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Japan reports 176,554 coronavirus cases

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Japan on Sunday reported 176,554 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 28,112 new coronavirus cases, down 4,586 from Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 233, up 30 from Saturday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (17,445), Saitama (12,185), Kanagawa (12,100), Aichi (11,514), Fukuoka (10,758), Hyogo (9,340), Chiba (8,436), Kyoto (4,687), Okinawa (4,625), Hokkaido (4,072), Shizuoka (3,790), Kumamoto (2,822), Ibaraki (2,757), Kagoshima (2,254), Hiroshima (2,205), Mie (2,186), Miyagi (2,017), Niigata (1,965), Tochigi (1,914), Gunma (1,847), Okayama (1,825), Miyazaki (1,811), Gifu (1,739), Oita (1,617), Nara (1,535), Shiga (1,506), Nagano (1,500), Ishikawa (1,316), Aomori (1,308), Yamaguchi (1,288), Wakayama (1,234), Toyama (1,099), Fukushima (1,070), Kagawa (1,070) and Ehime (1,058).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 25.

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Of course down from Saturday. This is Saturday's count with not too many hospitals open.

When will "they" finally stop making this comparison?

Those hospitalized increase more than 10%, despite the Saturday.

I expect those "numbers" (actually humans) to increase even much more in the weeks to come.

1 ( +13 / -12 )

Hospitalization rate down here is now close to 80% and no end in sight. The number of positive tests is one thing, but the stress on the hospitals has gotten to a critical level!

3 ( +16 / -13 )

When will "they" finally stop making this comparison?

Yes, it's a meaningless comparison.

Compared to last Sunday, it's up 1.58x, according to NHK news.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Hospitalization rate down here is now close to 80% and no end in sight

How come your governor (and others) are not calling for a SOE? Previously, they were very quick to call for it, but not this time? Are they told by the central government they are not allowed to call for one?

1 ( +9 / -8 )

but the stress on the hospitals has gotten to a critical level!

How is that possible?

I heard thousands of times that the vaccine works so well against hospitalization.

Or are all hospitalized people not vaccinated?

-7 ( +14 / -21 )

What I also don't understand is, how can a nationwide number of 233 hospitalized people bring just one area, where Yubaru lives, already to 80%?

Does that mean that all 219 people are hospitalized in Yubaru's area?

Because 14 are in Tokyo.

Something is not correct here...either the number reported in this article here, 234, or the source where Yubaru got his or her 80% from.

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

I’m gonna type real slow . Those of you in the marginalized minority of anti everything as related to Covid read it even slower ! Maybe…. Just maybe you’ll start to get it ! 1st of all , Tokyo is not a or the country! 2ndly, patients with “severe symptoms” are NOT the only people hospitalized! Down in Okinawa and in Aichi, the heads of their medical associations are on record of stating publicly that their healthcare system are on the brink of total collapse! Those are not my words ! This is what is coming to a city/ward/ prefecture near you soon! Like it or believe it or not, the actual number of CURRENT hospitalizations is over a MILLION!

https://mainichi.jp/english/covid19

Total current hospitalizations: 1,016,154

That’s a net change of + 106,893 from yesterday! And does not include today’s numbers!

New cases from yesterday were 200,975. Of which as you’ll clearly see the jgov listed 106,893 net new hospitalizations from the 200,975 . 94,082 were sent home to recover or sadly die!

The healthcare system around the country cannot sustain these numbers! 176,000 new cases today … I’m not sure what the thinking of the jgov is right now … but it appears they’re taking a “hands off” approach in the short term … and will use this desperate situation to justify their firmer actions also coming soon to a city near you ! Tourism industry must be having a blast ! Their hotels are full of Covid patients!
-11 ( +8 / -19 )

How is that possible?

I heard thousands of times that the vaccine works so well against hospitalization.

Or are all hospitalized people not vaccinated?

You have also heard many times this is a product of the higher infectivity of the variants and the relaxation of measures against infection, the difference is that you try very hard to ignore this because it goes contrary to what you want to believe.

Compare the rates of hospitalization last year and this, then you will clearly see the effect of vaccination in reducing the stress to health services. Or you could do it if you were able to accept something that contradicts what you want to believe.

None of it has worked, people. None of it.

Can you prove it? demonstrate that measures did not reduce the number of unnecessary deaths? because that has always been their purpose. Just saying that there are still victims do not demonstrate that everything done was useless, for that you need to demonstrate there was no benefit.

Stop letting a virus with a ridiculously low chance of killing you run your life.

Rational and well justified measures are the ones that let the infection have a low case fatality ratio, and if you consider your life ruined by helping a public health problem be controlled with very low sacrifice then it may be worth examining why is so easy to lose meaning to it.

New Zealand Covid cases skyrocket despite widespread vaccinations, long-term lockdowns

Welcome to 2022, there are variants explaining this.

0 ( +14 / -14 )

Okinawa (4,625) HUGE NUMBERS AGAIN

This number gives a better idea of the actual situation in Tokyo, as the actual numbers of those infected is not reported accurately, according to global experts.

Yet, Japan continues to do nothing, while in addition to the rising infections, its economy is also suffering.

New Zealand Covid cases skyrocket despite widespread vaccinations, long-term lockdowns

Exactly; NZ took its eye of the ball by easing its zero covid strategy and since 2021 it has been suffering with increased infections, and a spiraling downward economy.

