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Tokyo reports 275 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,083

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 275 new cases of the coronavirus, up 97 from Monday.

The number (141 women and 134 men) is the result of 4,154 tests conducted on Feb 20.

The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 79

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 77, up one from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 491.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,083. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (105), Osaka (100), Kanagawa (97), Chiba (90), Hokkaido (66), Aichi (51), Fukuoka (45) and Shizuoka (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 54.

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The low numbers are staying. A good sign, just wish Japan was a bit quicker in getting vaccines rolled out.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

hmm reported numbers are down yet pneumonia numbers remain high...

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Akula - The low numbers are staying

Low numbers are less than ten new cases not 275 new cases.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

@do the hustle

Low numbers are less than ten new cases

Not in a city with a population of 14.000.000

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

Not in a city with a population of 14.000.000

Australia's population is 25 million and even 1 case is considered too high. So yes, hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

-1 ( +13 / -14 )

Yeah right I really believe the numbers they are pumping out..

0 ( +7 / -7 )

You are absolutely right, Monty. Let me repeat it: Hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

Hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

You can repeat it all you want, but you are still wrong.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

Hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

You can repeat it all you want, but you are still wrong."

How exactly is he wrong?

4 ( +12 / -8 )

How exactly is he wrong?

Considering only those with symptoms are getting tested, a few hundred out of a few thousand tests is not very high.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Considering only those with symptoms are getting tested

Considering maybe only 10-20% of the infected develop symptoms... then we can all agree testing is ridiculously low here.

Unless we don’t want to locate clusters and break transmission chain.

Then its ok to remain at low testing levels, or even just stop testing altogether.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Considering only those with symptoms are getting tested, a few hundred out of a few thousand tests is not very high.

Yes we'll, that has always been the problem here hasn't it...one has to have serious symptoms for a period of time before they can get a free test, unlike other " developed" countries that conduct widespread testing to truly grasp the spread. So all the light symptom and asymptomatic cases are slipping through here. But that's OK as long as Japan " beat the virus" and " safety Olympics can be held....as we know the final decision is due in March.

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Don’t forget all the ones who are untested, uncounted, but dying lonely, hidden, covered and so on. You just don’t have an imagination of what’s going on unrecognized in rural houses, senior residences, anonymous accommodation in big cities, smaller hospitals, other help facilities, prisons, among homeless and all such. They just die, snapping for air, nobody cares or gives them a PCR testing or expensive hospital treatment. In this regard, all those daily numbers are only the smell of the tip of the iceberg. You can bet on this.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

Australia's population is 25 million

**and its area is 25 times that of Japan**

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Looks like numbers bottomed out and on the rise again. Next wave about to start. It will be boosted by the SOE being removed and return to Go To Travel as being called for by the government. Perhaps the plan is to hasten herd immunity to cut down on the need for the delayed vaccine

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Looks like numbers bottomed out and on the rise again. Next wave about to start. 

With tests capped at a max of 8,000, even if there are two more waves we will never know.

Understand that we will never know how many cases - symptomatic or assymptomatic - that are out there.

It has no political benefits thus not happening.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

You just don’t have an imagination of what’s going on unrecognized in rural houses, senior residences, anonymous accommodation in big cities, smaller hospitals, other help facilities, prisons, among homeless and all such. They just die, snapping for air, nobody cares or gives them a PCR testing or expensive hospital treatment. In this regard, all those daily numbers are only the smell of the tip of the iceberg. You can bet on this.

Why should I bet on people in rural areas dying alone to covid, when I live in a state of emergency area and still don't know of a single person that died from it?

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 77, up one from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 491.

....and nobody points out that this is practically nothing, in city of 20 million and a nation of 120 million? How long do we have to accept this unfounded hysteria?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

To all those who think Japan is hiding deaths, how many do you think they are hiding and where are they hiding them?

just curious. Accurate sources please. Not I heard it from a “friend” in “government.”

1 ( +4 / -3 )

To all those who think Japan is hiding deaths, how many do you think they are hiding and where are they hiding them?

just curious. Accurate sources please. Not I heard it from a “friend” in “government.”

Who said Japan is hiding deaths, ?

Names pls

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Florida did it right and is thriving- virtually no lockdown or mask requirement, but with the same per capita COVID results as now-devastated California.

You're comparing one failure to another and suggesting that makes one "the right thing".

New Zealand did the right thing. Every single state in the USA had an extremely poor response. Some were just worse than others.

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@drlucifer

Ever heard of scrolling up?

Don’t forget all the ones who are untested, uncounted, but dying lonely, hidden, covered and so on. You just don’t have an imagination of what’s going on unrecognized in rural houses, senior residences, anonymous accommodation in big cities, smaller hospitals, other help facilities, prisons, among homeless and all such. They just die, snapping for air, nobody cares or gives them a PCR testing or expensive hospital treatment. In this regard, all those daily numbers are only the smell of the tip of the iceberg. You can bet on this.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Finally to all those conspiracy types out there consider these actual facts

The number of deaths in the nation last year decreased by 9,373, or 0.7%, from a year earlier to 1,384,544, down for the first time in 11 years, preliminary health ministry data showed on Monday.

The smaller total may be linked to a sharp fall in seasonal influenza infections as people took strict infection prevention measures, including wearing face masks and washing their hands, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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