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Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 3,081 new coronavirus cases, down 500 from Saturday and 1,311 down from last Sunday. It is the seventh straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 3,784.

People in their 20s (817 cases), their 30s (595) and their 40s (531) accounted for the highest numbers, while 634 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 296, down one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,070, up 10 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 19,312. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (2,389), Kanagawa (2,362), Saitama (1,463), Aichi (1,385), Chiba (1,207), Fukuoka (957), Hyogo (916), Okinawa (580), Shizuoka (499), Kyoto (469), Hokkaido (359), Mie (343), Hiroshima (284), Gifu (268), Ibaraki (221), Okayama (188), Gunma (162), Shiga (161), Kumamoto (159), Tochigi (155), Kagoshima (129), Miyagi (128) and Oita (117).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 49.

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The numbers may be down as mentioned, however people under 30 account for 47.08% of today's cases. Tokyo now has had, just for this month, 120,782 cases, which represents 35.65% of Tokyo's 338,750 cases since it started. And they had 2,226 people line up today for vaccinations, and only 354 people were lucky enough to win the lottery. Why couldn't this have been done online, and then be given the address of where it was to be? A HUGE possible super Sunday spreader in my eyes.

Who organizes these things? I have my ideas.

Rant over

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@Antagonistic

I can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic. In either case, funny stuff.

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Things are not getting worse.

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It is the seventh straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

just wondering about the testing- has that figure been down as well or was it the same as last week’s same day?

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Please give me the amount of tests administered before I make further comments.

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If I were to disregard every comment I've made until now and ignore any knowledge I have of the decline in testing, and accept today's report as accurate, it would still leave the following question:

If Tokyo is on the way to a major decline in cases, why then has the government and corporations alike allowed for superspreader events to take place? Last weekend was Fuji Rock for example. A giant three-day event with tens of thousands of attendees under 40, i.e. the majority of people spreading the Delta Wave. This weekend was the Shibuya vaccine lottery which had at least 1km worth of people queueing and who knows how many more having seen the line and just turned away. How many sporting events have taken place in the past couple of weeks?

Does this seem like responsible behavior? Do these seem like good events that in no way would contribute to the delta wave spiking again? What's the point of following the SOE if a few irresponsible events held during it have the potential to undo everything? And it has all the more power to undo everything given that so many people are still desperate to get vaccinated and can't due to lack of supply/appointments.

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The number of testing is down now, too, but I see no report of that.

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Things are not getting worse.

Unless you live outside Tokyo Metro.

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Light at the end of the tunnel, hope it isn’t a train coming

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The main thing that matters isn’t infections, but who is sick and who dies.

If those numbers aren’t high, then so be it, the pandemic will run its course, some will choose not to be vaccinated….

In hindsight we will see what was the right thing to have done.

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Numbers falling, as we would expect with more and more people being vaccinated. I fully expect to see this downward trend continue.

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People in their 20s (817 cases), their 30s (595) and their 40s (531) accounted for the highest numbers, while 634 cases were aged under 20.

This does not account for all reported cases at this time. Please report over 50 and under 20. Those are both significant populations and should be accounted for. It is a disservice to not report it.

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Please break out the numbers under 20 by and under 10. There is a big difference between Elementary, JH, HS and University students and how and where they are likely to be infected.

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Things are not getting worse.

The Tokyo government disagrees with you.

In fact, the government's own Covid-tracking website states that "The infection has been out of control for several weeks" and "There may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive. This should be regarded as a disaster accompanied by an emergency state."

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that (for whatever reason) it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

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now that the infection rate is decreasing, the CT (conspiracy theorists) are in search of another excuse. For some reason, now it's the number of tests being administered. Smgdfh...like every ward in Japan has decided together to limit the number of tests. Why now? Why not when the number of infections surpassed 5,000?! Just ridiculous the logic being used.

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So where are the superspreader numbers that all the anti-Olympics crowd were predicting ?

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So 12 September will be extended again anyway?

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like every ward in Japan has decided together to limit the number of tests. Why now? Why not when the number of infections surpassed 5,000?! Just ridiculous the logic being used.

Well let's see...what kind of global sporting event might be going on right now that would be occupying a majority of Tokyo's already constrained testing ability? What even could it be. One that might have tens of thousands of people involved. Taking place in Tokyo. An event of such proportions one might use the term "olympic" in size and scope.

Have you noticed that a lot of the police officers patrolling this week are not from Tokyo? You can easily identify where they're from by the text on their uniforms. Why is this? Simple. The Tokyo Police are largely occupied by tasks inside the venues. So that would mean the supply of local officers is in fact lower than normal, which necessitated the importation of officers from other Prefectures. Now apply this to virus testing only remove the ability to outsource.

And by the way, it's not "why now". As you apparently are unwilling to accept, or else deliberately opting to ignore, testing has never been "up" to begin with. If you seriously think "highs" of 24,000 people in a city of 14,000,000 is some kind of legitimate sample size, that says it all. We're talking about the prevalence of an uncontrolled infection spreading among unvaccinated people who are attending superspreader events like Fuji Rock. Why don't you look at how many tests are conducted per DAY in major cities in developed countries around the world, especially during the peaks of their respective infection waves. Then tell us how Tokyo is doing "well".

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Aly RustomToday  05:14 pm JST

It is the seventh straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

just wondering about the testing- has that figure been down as well or was it the same as last week’s same day

At the starting of the week the testing was down by between 15%&20% the past few days that increased to 20% ~ 30% down.

Last week on the same day testing was 10,000 so expect below 6,000 test for today's results.

Tomorrow will be a real joke as the tests will be below 3,000

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nakanoguy

Great points made. I believe those obsessed with the numbers have lost touch with reality to some extent. Things like this can affect some people that way and they find an outlet by believing conspiracy theories. It’s been a hard time for all yet we don’t see a catastrophic result as many predicted. We will be back to total normality in Japan soon.

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 49.

Still high

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@Antiquesaving

Random testing is not the answer at this point. Continue to test those who have symptoms. Japan has been very consistent with this logic. Your idea of mass testing is pointless and a waste of money. Numbers of infected in Tokyo are down. Japan doesn't change their testing approach to keep published numbers down. That is called a conspiracy theory.

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