa ..... anything else? You really seem to know what's going on (or maybe not?).

Just reading the article, only 3 new serious cases since Friday, all the information is there if you read it.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Meanwhile the rate of beds and severe beds used in hospitals continues to increase, as does deaths, and is the focus of the gov and most sane individuals.

Yes, severe bed cases increased by 3 since Friday, as I stated in the comment to which you replied.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

“I would guess if you are out and about in Tokyo you have already been exposed to COVID. You must have a good mask, well done not getting infected!”

let’s be realistic.. yes we have been out and about when we have to… go out jogging, to the gym swimming, grocery runs almost daily, go to work using public transportation, eat out from time to time when we are tired of cooking at home… We wear disposable masks from various brands . I trust made in Japan disposable masks. But I have also been using made in China and Korea masks as well. The JN95 is very well designed, especially good for those who have to wear glasses. So whether the masks are good or not especially if they have to be compared to tue overspecced N95 some talked bout here and popular outside Japan, and expensive, we don’t need those masks.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

People are panicking for nothing as usual

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Anyone else curious why the death tole is so much higher than hospitalizations. Common Japan…. Get with the program.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

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