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Tokyo reports 236 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 868

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 236 new coronavirus cases, down 140 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 391.9.

People in their 20s (79 cases) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 47, up two from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 721, up seven from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 868. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (135), Chiba (85), Saitama (53), Osaka (42), Hokkaido (37), Aichi (35) and Okinawa (33).

Eleven prefectures reported no cases.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 35.


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I have been very happy with my very complicated Japanese healthcare at hospitals over the last two years. Couldn't have had better treatment elsewhere. Saved my life.

Although the vaccination program could be handled much better than it is.

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Steve- this "deadly pandemic" produced a LOWER fatality rate in Japan last year. If it is up this year, that would be good to know, but no one can seem to provide any proof.

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Moon- so much propaganda everywhere. But everyone figured out long ago how to live with COVID. For most, that is pretty much business as usual. With vaccinations of the vulnerable almost complete, all restrictions can be removed, though Japan will be cautious with Olympics starting soon.

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If the numbers for example this week is a thousand on average from 2thousand last week, you would get the same graph if the actual numbers are 9000 now from 10000 last week. The important thing is you are getting corectbfeedbck from the interventions that are being implemented

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To be sure number of tests are less than ideal. But if guidelines are followed consistently the resulting numbers would be a reliable indication of trends, whether getting worse or better. You may not get actual numbers but the graphs that you get will should be good enough indications of developing situations

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You know what will happen if sick people aren't being tested? They will spread the infection uncontrollably.

If this has been going on for more than a year now all of Japan should have been infected by now and dead people should be piling up on the streets. Where are the bodies?

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Lol. Olympics or not if fewer people ask for tests there will be less tests.

Look up what they require to be tested publicly, one basically has to be sick for a week.

Many are not in a situation to pay for private testing.

As I have pointed out I know people that had covid including 2 close friends of my daughter, one is still in hospital in serious condition. He has cerebral palsy and was sick for a week and still public health centres refused to test him saying the didn't meet the criteria, his brother who is his care taker was also sick.

His brother paid for private testing which can back positive and then took by more days to find a hospital with space to take him, Even after that public health centres refused to test the care taker brother claiming he didn't meet the criteria again private labs found he also had covid but again not hospital would take him until he was in bad shape.

He is doing fine now but his brother with cerebral palsy is not and may not make it through.

Had the public health centre done the testing when asked he could have gotten help nearly 2 weeks earlier.

This is not unusual or an exception, the Japanese news it full of similar complaints.

The public health centres will only test if they really have no choice.

Think about it a country of 126 million people in a year and a half has barely tested 15 million.

So at that rate you really believe the number of cases is accurate.

Please try being honest and logical.

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Lol. Olympics or not if fewer people ask for tests there will be less tests.

Lol, if people ask for test and are turned down by the hokenjo, and if the criteria

of being in contact with an infected person is ambiguous with the main objective

of limiting testing, then testing will be super super low.

Questions were being asked why the rest of the Ugandan team aren't close contact

but when cases occur here and those around are not classified as close contact it

is okay.

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Yes and a quick look also shows a downward btrendvin testing the closer we get to the Olympics.

Lol. Olympics or not if fewer people ask for tests there will be less tests.

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The incompetence of the Japanese government is so incredibly high that over 80% of those tested have had to do so via private labs paying out of pocket.

Now it's Vaccine program is so poorly organised that the government had to hand most of it over to private companies, universities, etc.. because they can get it done faster and better organised.

Just look at how quickly these places got up and running in less than 2 weeks, they got staff, equipment and are already vaccinating.

Companies like my daughter's have decided not to even wait for vouchers because they know that will make things impossibly slow.

Seriously in 2021 the Japanese government thinks using paper and small mail is still a thing!

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i could be wrong but unlikely, but i think Japan is delivering more vaccines each day than any other country in the world now?

@NipponGlory

No, you're completely wrong. Japan is competing for 192nd place with Atlantis the the vaccine delivery numbers league

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 35.

Great, hopefully it keeps on going down.

Quick look at the graphs in toyokeizai clearly shows continuing downward trend in number of cases and deaths.

Hopefully it continues

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Well done Tokyo. Safety Olympic let's go!

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How many tests please and what type?

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About a dozen people believe the Japanese testing results and case numbers half are here in this comment section.

Not even the government believes them, even they are not that stupid.

They put them out hoping enough people are gullible enough to buy it until they get their Olympics.

