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Tokyo reports 3,099 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 18,228

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 3,099 new coronavirus cases, down 69 from Wednesday and 1,605 down from last Thursday. It is the 11th 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 3,140.

People in their 20s (790 cases), their 30s (629) and their 40s (488) accounted for the highest numbers, while 589 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 291, up five from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,158, up 66 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 18,228. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (2,501), Kanagawa (1,738), Aichi (1,719), Saitama (1,115), Chiba (1,089), Hyogo (954), Fukuoka (795), Okinawa (565), Kyoto (478), Shizuoka (429), Hokkaido (314), Mie (248), Hiroshima (229), Shiga (234), Gifu (229), Ibaraki (220), Nara (193), Gunma (176), Okayama (163), Miyagi (147), Oita (115) and Tochigi (114).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 65.

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Late today? Anyway, I'm more interested in number of fatalities, hopefully it starts to fall soon

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Within two weeks we will be at under 500 and all will be well.

-5 ( +16 / -21 )

So numbers are dropping are they? Well, not according to my records. Tokyo area is already 1,016 more at this time compared to the first 2 days of August. The under 30's are representing 44.45% of the 3,099 cases.

What more can I say, but be careful, and not too complacent people.

Rant over.

-1 ( +14 / -15 )

I hope the numbers fall and the borders are flung wide open! I can't wait to take a trip abroad.

10 ( +16 / -6 )

Until they include all the private PCR sites numbers I’ll take stock in these numbers. The rest of Japan is going up, ICU numbers are up in Tokyo and Osaka is erecting a COVID ICU tent.

Careful everyone, is all I can say.

7 ( +17 / -10 )

Good job! Good to see the numbers headed in the right direction. Good job j gov

-16 ( +8 / -24 )

Okinawa is very hot and not rainy and much more enjoyable and safer than Hawaii and its in Japan

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

"Tokyo area is already 1,016 more at this time compared to the first 2 days of August."

Because of Delta. Other countries have posted similar numbers. You can't compared Alpha's numbers to Delta's numbers, they are totally different

"The under 30's are representing 44.45% of the 3,099 cases."

Which is good news, because those under 30 have higher rate of survival.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

@Leighton Rutt

Tokyo area is already 1,016 more at this time compared to the first 2 days of August.

What's the point of comparing the first 2 days of September to the first 2 days of August? They are completely unrelated.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

One thing I still don't get is why are other places, such as Osaka consistently recording record cases, while Tokyo with its massive population recording consistently lower cases?

15 ( +17 / -2 )

So numbers are dropping are they?

They cannot drop by logic, at best they could halt one day. So, 3,099 new cases today means a rising, like every other number above 0 too.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Recoveries have exceeded new cases the last few days and the numbers of new cases are falling across most of Japan.

132M vaccine doses now, so this is no doubt a big factor in cases falling. 87% of over 65s now fully vaccinated, and just under 73M people have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

There is still some way to go but things are getting better.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

It's good when the numbers drop, but bad when they rise.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Still way too many! Seems whatever it takes they want to keep the count below 4.000. Most prefectures see an increase, but not Tokyo. Why is that?

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Ashley - Private PCR positives are reported. You have been told this before. Legally notifiable disease. Yes - ICU numbers are higher reflected by the very high numbers positives from 10 days -2 weeks ago. You know how Covid19 progresses I assume?

Numbers are clearly down - Vaccinations are JUST starting to work. I predict the SOE will finish in Tokyo on 10th October.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Okinawa is very hot and not rainy and much more enjoyable

I dare say I cannot agree with you on that one. Hawaii has such a unique atmosphere including the smell, sounds and colors. In any case, with my vaccine passport in hand soon I look forward to a trip to Hawaii with a one way ticket to paradise.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Ashley - Private PCR positives are reported. You have been told this before. Legally notifiable disease. 

This is factually not true - there is no legal requirement for private test centers to inform a government health center. On Japantimes (I think) there was an article with a private testing center owner, and he said there is no legal requirement, and they do not do it - they only tell the patient that they should themselves inform the health center. I have also seen the same thing said on NHK with a test center owner.

