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Tokyo reports 22 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 134

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 22 new coronavirus cases, down two from Saturday and up one from last Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 10, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 85, down two from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 134. The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported was two.


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It's over. Let's GoTo Travel

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It's over. Let's GoTo Travel

So irresponsible

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Good job Tokyo, lets keep the good work up.

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Great stuff Japan now open the borders and let's party!

The lock down crowd won't be happy until we are all safely locked away in our homes never to leave again!

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Appreciate before /s

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Considering the very low and flat curve, I suspect this might be just false positives.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Waiting to see how things go through February & after the Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympics? What does that have to do with Japan? No spectators are allowed to go and athletes will be vaxed and in a bubble. It’s totally irrelevant to us

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Oh lucky number 22 almost every day

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Right... meanwhile the news has come out that the REAL rate of infection was quadruple what the government was reporting in March (you know... leading up to the Olympics) and part of the lack of knowing the actual rate was because of the extreme lag in testing.

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smithinjapan Today 09:29 pm JST

the REAL rate of infection was quadruple what the government was reporting in March

[citation needed]

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REAL rate of infection was quadruple

Who cares, though? Everyone knows that there are many more infections that reported because asymptomatic people aren't tested. The only factor worth mentioning is the number of hospitalized cases/deaths - and even that is becoming irrelevant as the world is realizing that COVID-19 is an endemic disease much like the flu.

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That 20,000 ~ 70,000 Yen PCR COVID testing fee is doing wonders in suppressing COVID testing numbers in Japan

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Right... meanwhile the news has come out that the REAL rate of infection was quadruple what the government was reporting in March (you know... leading up to the Olympics) and part of the lack of knowing the actual rate was because of the extreme lag in testing.

@smith

Yeah, I saw that in the Japan Times.

Who knows the truth over here?!?

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@smithinjapan

The REAL REAL rate could be even higher. The CDC reported that as of May 2021 nearly half the U.S. population had already been infected. Wouldn't be surprised if Japan's rate is even higher, due to dense population.

Let's hope the combination of prior infections and vaccinations mean the worst is behind us.

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Happy DayToday  04:54 am JST

The REAL REAL rate could be even higher. The CDC reported that as of May 2021 nearly half the U.S. population had already been infected. Wouldn't be surprised if Japan's rate is even higher, due to dense population.

Let's hope the combination of prior infections and vaccinations mean the worst is behind us.

So anyone who was posting at that time that they didn't believe the government figures, that the government was hiding the true numbers because of the Olympics, that there wasn't enough testing, that there were likely asymptomatic carriers, that in general the numbers were much much higher were right?

And people posting at that time that because of the government figures, Japan was doing such a great job, and that people who doubted the government numbers did so without proof, the government would not purposely suppress numbers just because of the Olympics, and so on, were wrong?

Or, if the government really was giving the accurate figures they had, then there wasn't enough testing, there was a large number of asymptomatics, and the government was likely hiding the true numbers.

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Herd immunity likely reached.

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Happy Day Today 04:54 am JST

The CDC reported that as of May 2021 nearly half the U.S. population had already been infected.

Not super accurate, but close enough. The CDC, as of September, estimates around 146 million people have been infected -- one in four cases, which results in an estimated 44% of the population. [https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html]

Wouldn't be surprised if Japan's rate is even higher

Depends on what you mean by "rate". Relatively speaking, Japan underreporting by the same factor of "one in four" would result in some 7 million people, around 5.5% of the population. That's completely plausible.

But if you're hoping for the same absolute numbers: Japan reporting 1.3% while actually 44% of its population had been infected? I doubt it.

As a sidenote, what @smithinjapan alluded to further up with "the real infection rate was quadruple" was an October report that Tokyo underreported the numbers between April and October by 4515 cases, resulting in a reporting error of 0.4%. Not quite the 300% required for "quadruple."

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Masks off, you can smile again and breathe without restriction.

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I wouldn't start popping the corks, if I were you.

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