Japan reports 166,205 coronavirus cases; 23,511 in Tokyo


Japan on Tuesday reported 166,205 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 23,511 new cases, up 376 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 36, down two from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 614, up seven from Monday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (18,826), Aichi (11,241), Kanagawa (8.614), Fukuoka (7,434), Hyogo (7,360), Saitama (5,940), Shizuoka (5,673), Hokkaido (5,540), Chiba (4,848), Okinawa (4,315), Gifu (3,555), Kagoshima (3,495), Miyagi (2,947), Hiroshima (2,876), Kumamoto (2,769), Kyoto (2,599), Gunma (2,246) and Ehime (2,121).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 307.

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Still reporting these numbers even though the principal threat from this has passed and the government unlikely to go back to lockdowns or SOE.

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I just thought I'd do a quick analysis of the numbers in Tokyo

2回接種 15,423 人

1回接種 186 人

接種なし 3,753 人

不明3,773 人

Lo and behold, it's still at least about a 2:1 ratio of double-vaccinated versus unvaccinated.

What I am interested in finding out is how many of those are reinfections given that elsewhere it has been found that it is more likely to happen to double-vaccinated people:

The probability of reinfection increased with time from the initial infection (odds ratio of 18 months vs 3 months, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.18-2.08) (Figure) and was higher among persons who had received 2 or more doses compared with 1 dose or less of vaccine (odds ratio, 1.42; 95% CI, 1.13-1.78).

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Hope the rest of the week stays in the early 20.000s as opposed to last weeks late 30.000s

Thankfully due to vaccines and mass exposure to the virus itself - the severity of covid19 is now on par with influenza in the general population, but it still remains up to 4 times deadlier among the 60+ and at risk group which is a significant portion of Japan's demographic.

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@Wobot “I just thought I'd do a quick analysis of the numbers in Tokyo”

people today do not seem to like your analysis, Wobot.

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In which category are the triple-quadruple vaccinated ?

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this is not the flue and when you catch Covid there is a chance proven by official medical agencies for long term complications (long Covid) stay safe people plus if you need to go to the ER these days it’s increasingly difficult

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Also being vaccinated does not prevent long Covid… I was vaxxed and boosted and still got long covid

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I cought Covid last month and guess what it only lasted for 5 days with fever, tiny sore throat, and some coughing but nothing like the real Influenza. I'm one time vaxed and automatically thought covid was a death setence after I tested Positive... For some, it could be for the majority its likely not the case. But how I see this pandemic in Japan is that they will keep it going for profits. If you do end up getting long Covid hope you recover. I might have long covid at this stage but I read that it gets better over time.

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As I see, the topic of the posts is about vaccination and its effect. Let me tell you about my experience. Somehow half of my acquaintances are vaccinated and half are not. I'm not vaccinated either. We all got over covid. I was infected by a vaccinated person. This person recovered with a slightly more severe course. Younger than me. That's how it is.

However, how much vaccination helps, based on the daily number of new infections, should be evaluated by each individual.


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The number of people in the hospital is low because many hospitals will not take COVID patients. I was not surprised to read about the article where an injured motored cyclist was turned away from a hospital in Japan because he tested positive in the ambulance. The ambulance turned around and dropped him off at the scene of the accident for his father to pick him up but only later another ambulance had to be called because of his injuries.

For me, it is the first time to see the numbers rise up to over 300.

The situation is not good, however, I have to agree we must learn how to cope with this virus as it appears it is not going away anytime soon.

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the number of deaths to rise up to 300

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take care stay safe everyone.

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Lo and behold, it's still at least about a 2:1 ratio of double-vaccinated versus unvaccinated.

Since there are at least four times more vaccinated people than unvaccinated one, having no protection would mean you could see a 4:1 ratio, you just demonstrated being vaccinated reduces the risk in half.

Also your own source clearly says there are reasons why their findings have to be interpreted with care and it is invalid to conclude vaccination predisposes to reinfection

This finding should be interpreted with caution because of limitations of our study, which include the inability to adjust for the complex relationships among prior infection, vaccine eligibility, and underlying conditions. Importantly, by December 1, 2021, all persons aged 12 years and older were eligible for 2 or more vaccine doses free of charge, and 71.1% of the Icelandic population had been vaccinated,5 compared with only 25.5% of our cohort of previously infected persons.

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Hi there!

I'm 33, normal weight, and triple vaxxed. I finally got infected with Covid after running away from it for 2 years. Masked up daily, hand wash, hand sanitizing the whole lot. Unfortunately, it took 1 person's cough in my work place for me to catch it despite me wearing a mask at that time and having social distancing in place at my work place. I was feeling very flu-ish a week before my positive test, but I suspected it was just exhaustion and the heat. Day 1 with Covid hit me hard with really bad body pains, chills, fever and chest pain, but I suspect that was due to me having Asthma. By Day 2 the symptoms became like a normal flu I've had before. To be honest, before Covid I struggled to recover from the yearly flu so I expected Covid to get me harder but it wasn't that bad? (Laugh)

Anyway, everyone that I've known has now have had covid once or twice. Everyone has recovered as they are trippled vaxxed. Now, I don't know the effectiveness of the vaccines, but I am glad that my circle of people have recovered fully now. As for Long Covid? I wanted to say that my sinuses have been blocked since recovering from Covid and thats about it, so maybe I am a lucky one? Although, it is kind of annoying to keep having to spray nose spray up my nose during work. (Laugh)

I hope this helps those who maybe in recovery with Covid.

Best of luck to everyone in Japan.

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Still reporting these numbers even though the principal threat from this has passed and the government unlikely to go back to lockdowns or SOE.

What do you mean by principal threat ?

I mostly look at number of deaths and today's at 307 is the most I've seen so far

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yea it’s crazy Covid is now the worst japan has ever seen and there still people saying meh it’s no big deal.

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@Brian William Meissner

Yeah the worst, I was actually very surprised at the number because I only visit the site now once in a while. Last I was here I probably just posted the number , 207 I seem to recall

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 307.

That's .002 percent of japan's population.

Just saying.

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Japan needs more makeshift care facilities for those suffering from Covid so people are not turned away from critical care.

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