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Tokyo reports 272 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,032


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 272 new cases of the coronavirus, down 55 from Saturday.

The number (142 women and 130 men) is the result of 7,232 tests conducted on Feb 18.

The most number of cases were 54 people in their 30s, followed by 53 in their 20s, 47 in their 40s, 37 in their 50s, 21 in their 70s, 17 in their 80s and 15 in their 60s.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 82, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 511.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,032. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (163), Kanagawa (100), Saitama (84), Hokkaido (63), Osaka (60), Ibaraki (46), Aichi (33), Fukuoka (32) and Hyogo (27).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 50.

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It seems that all the Doom sayers are losing more and more ground day by day.

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The HERD is here folks. No need for the vaccine unless you are obese.

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The numbers continue to drop. My prediction is this week we will have some prefectures that are completely COVID free.

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It seems that all the Doom sayers are losing more and more ground day by day.

Well we all know by now these numbers cannot be real.

200 cases/day in a metropolitan area of 39 million, without measures and everything and everywhere packed?

Maybe a higher % of assymptomatic vs other countries might be a possibility, however believing the number of cases in Tokyo going from 2000’s to 200 in one month for no reason sounds unlikely. And considering the political situation, Olympics etc it sounds very handy that numbers go down suddenly.

I personally don’t believe things like this happen without a reason/measure. Maybe thats just me being too realistic.

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Great news! 272 out of 23,000,000 people. Let’s go back to normal, with caution!

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Well we all know by now these numbers cannot be real.

If they aren't real then where is your proof that they aren't? Oh wait, it's just another "hunch" from the conspiracy group.

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Let’s wait and see what happens in the next couple months. I predict a new wave is certainty as the variants gain hold including the new Japanese variant, but don’t call it that as that would spell doom for the Olympics, when Japan is on countries red lists because of its fast spreading, vaccine resistant variant. Time will tell.

Meanwhile when is the Go To Travel campaign resuming?

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@anon: I agree with your question about GoToTravel. We are still traveling anyway every 4-5 weeks. We are having a blast and although costs are higher without those 30% reductions, we are loving it. Setting up an overnight train trip...The Sunrise because we believe in the numbers and so many people are not traveling so we are hooked.

Service is fabulous and all the hotels send us thank you emails with special discounts. Rabbit Island, Okunoshima was fabulous for three nights.

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I definitely can bet my last dollar on that number of infections

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We ended the week with an analysis of the Coronavirus situation in Tokyo Prefecture.


Today, Sunday. The total number of people hospitalized in the Prefecture stands at 2035 people. Approaching the psychological level of 2000 people. 374 fewer people than last week. It's a big drop.

Taking the ratio per 100,000 inhabitants. The numbers are as follows:

Last Sunday, February 14. The level of people hospitalized due to Coronavirus stood at 17,25 points.

Today, Sunday, February 21. The level of people hospitalized for Coronavirus is 14,57 points.

A decrease of 2,68 points in 1 week. With a daily average of 0,38 points down.

But most importantly. The hospital incidence is below 15 points. This means that the healthcare system will soon begin to unwind. There will be more hospital occupancy capacity.

But there is no need to relax. The goal now is to reach 10 points. In order to reduce the health alert level.

We are on the right track.

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Useless information. It's been a year. I haven't met ANYONE who has been sick with the flu. Nobody. Rarely even hear anyone sneeze. When you see people throwing up on the streets, THAT'S when you know you have a problem. Too many people are tragedy addicts. They NEED to have some kind of an emergency going on somewhere in the world at every minute of every day. You, reading this, are probably one, too. "Pandemics," forest fires, boats sinking, mass shootings, China splashing around like a little brat in the shallow end of the Pacific... it's always something, and most of you LOVE it. Can't get enough, can you. You follow this "pandemic" BS because you WANT there to be a problem. You are the rubber-neckers driving past the freeway crash, except the "crash" is not real, or it's thousands of miles away. So, these covid numbers are the little dopamine hits that satisfy your tragedy addiction. Such a sick society.

I agree there are hysterical types around on both sides of this. The narrative over fact/conspiracy theory/trolling crowd and the panic-lovers who were predicting bodies on the streets.

Too emotional and in some cases, too insincere to be taken seriously.

That said, there is nothing wrong with keeping an eye on the numbers, particularly the hospitalization rates. I keep an eye on them as they can help with informed predictions about when the SOE will be lifted. I’m going to be taking part in a meeting tomorrow where this will inevitably be discussed. It factors in to my job.

Keep posting these numbers. Useful

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It is all good,the almighty and modern LDP wants to keep the numbers down in order for the Olymlics,oh and women can read and listen but not speak their mind.

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Service is fabulous and all the hotels send us thank you emails with special discounts. Rabbit Island, Okunoshima was fabulous for three nights.

There is nothing fabulous in rabbit island and okunoshima. Drove there last october from kansai.

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Strange how the numbers are dropping but people are catching Covid-19 without having contact to somebody who had it... .

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Numbers are dropping dramatically everywhere in the world and the medical industry really can't say why.

Not enough people have been vaccinated to explain the drop off in cases worldwide. It could be as simple as we are running out of vulnerable people to catch it.

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