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Japan reports 211,058 coronavirus cases; 30,842 in Tokyo

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Japan on Tuesday reported 211,058 coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 30,842, new coronavirus cases, up 8,884 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 34, up five from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, up 36 from Monday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (25,134), Aichi (16,923), Kanagawa (12,565), Fukuoka (10,996), Hyogo (9,621), Saitama (7,267), Chiba (6,824), Shizuoka (6,521), Okinawa (5,594), Hokkaido (4,633), Gifu (4,557), Kumamoto (4,163), Kagoshima (3,880), Miyagi (3,276), Tochigi (3,223), Shiga (2,997), Ibaraki (2,950), Gunma (2,789), Hiroshima (2,750), Mie (2,483), Niigata (2,429), Ehime (2,232), Nagano (2,205), Okayama (2,143), and Oita (2,108).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 143.

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Is it just me or are the numbers on the same day a week before no longer mentioned?

They seem to be on the decline now anyway...

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Is it just me or are the numbers on the same day a week before no longer mentioned?

Just sharing, these numbers are preliminary, and the italicized comment at the bottom explains what's coming.

This happens everyday.

Editor: Story will be updated later with more nationwide numbers.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

The other day, someone I know told me that they went to get a PCR test and it was negative. I was like great news, but they were still sick with a high fever and covid like symptoms.

They tested positive for influenza!

11 ( +14 / -3 )

@Wobot

Japan News reported it down 751 cases from this time last week and 2nd day in a row with a decrease so whilst it is probably a little early to be sure but it seems to have plateaued and starting to trend downwards.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Japan is #1 in new deaths and new cases according to

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

But #148 in deaths per 1 million people.

Anyway, if don't want to get the virus or pass it on to someone else, then wearing an N95 will filter out 95% of your air. Wearing a surgical mask correctly will filter over 40%. Many windows closed on trains. Just open them if you're next to one.

Why? New studies are showing reduction in brain matter following infection. The symptoms might be like a bad cold, but who wants brain damage?

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

@Freedom

It's strange that people downvoted your comment when it's both correct and cautious.

Cases are trending downwards this week as has been predicted by several models but some on this comments section don't think they are? Or they don't want them to? What's the story?

2 ( +11 / -9 )

Looking good!

Time to reclassify this as influenza and move the hell on!

open up! Move on! The rest of the world is waiting…

-7 ( +14 / -21 )

I know I was providing information LOL. I even added it is too early to be sure. Maybe they're partisan JT followers who don't like to hear news from other publications.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Cases are trending downwards this week as has been predicted by several models but some on this comments section don't think they are? Or they don't want them to? What's the story?

It's only Tuesday, and Monday is ALWAYS lower. Come back on Friday or Saturday and let's see if you are even close to right

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Japan is losing a lot on opportunities due to its misplaced overreaction and overprotective measures that are totally impractical, more than two years since the start of the pandemic. The last country to adapt will be the least one to survive.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

From World of Meters (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table)

Over the last 7 days, Japan has had a 35% increase in number of cases compared to the previous seven days (1,403,238 cases vs. 1,038,139 cases) and a 141% increase in number of deaths (700 deaths vs. 291 deaths) compared to the previous seven days .

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@Freedom

It's strange that people downvoted your comment when it's both correct and cautious.

Cases are trending downwards this week as has been predicted by several models but some on this comments section don't think they are? Or they don't want them to? What's the story?

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Nice, seems it peaked slightly earlier than the experts predicted. Should see each following week from here on having fewer average cases than the last.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Why? New studies are showing reduction in brain matter following infection. The symptoms might be like a bad cold, but who wants brain damage?

Stop to spread misinformation. The studies (in fact two) you referred to although interesting are absolutely not conclusive since correlation is not causation. I have looked at the studies and despite a few traits reaching statistical significance, all associations remained marginal and will need to be confirmed by future studies.

While even small losses in the volume of certain brain regions might seem alarming, subtle brain changes don’t necessarily imply disease, even in adulthood. The researchers in my view were in a hurry to interpret their findings as a direct harmful effect of Covid caused by the virus entering the brain via the nose. However, another explanation is that changes in olfactory regions of the brain are a consequence of a loss of taste and smell, not the cause of it. Most people with Covid experience a temporary loss of smell, which is an arguably annoying, but fairly benign symptom. 

