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Tokyo reports 266 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 961

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 266 new cases of the coronavirus, down 105 from Sunday.

The number (135 men and 131 women) is the result of 6,823 tests conducted on Feb 12.

The most number of cases were 51 people in their 20s, followed by 38 in their 40s, 37 in their 50s, 35 in their 30s, 21 in their 80s, 20 in their 60s and 15 in their 60s. Forty-two cases were aged 20 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 97, down six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 658.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 961. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (136), Saitama (94), Kanagawa (71), Osaka (69), Fukuoka (46), Aichi (42), Hokkaido (41) and Hyogo (27).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 72.

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80% decrease in 4 weeks.

Lets call it a forced MIRACLE.

16 ( +23 / -7 )

The only figures that need to be reported are hospitalization rates and deaths. The other figures are meaningless.

That being said, it's clear that there is a downward trend in all available data. So overall good news.

But cue the same naysayers in 3.2.1

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

These are weekend figures so lower, but it is good to see cases falling across the country. Active cases are now a third of what they were in Mid-January. Some prefectures are going days without new cases.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

nakanoguy01 - it's clear that there is a downward trend in all available data

Yes, but it’s not ‘available data’. It’s ‘released data’

Following this data every day it is always around 50% of new cases are people in their twenties. Are they tracing these infections? Are they coming from colleges/universities or coming from pubs/nightclubs or karaoke parlors? Japan will never beat this virus until they get serious about controlling the spread. The vaccine is not the silver bullet the J-gov is relying on so heavily.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

That being said, it's clear that there is a downward trend in all available data. So overall good news.

When all data funnels through a single source that has every vested interest of making the data look good (e.g. Olympics, GoTo, elections coming up, etc.) it's not completely unreasonable to be doubtful of the data.

Especially when there is no known scientific reason for the virus to behave as it appears to in Japan. The most likely explanation is that the numbers are being manipulated, and not because some restaurants are urged to close a few hours early.

1 ( +14 / -13 )

yes guys getting closer to...olympics...so gov need numbers to be fabricated so olympics idea will be "alive"...why i cant believe to this...?

7 ( +15 / -8 )

I hate how these articles start off with a lot of unless numbers and statistics. Do we really need to know that today’s cases is 105 less than yesterday

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Apparently, State of Emergency worked. Avoiding congregation, social distancing and wearing masks. I wish the vaccines will stop repetition of this abstinence.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

I meant useless numbers and stats

2 ( +6 / -4 )

A Miracle.

The curve of new coronavirus cases goes down each day, despite the curve of infected and hospitalised people getting up each day. I wonder how is that possible

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Japan, we did it! The lockdown was effective! We did this together! Let's restart the Go To Eat, and Go To Travel! I need to be able to use them so I can redeem my Go To Grave Voucher!

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Especially when there is no known scientific reason for the virus to behave as it appears to in Japan. The most likely explanation is that the numbers are being manipulated, and not because some restaurants are urged to close a few hours early.

Yeah yeah yeah, you were among the ones who were insisting that an apocalypse was coming to Japan if a strict lockdown was not implemented. Given that you were utterly flat wrong, why don't you begin to change your rhetoric a little? We generally all agree that Japan has under tested possibly to keep the total number of positives low. Everything else is pure BS. Period.

And if you really want to speak science, here is some readings for you:

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2020.604339/full

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6526/eabe2424

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/eci.13484

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Finally, Japan is approaching herd immunity then...

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Don’t trust statistics before the Olympics, but I only personally know 23 positive people here who have been infected in one year.( I am close to hospitals, so this is a high number.)

But other countries 28000 a day.

close the borders, stop foreign arrivals please.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

The curve of new coronavirus cases goes down each day, despite the curve of infected and hospitalised people getting up each day. I wonder how is that possible

It is simple. you say lie, or dont want to see the true.

a little bit more than a month ago more than 1000 people were hospitalised. Today 658.

Since this few days number of death decrease too.

If the lockdown was useless. we shouded to see a thousand death a day, and hospital so crowded that doctor need to work in parking.

More you wait to accept the true, more it gonne be difficult. coronavirus decrease every where around the world.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

"80% decrease in 4 weeks.

Lets call it a forced MIRACLE."

No such thing. It is called good policy. Just accept the facts guys. Japan is beating Covid 19 and the Tokyo Olympics will be held.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

@Shimon... you speak facts. Too many don't want to believe that the situation is not so bad in Japan.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

"Especially when there is no known scientific reason for the virus to behave as it appears to in Japan."

LOL, Japan is doing the following:

1) Wearing Masks

Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent

2) Social distance

Social Distancing FAQ: How It Helps Prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Steps We Can Take to Protect Ourselves

https://www.conehealth.com/services/primary-care/social-distancing-faq-how-it-helps-prevent-covid-19-coronavirus-/

As a result of doing the above the numbers are going down.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

JapanToday Doomsdayers get a grip !

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

If there were tens of thousands of very sick people going to doctors, and doctors, not chat room people that make comments suggest they get a test, then I trust the professionals.

There are not tens of thousands of very sick people needing a more than likely waste of time test to see if they have Covid 19.

Most people have already had it. Ask VirusEx.

This country is doing great.

My arm still hurts.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Especially when there is no known scientific reason 

Hahahahaha

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Keep the numbers low so we can host the olympics guys. Thats the goal here what ever it takes.

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That certainly is Oxy that is. That's it for sure.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

@HimariYamada

LOL, Japan is doing the following:

1) Wearing Masks

2) Social distance

So you are telling me other developed countries are not doing this?

I have been abroad a few months ago for business (Europe), and everyone was not only wearing masks, but better masks than the cloth ones.

The only place I noticed lack of use of masks was indeed UK.

Social distance: was properly respected in the countries I was at, stores and restaurants limiting capacity, a thing that I have never seen here. Very strict measures, still due to mass testing thousands of new cases were reported on a daily basis.

Believe me, I experienced both realities during pandemic and “wearing masks and social distance” does not justify the sudden sharp decrease in the number of cases in Japan.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@kurisupisu

We are nowhere near herd immunity ...

Approximately only 1% or less have acquired antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Japan, including in Tokyo where the largest numbers tend to be reported from (though, when adjusting for population size or test positivity rates, has not necessarily always been the worst performing area in Japan for managing COVID)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/02/05/national/tested-tokyo-coronavirus-antibodies/

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Especially when there is no known scientific reason for the virus to behave as it appears to in Japan. The most likely explanation is that the numbers are being manipulated, and not because some restaurants are urged to close a few hours early.

Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have all kicked Covid 19's butt. Japan in between the other 2 testing wise but none of them performing anywhere near the testing in USA and Europe where people are too cool to wear masks or follow simple instructions. If you live in or have visited Japan and still can't figure out the difference in people's attitudes compared to those countries that let the virus get out of control, then I really feel sorry for you. Keep the conspiracy theories coming though, because they are funny. Have to admit though, I'm still waiting for you to explain how we in Japan aren't swimming in a pool of dead bodies now that more than a year has passed since your theories were first posted. And also how I don't have a single, friend, relative, coworker, relative of a friend, or relative of a coworker, etc that has actually died from this thing. Actually, only one person in my entire company, with offices in the heart of Tokyo and Osaka, has even got the virus.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@virusrex

Did you say this, or is SandyBeachHeaven misrepresenting your comments?

SandyBeachHeaven Today  07:41 pm JST

Most people have already had it. Ask VirusEx.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

No surprise. Winter spike is now dissipating. Following the global trend.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Those numbers do not sound quite right.

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