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Congratulations, Japan on the low reporting numbers. The Japanese are finally understanding and adhering to what their intellectual superiors (politicians, medical/scientific experts) have been telling them. The world applauds that country's people for finally getting with the program and doing what's necessary to combat and defeat this deadly virus.

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@Antiquesaving

Suga and his crew couldn't even tried their shoelaces and probably have velcro instead.

We all know they are so old they wear slip ons!

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For half the population of Japan, UK has still a 7 day average of over 9000 cases. That’s quite a lot.

UK tested approximately 1 million per day over the past 7 days. For have the population of Japan

Japan tested barely 60,000 per day over the past 7 days. For twice the population.

See any difference?

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Fake the numbers just in time for covidlympics

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Good news about lower numbers but mostly what we read here are complaints about slow vaccinations, the numbers must be fake etc.

We are all very lucky to have been in Japan the last 18 months, no lockdowns, low cases and deaths. Absolutely no reason for the constant negativity.

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NipponGloryToday  05:51 pm JST

i could be wrong but unlikely, but i think Japan is delivering more vaccines each day than any other country in the world now?

Not even close to what China has done. The Chinese have delivered over 1 billion doses so far at well over 15M a day.

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UK 70% Vaccinated 50% fully.

For half the population of Japan, UK has still a 7 day average of over 9000 cases. That’s quite a lot.

Fortunately, and I guess this is the result of vaccination, only 10 deaths a day are reported on average

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Itvis ironic that nearly every news outlet made a big deal about Uganda and it's low number of cases and low testing saying because they don't test much the number of cases in Uganda cannot be trusted.

But here we are in Japan where testing is low but we are told to believe the number of cases and low testing doesn't matter.

Yeah, that's really funny that.

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i could be wrong but unlikely, but i think Japan is delivering more vaccines each day than any other country in the world now?

That may be possible primarily because Japan is sooooo far behind the rest of the developed world,

USA over 60% Vaccinated nearly 50% fully

UK 70% Vaccinated 50% fully.

Canada over 70% Vaccinated 20% fully and like the USA they can just walk in to a pharmacy and get their first or second dose ( second only after the designated date ).

As I pointed out the archaic paper voucher system failed dismally.

Now the Japanese government need private companies to come to the rescue.

My daughter will get vaccinated on Monday next week because her company is ignoring the voucher because few have recieved it.

The plan is Vaccinate and later if and when the vouchers arrive hand it into the company.

Suga and his crew couldn't even tried their shoelaces and probably have velcro instead.

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Any chance of an average tests for the last 7 days?

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I want to say in a super fast record steam pace way- sorry not biteing

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Sunday's test results from I will guess under 2,000 tests.

Itvis ironic that nearly every news outlet made a big deal about Uganda and it's low number of cases and low testing saying because they don't test much the number of cases in Uganda cannot be trusted.

But here we are in Japan where testing is low but we are told to believe the number of cases and low testing doesn't matter.

Strange how that is!

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Suga is vindicated! Snap!

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i could be wrong but unlikely, but i think Japan is delivering more vaccines each day than any other country in the world now?

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@Michael Machida

The Japanese Government is amazingly like Wizards or Magicians in that the numbers have come down just before the Japan Olympics. Potter would love this!

Could just be a coincidence!

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OK, on the assumption that this will not be deleted for some capricious reason, I’m going to predict that tomorrow’s figure will be slightly under 200, low enough to sound convincing to the rubes, but not so low as to look overtly suspicious.

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Japanese Gov't: 236 new cases

Reality : 23,600 new cases

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@thelonious: Not really, and I don't think the people who are one of the 47 would find it interesting, - as an individual is likely to become a serious case 7-12 days after being symptomatic when newly found positive cases were much higher.

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The Japanese Government is amazingly like Wizards or Magicians in that the numbers have come down just before the Japan Olympics. Potter would love this!

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I'd say around 800 cases nationwide today. People on this site don't seem to like the fact that the current wave is subsiding.

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How many tests? Not knowing is the troubling part here.

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So new infections going down, serious cases going up. That's interesting.

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As I have said before in these forums: Yeah, and pigs fly. But if pigs do fly, then Japan has nailed it with their unique way of beating the virus. Why this move to mass vacinate if its bascially all down hill from here anyway?

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Conveniently low.

How surprising.

I say in July we’ll be hovering around the 100 mark, to emphasise the “safe Olympics” propaganda that no one believes.

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