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Tokyo reports 235 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,093

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 235 new coronavirus cases, down 296 from Thursday and 547 down from last Friday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 469.3.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 139, down four from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,228, down 45 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,093. Kanagawa had the most cases with 251, followed by Osaka (240), Tokyo, Aichi (173), Saitama (142), Fukuoka (125), Chiba (119), Hyogo (115), Hokkaido (63), Okinawa (61) and Hiroshima (44).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 45.

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Let's hope it burns out.

Time to start living your best life again peeps.

11 ( +20 / -9 )

It's time to open the borders......

5 ( +19 / -14 )

Only 2100 tests. In a city of 20+ million citizens.

It could be good news. The trend does seem to be heading downwards.

But, to bowlderise Mr. Wolf:

Let's not start celebrating yet.

0 ( +17 / -17 )

Pretty soon negative numbers and we can rase the past.

-15 ( +7 / -22 )

These numbers mean nothing without the number of tests provided that day. Recording less than 2,000 tests in a city of 14,000,000 to show 235 infections is pathetic. It is only propaganda for the benefit of the current government before elections next month.

The Japanese government is being disingenuous to the residents of the Japan.

4 ( +21 / -17 )

WOW! This is amazing

At this time last month, Tokyo had 100,961 and of the total 318,929 cases in total, represented 31.7% of cases for the month since the pandemic. This month only 30,276 cases and if my figures are correct, (which I am pretty sure they are, that represents only 8.1% of all cases for the month. A great fall indeed. However the figures for the under 20s and 30s, (although not shown so far today still represent percentages in the 40s for Tokyo's daily cases up until last night.

Stay safe to you all.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Why can you say that that's only 2000 tests

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

Maybe there just aren't many people with symptoms. Why rock up to get a test if you have no symptoms unless you're forced to do so?

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Good to see a few cynics back today

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

So many new members posting nice things about the governments posting of 235 infections with only 2000 or tests. Very convenient as we have more week before the month ends and elections right around the corner.

1 ( +14 / -13 )

235 only ... good to see and very inspiring .... (NOT YET!)

..... with 2.000 tests performed, an election coming up, and so on.

I said it before: if the count continues to fall like this in the next couple of weeks, I'll applaud!

But time will show. In our area the daily average was "just" 18 for the past couple of days, but it was close to or even 0 before.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

If you follow the data link provided and scroll down, to PCR tests conducted in Tokyo, you’ll notice it’s a zero “0”.

I refresh my cache and the link daily since the start of September, it’s been zero all that time.

No testing No corona.

These remarks are generally retraced by Japan times for thread hacking and relevance reasons. Go figure.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Time to start living your best life again peeps.

The time is NOW? My life never changed. In fact, I traveled more, and got many discounts since the Virus. Didn't live in fear, and had a great time!

2 ( +13 / -11 )

You go tested routinely and periodically with or without symptoms because you can pass this virus on even if you are Asymptomatic.

I am dumbfounded by the stupidity that has been laid out before me in the last 18 months.

Only people that say PEN loudly pass on the virus, when will these muppets realise they’re the ones passing it on and killing other peoples friends and families.

Thanks to the selfish for making this damn thing last much longer than it needed to.

Your alcohol will always be there, you can resurrect your grandmother.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

the conspiracy theorists act as though the vaccines don’t exist and the government is hiding 100,000 deaths. Get real

0 ( +11 / -11 )

Its time to open the border for international worker. After graduating from university i started to learn Japanese language and i am hired, i am waiting to enter to japan since last year. I am fully depressed, exhausted and suppressed. My degree in vain and dejections. I am thinking about to quit japan and go for other countries

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Mass testing does have use. It's used by countries with zerocovid strategy to try to stamp down cases completely out

1 ( +7 / -6 )

ianToday  06:13 pm JST

Mass testing does have use. It's used by countries with zerocovid strategy to try to stamp down cases completely out

Many of these countries have been inflating the numbers by using PCR tests with unnecessarily high cycle numbers, so it's impossible to know what the truth is.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

What difference does it make how many tests are being done?

If you live in Tokyo, just look around you.

Everybody seems fine.

We're 18 months into Covid spreading openly in Japan.

99.99999% of people are just fine.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

Although I agree with those who are highly critical, and perhaps one of the better educated posters could nix this idea, but is it possible Covid 19 has burned through the bulk of the population and the vaccination drive is helping build resistance to second contagions from apha and the variants?

The Government was never about controlling spread.(schools and businesses with confirmed cases stayed open)...they were only interested in 'controlling panic' (their own words mid last year).

The only concern was keeping hospital beds available, never about revealing the reality of the situation and they took a massive gamble on public health by keeping everyone's heads in the sand.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

What difference does it make how many tests are being done?I f you live in Tokyo, just look around you. Everybody seems fine.

The difference is that conducting 2000 tests and getting 400 positives looks a LOT different than conducting 200,000 tests and finding 40,000 positives. Look at what happened to foot traffic when the case number went to just around 5,600 at the "peak" of the wave. Things were quiet again, some places in Tokyo almost to the point of the first SOE.

You're right. The numbers don't really matter, only the hospitalizations and deaths. But the numbers DO serve as a visible and undeniable deterrent against irresponsible behavior. 400 new cases? People don't even bother checking. 400,000 cases? People start wondering if someone they've come into contact that day might have been infected. All of this has been about "scaring" people, and small numbers aren't scary. They're ignorable.

Also people can "seem fine" with a lot of things. HIV/AIDS. Hypertension. Cancer. That's why preventative medicine isn't about how you feel, it's about how you are. Ask yourself this: If 100 people are infected with the virus and "feel fine", and one of them manages to spread their infection to a vulnerable individual who then dies, what is the takeaway? That the death is inconsequential because it's just a single person? Yet that person matters. To their family, to their friends, to their co-workers, to their country.

A lot of the dismissal of the virus and the risk it poses seems to border on a callous disregard of human life, and the idea that if it's not deaths in the millions then there is nothing to worry about.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Many of these countries have been inflating the numbers by using PCR tests with unnecessarily high cycle numbers, so it's impossible to know what the truth is.

Which countries are doing that?

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The vaccines have been proven to be 93-95 percent effective in preventing hospitalization and death. The numbers are going down now in part due to the vaccines. 99 percent of people hospitalized are unvaccinated. Those are facts.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

You dont even know whats in it!!!!!! 

I don't even know what's in the burger I ate yesterday but no way that's gonna stop me from eating it

8 ( +8 / -0 )

@Foreigner in Tokyo

For the sake of balance in your last quite long post, I’d just add this:

”but it’s clear that vaccines greatly reduce the chances of being hospitalized or dying from Covid”

Just a suggestion if you are interested in giving a fuller picture.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Thing is I'm pretty sure you're in far more danger from what we know of the virus than I am from what we don't know of the vaccines.

Millions have already died because of the virus, ok ok , died with the virus.

How many so far is your count for the deaths due to vacc?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

i just scrolled all story down.

45 deaths in all Japan.

should I be more afraid?

no idea since dunno how many people died because of other reasons and we never have this information so cant compare...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Looks as if the Olympics spike is winding down at last.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

C’mon Kanagawa get those numbers down. I need under 100/week so I can hit the archery range again!

Due to incubation period and recent holidays. I expect numbers to raise by Oct 3. Let’s see.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

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