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Here is an article clearly stating private test facilities do not need to inform the government of positive cases.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201228/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Im so happy the Japanese Government is on this.

However, they need to be reminded that the numbers need to go down. Not up.

Can someone give them a ring-a-ling to remind them?

Or send them a memo?

Just say: Numbers down after your ridiculous Japanese Virus Spreading Olympics.

Thanks!

; ^ 0

2 ( +4 / -2 )

@rainman1

the SOE wont end until the Japanese government gets 100% vaccination rates. Theyve said this numerous times in the past.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Until they include all the private PCR sites numbers I’ll take stock in these numbers. The rest of Japan is going up, ICU numbers are up in Tokyo and Osaka is erecting a COVID ICU tent.

LDP magic is beginning to work...election is on the horizon..numbers will gradually decrease to 500 to allow lifting of SOE just before the sheeple head to the ballot box to re-elect the mighty covid conquering LDP yet again. The J- democracy joke.

14 ( +14 / -0 )

The numbers seem to have stabilized. Still high but stable. Get in and get your shots people. They won’t stop you catching it, but they’ll keep you out of the ICU.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, (what?)

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Tokyo area is already 1,016 more at this time compared to the first 2 days of August."

Because of Delta. Other countries have posted similar numbers. You can't compared Alpha's numbers to Delta's numbers, they are totally different

Nonsense much?... He isn't comparing Delta to Alpha, First 2 days of September 2021 vs first 2 days of August 2021 is comparing to Delta to Delta - obvious to anyone apart from govt bots.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Btw, quick look at the graphs in toyokeizai shows downward trend forr nationwide numbers , for moving average of new cases and effective reproduction numbers.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

No need to try to crunch the numbers ourselves, already done by professionals

4 ( +4 / -0 )

23k recovered cases today, so it will be a drop in active cases for the 3rd day in a row. A good sign.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

It appears that Regeneron's antibody cocktail is also being used to successfully treat patients in Japan and I would suggest the news highlight that instead of an anti-parasite medicine for cows and horses.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Yay! The numbers are down and do are the CTS! But I'm sure they're cooking up a new illogical reason as we speak.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@Reckless 'anti-parasite medicine for cows and horses' It isn't only for cows and horses so stop talking nonsense. Millions of doses have been used in many countries in Africa for river blindness. It is also used for Strongyloidiasis, scabies and other parasitic infections in humans. My brother in South Africa was prescribed it by a doctor when he got Covid. He survived with zero side effects even though he is a somewhat overweight , heavy drinker in his fifties!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

So when are they going to allow young people to get vaccines without having to rely on a lottery system?

JSDF is only adding 30,000 spots yet there are still millions who could not get appointments.

Are they going to allow people to use their poor area vouchers in elite areas with massive numbers of appointment openings such as Minato-ku???

Many cities are already planning to scale down their vaccinations in November without giving their younger population an opportunity to get an appointment.

By the way, the numbers look very suspicious that it suddenly went down during the Paralympics while rest of the country is still rising, with Osaka hitting over 3000 yesterday. It would not surprise me that this reported number surge again coincidently right after Paralympics ends.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

By the way, the numbers look very suspicious that it suddenly went down during the Paralympics while rest of the country is still rising, with Osaka hitting over 3000 yesterday. It would not surprise me that this reported number surge again coincidently right after Paralympics ends.

Well it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if that's due to having to perform what is likely tens of thousands of daily tests inside the Olympic Village. Isn't testing down compared to two weeks ago? I honestly doth think the government has the capacity to test "properly" when there is such a demand coming from the Paralympics. I mean Tokyo can't even manage 16,000 most days and then you add all the foreigners here for the event.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It feels so weird to be a statistic this time. Took care washing my hands, staying away from others as much as I could, always masked. I only just got my vaccine coupon so that was late, yeah.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@Aphlex So sorry to hear that. Hope you recover soon!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

WOW the rising numbers again does not surprise me at all. The numbers as I had posted months ago would rise after GW continues to show no signs of slowing up.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

@Aphlex

Ganbare

Get well soon.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

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