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Tokyo reports 218 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,576

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 218 new coronavirus cases, down 49 from Wednesday and 313 down from last Thursday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 257.6.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 100, down seven from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 932, down 66 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,576. Osaka had the most cases with 264, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (132), Kanagawa (129), Hyogo (109), Saitama (94), Chiba (83), Okinawa (64), Kyoto (44), Gifu (42), Hiroshima (38) and Fukuoka (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 42.

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Cautiously Optimistic” could be Japan’s unofficial new slogan as of Friday, Oct 1, 2021 !?!

Of course, it will take continuing to exercise common sense, unselfish consideration for others, personal safety & responsibility, while remaining ever-vigilant of our surroundings.

The reality: the periodic infections will, most likely, never go to “0”.

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Good news.

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We better enjoy these low numbers while they last. From next week on these figures will rise.

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

From next week on these figures will rise

I seriousness hope they don’t. We’re all tired of this.

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What amazes me is that these covid reports are still considered front page stories in Japan. In Britain covid hasn't been a big story for the last 2-3 months. Nobody cares any more. The vaccines work. Those who are double-jabbed are now safe. So there are no controls any more in England (no requirement to wear masks anywhere, no distnacing, etc) and everyone just gets on with their lives as before.

I'm not saying that covid has disappeared, just that we no longer worry about it. Sure, some people are dying from it (mostly those who have chosen not to be vaccinated), but they also die of cancer, or flu, or car accidents. It's time to just accept covid as another one of life's little risks and stop fussing about it.

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@Bill Adams

Hear, hear. Well said.

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Er... I sure hope these case numbers stay down. :D

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Sure, some people are dying from it (mostly those who have chosen not to be vaccinated), but they also die of cancer, or flu, or car accidents. It's time to just accept covid as another one of life's little risks and stop fussing about it.

150 deaths yesterday, a 7-day average of 130. With half the population of Japan.

New case 7-day average of over 35,000, 11% up from the previous week. With half the population of Japan.

I'm not saying that covid has disappeared, just that we no longer worry about it.

It certainly hasn't disappeared, either in the UK or Japan, and while cowering in fear is no way to spend a life, sometimes just throwing all caution to the wind and not caring at all is just plain stupid.

As a Brit, I don't think Bozo's UK is any kind of model to follow.

By all means go out and get on with your life, but wear a mask and avoid crowded places with poor ventilation.

And get vaccinated.

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Things are looking...banzai banzai banzai..

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From next week on these figures will rise.

and you know this because ….

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and you know this because ….

and you doubt this because…

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We better enjoy these low numbers while they last. From next week on these figures will rise.

Very possibly.

What do you recommend we do if the numbers rise?

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Seems an “acceptable”[?] comment on the current topic @CommodoreFlag 7:08pm, and not leaning one direction, or another? Perhaps others will now understand to “fall right in line”?

Numbers down = good; numbers up = bad. :D

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We better enjoy these low numbers while they last. From next week on these figures will rise.

I too wonder what do we do if numbers go up (which is bad).

Any advice for when numbers go up (which is bad)? :D

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and you doubt this because…

you’re asking me this because ….

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

From 5,000 new cases a day in Tokyo in early August, to 200-300 recently means something is going right. Even if the numbers are tweaked, they aren't tweaked that much.

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