Meanwhile, Japan is content to supply free testing--and a free ride home from the hospital if you are sick but don't meet their daily changing requirements to be hospitalized.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Yet, Japan continues to do nothing, while in addition to the rising infections, its economy is also suffering.

Japan cannot do anything this time around BECAUSE the economy is suffering. Simply cannot afford to start paying businesses to close early, etc, instead they are just "urging" people to do the outmost to prevent the spread. Of course, most people don't.

It's painfully obvious Japan's economy is in bad shape. Notice the empty office buildings and the lack of advertisements on trains and buses. Marketing budgets are the first to go in a downturn, and advertising never came back after 2020.

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Meanwhile, Japan is content to supply free testing--and a free ride home from the hospital if you are sick but don't meet their daily changing requirements to be hospitalized.

Actually, the testing is not so easy to come by. My local clinic has been flooded, so the testing slots filled up quickly and it took 3 days of being symptomatic before I got the chance. And they said, forget trying to get tested round at other local clinics if you're not symptomatic.

The free ride home depends on availability. Taxis were all fully booked, so I got stranded waiting for a community ambulance. Actually, they tried to convince me to walk home first. After losing consciousness.

You forgot to add, you get a 2 minute daily interaction with a phone bot that asks you if you have a pulse oximeter. Though I will say, my partner got a live person coming to the door, as he's high risk. Also, I did get the anti-virals during my couple of hours in A&E, in recognition of my age. Sort of a backhanded nod of respect for entering my golden years?

All of which I am grateful for, when I look at those shocking maps where huge swaths of the globe are still strangers to vaccines, and health staff are triaging effectively with the stretched resources they have. Things would look way worse if I was in many other parts of the world.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

the actual number of CURRENT hospitalizations is over a MILLION!

How can this happen?

With a vaccination rate from 81.5%.

Is that happening because of Virusrex cheap excuse that we have a new variant?

If the new variant is the reason for your over a Million hospitalizations, that would clealry prove that the current vaccine protects us zero from hospitalization against the current new variant and against each new variant which will come up in the future.

So get your booster against BA2.5 and also already one more against BA2.75.

And be ready for 3.0 and 3.25...

Because that is what virusrex is telling us here; the increasing cases in infection and hospitalization is because of a new variant.

-2 ( +13 / -15 )

Well my house is now in triage. Oldest son got it first, now wife and youngest. How long will my Pfizer booster hold the line????

who's gonna tell him?

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Steven,

Hospitalizations. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

this is a product of the higher infectivity of the variants

Welcome to 2022, there are variants explaining this.

In other words, always when a new variant comes up, the current vaccine loses a lot of it's effectiveness to protect us from getting infected or hospitalized.

Because you clearly said the increasing in numbers is because of new variants.

Alright, so everyone needs already the next boosters for BA2.5 and BA2.75. to lower the risk of getting infected or hospitalized by these variants.

And be ready for the next how many more boosters for each new variant which is coming up in the future.

And who knows in what timelap.

Every 2 months? Every 2 weeks?

My Godness...sooner or later people will have more from this so called vaccine fluid in their venes than blood.

I really hope that what the german health minister said is correct and Moderna is working on ONE vaccine for the WHOLE omicron.

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1 ( +9 / -8 )

About 9 million people have had a confirmed infection since the omicron spread. I suspect the actual infection number is at least 10X that. So most of us have already been infected with omicron, most of us without even realizing it. Recent data indicates that infection with omicron provides strong immunity against reinfection with other omicron variants; not 100% but pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYs0z_-IGAc

0 ( +10 / -10 )

It's painfully obvious Japan's economy is in bad shape. Notice the empty office buildings and the lack of advertisements on trains and buses. Marketing budgets are the first to go in a downturn, and advertising never came back after 2020.

Notice the unemployment rate at 2.6% and 80% of college grad now job have offers. As for the empty office buildings, I guess you have not noticed all the new office building going up and the vacancy rate is less than 6%. I guess you also not have notice that Tokyo real estate prices just hit a record high. Not bad for the economy that is bad shape.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

I’m unvaccinated, don’t wear masks. Recently I caught it through my partners job. It lasted 4 days. I had a fever for one and half days, had 4 hour afternoon naps, and apart from that, a sore throat for one and a half days. My partner had a positive test at her job. She wanted me to have a test after she tested positive. I contacted the hospitals in my area, I was told I would have to wait outside for 3-4 hours in 32 degree sun to get a test. At that time My body was 37.7 degrees. I decided that as my partner had it, and I had symptoms, just stay home. My point being, I think the number of infections is much higher because it is too difficult to get a test.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Well at least we have the vaccines to save us from these record numbers. In the name of Pfizer , Moderna , and the AstraZeneca.

Amen

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

I’m wondering how many places are reporting their positive tests. I know one clinic that has not reported anything in the last week simply because they are short staffed and overworked. The number of positive tests is through the roof and they haven’t reported a single one of them yet.

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How come your governor (and others) are not calling for a SOE? Previously, they were very quick to call for it, but not this time? Are they told by the central government they are not allowed to call for one?

Locally they can not call for an SOE, it has to be first a request to the PM and then they will decide. But the Gov here wont, because of the damage it would do to the economy.

They are treating COVID like the flu season, and telling people to just take precautions. But it isnt doing any good!

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