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Tokyo reports 29 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 314

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 29 new coronavirus cases, up 12 from Monday and seven down from last Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 17, down three from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 197, five down from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 314. Osaka Prefecture had the most cases with 51, followed by Aichi (35), Hyogo (35), Kanagawa (13), Hokkaido (13) and Okinawa (12).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 15.


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Damn,muchhighwer than yesterday

-20 ( +4 / -24 )

With small numbers relatively large variances day to day are expected. The more relevant figure to look at is the 7-day average, which smooths out such things.

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Nearly 10% up on yesterday!

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Time to get rid of the quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Nearly 10% up on yesterday!

Time to close everything down again I guess. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Have to keep the hypochondriacs happy.

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Great news! Open those borders and let’s go!

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

Time to close everything down again I guess. ¯(ツ)

Sorry, this isn't NZ.

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Tuesday numbers reflect Monday tests, so are always higher than Monday -- which in turn reflects weekend tests. Compare this Tuesday to last Tuesday -- the trend is still down, 7 down! Hurray!!

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These numbers are pointless and always have been.

The actual number does not matter, what matters is the percentage of positive results

Are these 29 cases from 30 tests, or 30000 tests? There is a very important difference.

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The actual number does not matter,

Lol that's just dumb

1 ( +7 / -6 )

The elections are around the corner. Can you get infected in the polling stations?

7 ( +9 / -2 )

No, impossible as long as you vote LDP.

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The number of severe cases is what matters and the vaccine should keep that low.

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The number of severe cases is what matters and the vaccine should keep that low.

Yes, thanks to the majority of Japanese society.

The noisy passengers squealing are irritating but their numbers are on the decline day by day.

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The actual number does not matter, what matters is the percentage of positive results

Are these 29 cases from 30 tests, or 30000 tests? 

This is based on the results of 7822, for a positivity rate of 0.37%.

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This is based on the results of 7822, for a positivity rate of 0.37%.

How many false positives would be expected from 7822 tests?

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Good low numbers and very pleasing

Hopefully the conspiracy theory of the government concealing numbers will end and those believing this will stop which can only benefit them and their families.

Living with Covid is what we have to do, as we do with the flu and the common cold. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle including eating well and not becoming obese reduces risks from all viruses and helps maintain a strong immune system. Elderly and obese and those with underlying health conditions may need to keep having vaccines for flu and Covid. Sensible precautions are still required but for the vast majority risk of severe illness are minuscule.

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Are these 29 cases from 30 tests, or 30000 tests? There is a very important difference.

It's not an important difference unless you have evidence that people are being refused tests when they show up at clinics and hospitals with covid-like symptoms. Obviously testing goes down as fewer and fewer show symptoms and suspect they may be infected.

Even if you got your wish and the government decided to quadruple testing, who would they test? Random volunteers healthy enough to be walking down the street? Government employees healthy enough to show up to work? The results of random testing would be overwhelmingly negative and just add to meanigless statistical noise.

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nice work vacs

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

So it begins. This scenario has played out everywhere which has vaccinated a large % of the population the Big Pharma concoctions. Number drops then explodes.

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I think tourism might be a bit much for Japan now, but if they keep the 14 day quarantine for long term work and student visas, with a full vaccination requirement, it is time to open up for those visas at least. It would be tough to argue at this point against letting in fully vaccinated long term visa holders who quarantine. I've heard that they might let in short term business visa holders first, with the argument being that they will be in a limited area. I don't see the logic in that since they will be at a customer's site and meeting with people in Japan and they will not have had time to quarantine. Anyway, I'm just some dude commenting on the Internet. Things don't. have to make sense to me...

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Mat:

These numbers are pointless and always have been.

The actual number does not matter, what matters is the percentage of positive results

No, absolutely not.

From the very beginning, Japan declared to do tests only for specific targets, avoiding mass testing or random testing; they are those who have symptoms and conditions and/or who have had a contact with someone who tested positive.

Therefore, positive rate in Japan is necessarily higher than that of many other countries.

Now, there are currently three categories of testing targets in Tokyo, for example:

(1) People who show symptoms and/or had contact with those tested positive. (Determined by doctors).

(2) People in facilities/area where cluster outbreak can result in devastation, which include nursing homes, hospitals and entertainment districts. (Preventive testing)

(3) Individuals who voluntarily get testing (and paid by themselves).

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/iryo/kansen/kensa/index.html

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As far as testing and numbers, as long as the Japanese medical system has the capacity to treat patients and there are not a lot of deaths, then the testing numbers don't really seem to be a significant piece of info. I say just get on with "normal" life unless or until the medical system starts to feel strain. Except in Australia. Australia should go back to lockdown and close its borders. That worked for them so should keep doing it for the foreseeable future.

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Even if you got your wish and the government decided to quadruple testing, who would they test? Random volunteers healthy enough to be walking down the street? Government employees healthy enough to show up to work? The results of random testing would be overwhelmingly negative and just add to meanigless statistical noise.

No , I totally disagree!

Much like they do in the UK, it is possible to test yourself and upload the results if so wished.

I myself have bought private test to see my condition when I wishedto-that is a great blessing!

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Raw Beer Oct. 26 08:37 pm JST

How many false positives would be expected from 7822 tests?

PCR tests usually have a specificity of 99.99%, and that's not just a very pretty number. Testing is usually done for not only one gene of interest (which would yield a specificity of around 98% to 99.5%), but simultaneously for two (the "dual target" method). Some labs even test for three. This results in about one false positive in 10,000 tests.

So, to answer your question: maybe one. Not remotely enough to skew the numbers.

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Why have we never taken a significant sample of population to have a meaningful view of the spread of the pandemic?

Most G7 countries test 100 orders of magnitude. They have significant daily numbers.

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Despite half the country having at least one dose, Japan had a record high COVID-19 case tally.

While cases plummeted in September, there’s a convenient piece of information the mainstream media forgets to tell us.

On August 19th, 2021, Japanese doctors started prescribing Ivermectin for COVID-19 cases.

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shiro2win@yahoo.comToday 01:35 pm JST

there’s a convenient piece of information the mainstream media forgets to tell us.

On August 19th, 2021, Japanese doctors started prescribing Ivermectin for COVID-19 cases.

This is not true. Haruo Ozaki, the chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, has indeed recommended the use of ivermectin on COVID-19 patients. However, neither he nor the Tokyo Medical Association is associated with the Japanese Government, they have no power to enact policy changes. Ivermectin is not listed by the Japanese government as an approved medicine to treat COVID-19.

Besides that pesky fact, how would that even work? Patients go to their doctor because they got infected with COVID-19, doctor confirms the infection, reports infected person's case, prescribes Ivermectin, and Ivermectin retroactively cancels out the infection so hard that the doctor gets thrown back in time and takes the patient off the infected persons count?

Instagram is fun, but don't get your medical information from there.

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