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Japan reports record high 255,534 coronavirus cases; 27,453 in Tokyo

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Japan on Thursday reported a record daily high of 255,534 new coronavirus cases. Twenty-one prefectures had record high numbers.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 27,453 new cases, down 1,963 from Wednesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 33, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 610, down 17 from Wednesday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (24,323), Aichi (17,993), Fukuoka (13,115), Hyogo (12,268), Saitama (11,187), Kanagawa (10,009), Hokkaido (8,315), Shizuoka (7,012), Chiba (6,797), Hiroshima (6,761), Kumamoto (5,684), Kagoshima (4,948), Mie (4,642), Nagasaki (4,529), Okinawa (4,511), Gifu (4,490), Okayama (4,284), Miyazaki (4,114), Ibaraki (4,090), Miyagi (4,042), Niigata (3,727), Nagano (3,599), Ehime (3,516), Yamaguchi (3,494), Fukushima (3,297), Tochigi (3,214), Oita (2,995), Gunma (2,819), Saga (2,517), Toyama (2,508), Kagawa (2,477), Ishikawa (2,343), Shiga (2,343), Nara (2,251) and Tokushima (2,213).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 287.

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Tokyo seems to be trying desperately to lower the number of tests. Hyogo has the second highest number of corona cases ever. Hmm . . .

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

And how exactly are they doing that?

You can get a test everywhere.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

And how exactly are they doing that?

You can get a test everywhere.

You can but why bother? Even during the peak in Japan a couple weeks ago my wife went to the doctor with a sore throat and the doctor just said "you have throat inflammation" and sent her home without a test. Sure enough she got a fever the next day. I can't imagine what the real number of infections would be if all doctors tested for COVID.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Numbers are going down because hospitals are refusing to see people with COVID symptoms.

1 ( +17 / -16 )

Tokyo reports 27,453 coronavirus cases

Huge numbers in Tokyo still!

And the positivity rate is extremely high.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

You can get a test everywhere.

Eventually the government is going to stop funding tests, and make it like the influenza tests, and make people pay. The numbers will take a nose dive.

Remember what one person said about testing? "If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases."

If you dont test, then COVID doesnt exist!

14 ( +16 / -2 )

@buua

”Tokyo seems to be trying desperately to lower the number of tests. “

Proof?

4 ( +11 / -7 )

300 people died last 24 hours. Reaching new peak everyday

I had the impression that vaccjne are the solutions?

How does it compare with less covered countries?

Virusrex, any rational explanation? Could it be that serum based on extinct variants are probably not the solution?

-3 ( +11 / -14 )

hattorikun

Please click on the link above (new coronavirus cases). You will see the provisional numbers of tests. The Tokyo metropolitan government also has websites.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

ok and so what?

everyone take care stay safe and enjoy your summer

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

@buua

”Please click on the link above (new coronavirus cases). You will see the provisional numbers of tests. The Tokyo metropolitan government also has websites.”

I know what they mean. I just don’t know how you can interpret it as someone trying to scale down tests or tamper with test count.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Mask off!

open up!

Move on!

-6 ( +14 / -20 )

300 people died last 24 hours. Reaching new peak everyday

sometimes 91 year olds with serious health problems die. COVID-19 is just another complication. But death certificate blames Covid-19.

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

12% decrease versus thursday last week... looks like this week will be averaging 10-15% drop in daily cases. Still too high and slow but progress for sure

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Why are people saying the numbers are decreasing? The headline literally says "record high" number of cases.

If you are referring to Tokyo specifically, I think there's a very simple reason for slightly lower numbers than yesterday. Many Tokyoites traveled out to other prefectures for Obon, thus spreading the virus around the country and thus giving us today's record-high daily number of cases.

Rest in peace to the nearly-300 lost today. We can all continue to do our (very easy) part by wearing masks when indoors - including on trains.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Everyday 200-300 people die.

Almost all of them are old and vaccinated. I think there should be more respect and mourning for those dying.

We freaked out for 2 years when barely anyone (in retrospect) had it.

And now we just ignore it.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Whatever and how long you discuss here, but only NoCovid is good Covid.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 287.

That is .002 percent of japan's population. Just saying.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

Time for the government to step up to the plate and show real leadership in this neverending Covid battle. So unfair to put all the pressure on the people to resolve this crisis. Partial lockdown kudasai!

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Didou that 5 percent is 100,000 for 2 million people

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Japan on Thursday reported a record daily high of 255,534 new coronavirus cases. Twenty-one prefectures had record high numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 33, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 610, down 17 from Wednesday.

Hospitalization numbers in Japan are remarkably low for such high case numbers.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 287.

Is the present wave killing more than the previous one?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I’ve been very close to infected people and not caught the infection.

How is that?

Well ventilated rooms, mild use of air con , not facing the other person and speaking is part of it.

Infections begin to increase when people get on ultra crowded trains and have work meeting s in crowded rooms with high air con use-pretty much unavoidable in Japan.

Just like cities inChina, Japan is a perfect breeding ground.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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