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Tokyo reports 249 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,563

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 249 new cases of the coronavirus, down 106 from Sunday.

In Tokyo, the number (155 men and 94 women) is the result of 5,161 tests conducted on April 2. By age group, people in their 20s (79 cases) and their 30s (76) accounted for the highest number, while 39 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46, down one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 445.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,546. Osaka had the most cases with 341, followed by Tokyo, Chiba (88), Hyogo (87), Saitama (86), Hokkaido (71), Nara (71), Kanagawa (68), Miyagi (55), Okinawa (50), Aichi (45), Ehime (32) and Fukushima (29).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 15.

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very low again.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46, down one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 431.

Good news. Well done health care workers.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46

don't understand.

where are this 249 coronavirus cases gonna go? not gonna be hospitalized?

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bokudaToday  04:45 pm JST

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46

don't understand.

where are this 249 coronavirus cases gonna go? not gonna be hospitalized?

Depends how sick they are. If they're not seriously ill and don't deteriorate, they'll likely be asked to stay at home and isolate.

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Are they missing a zero or two?

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Are these the numbers that the propaganda feed to it’s people today?

I wonder who believe in these planned statistic,and how come that in the Japanese media they avoid to speak of Eek? The new variant found in Tokyo which is 70% resistant to the vaccines?

Amazingly I found such news in the western newspapers.

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Are these the numbers that the propaganda feed to it’s people today?

A simple fact that cannot be fudged.

Number of hospitalisations, it doesn't matter how many test are done or what you think.

If the number of people in hospital remains low then the number of infected is probably low, especially in the aged population of Japan.

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A simple fact that cannot be fudged.

Number of hospitalisations, it doesn't matter how many test are done or what you think.

If the number of people in hospital remains low then the number of infected is probably low, especially in the aged population of Japan.

You're ignoring a simple fact that cannot be fudged: Many people in Japan never go to the hospital. They get sick, tough it at home, and hopefully recover.

Those folks are never counted in the daily totals.

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I wonder who believe in these planned statistic,and how come that in the Japanese media they avoid to speak of Eek? The new variant found in Tokyo which is 70% resistant to the vaccines?

Yes, that unspeakable Japanese strain that left to mutate could ruin everything. Ho-hum Nippon

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Kanta.... Probably true, but again true for other countries with much higher numbers.

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The way Covid cases are reported in the Japanese media is weird! Daily tally? Citizens need to know the whole picture not only the daily total infection rates. First, there should be an indication of the total number of cases since the pandemic started and the total number of deaths throughout the county and NOT ONLY DAILY FIGURES OF INFECTIONS, which is all you seem to have. This does not give you THE FULL PICTURE. It also, gives the impression that reality has been watered down, - softened maybe to prevent SHOCK, or DISTRESS to its citizens, cleverly painting a different picture to the real situation although not to the extent of misleading. What is the Total Tally does anyone know?

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total number of cases since the pandemic started

485k

the total number of deaths throughout the county*

9210

Location Cases Recovered Deaths

Tokyo 122,000 117,000 1,764

Osaka 54,655 47,908 1,192

Kanagawa 48,665 46,706 784

Saitama 33,452 31,073 704

Chiba 30,073 28,228 575

Google 'Japan covid statistics'

And go easy on the caps lock.

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Thank you Cleo, but as Japan does limited testing can we really say that is the real picture of infection. There are of course asymptomatic carriers, which would be detected via screening more of the population. Screening only those who show symptoms, where really they should finding those super spreaders, and through contact tracing.

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These are weekend figures, so lower than normal. Japan is paying the price for dithering with vaccine approvals and then the vaccine rollout.

Israel for example has had new infections fall through the floor, simply because it cracked on with getting its people vaccinated.

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Japan has completely the opposite plan. Japan thinks as long as they don't test the number's will be low. But if you're only testing 1/10 per capita, Japan's number's will only be 1/10 of Japan's real number's.

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