Also, widespread structural changes in the brain following the loss of sense of smell have been documented before SARS-CoV-2. For example chronic rhinosinusitis can cause changes in grey matter that are highly reminiscent of that reported in the Oxford study.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

It's only Tuesday, and Monday is ALWAYS lower.

We're talking about two consecutive week-on-week decreases. Yesterday (21,958), we had fewer cases than the previous Monday (22,387). Today (30,842), we have fewer cases than last Tuesday (31,593).

This wave is winding down. I only wish this horrible summer would do the same.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Daito_hak....you should cite the Conversation or the UCL News or many of the other sites which picked up the story and the quote you used from the article "COVID linked to loss of brain tissue, but correlation doesn't prove causation" (June 28, 2022)

My apologies if you are really Dr. Francois Balloux who wrote the article.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Over the last 7 days, Japan has had a 35% increase in number of cases compared to the previous seven days (1,403,238 cases vs. 1,038,139 cases) and a 141% increase in number of deaths (700 deaths vs. 291 deaths) compared to the previous seven days .

Deaths follow case numbers. Didn't say anything about that. Over the past two days we've seen week-on-week decreases in case numbers in Tokyo. It's indicative, in my opinion, of the current wave winding down and coincides with models predicting a fall in case in numbers this week.

During the obon holidays we'll get significant fluctuations in case numbers but they'll still overall trend downwards.

Seems that we didn't need restrictions during this wave either.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Protest as you wish. you can make money but cannot buy health… so preventive measures are there… Take them or leave them. I am ok with that.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

How are these reported daily numbers helpful? They don’t report daily HIV infection rates. Just fear mongering. It’s bizarre.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

CommodoreFlag......Tokyo is not a separately sealed island apart from the rest of Japan. There is a daily influx and "outflux" of people from all over Japan in and out of Tokyo, Osaka, etc. The numbers for the country show a week on week increase. Most of the new cases are the BA.5 variant (Asahi Shinbun July 1, 2022) and this variant has been shown more vaccine escape properties (Reuters "Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells", July 29, 2022).

I don't care whether anyone wears a mask or not, stays indoors incased in plastic wrap, or gets or doesn't get vaccinated or boosted. People need to get through this in the manner that suits them. I just want to see that the data, the statistics and the most current understanding of the disease and the variants are presented to people, so they have the information to make the most informed judgment.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

WobotToday 05:07 pm JST

Is it just me or are the numbers on the same day a week before no longer mentioned?

They seem to be on the decline now anyway...

Numbers not increasing in Tokyo but up for the whole country compared to last week

1 ( +4 / -3 )

How many people in Japan with influenza or a cold?

How many people in hospitals with influenza or colds?

About the same but yet the world moves on and no-one ever saw the need to shut the world down over those….just think about it!

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

As predicted…. We are nowhere near the elusive peak …. How can anyone continue to downplay this … that’s a rhetorical question…. Please don’t answer…. But feel free to clearly state what “move on” and “open up “ means … the borders are generally open to friends and family members…. Outside of those 2 groups … foreigner tourists should probably be on a guided tour anyway ….

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

At least three people in the photo not wearing masks to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

The Japanese government is set to offer a lump-sum payment under the country's vaccine redress system following the death of an elderly woman after she received a coronavirus vaccination.

the shot is the devil!!

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

How many people in Japan with the flu or a cold ? Hmmmm …. I guess there could be a few …. But it isn’t cold and/or flu season … and the seasonal flu has been near nonexistent since the start of Covid because people are actually washing their hands more frequently and cleaning common touch areas (door handles and so on) much better than ever ! No matter how many times someone wants to reduce Covid to just some cold or flu …. It isnt happening…. Covid can be eradicated when the marginalized minority join the vast majority of responsible people and take this seriously…. If you’re still in the highly irresponsible minority…. Get vaccinated…. Stop dreaming up new science fiction excuses…. Get boosted ! Follow the 3 C’s…. Mask up when necessary! Avoid those dangerous bars !

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

My neighbor's husband recently tested positive, but his only symptom was a scratchy throat (weekly test required by his employer). All 8 of his family members had to be tested as a result of his positive test result, but NOT ONE had a positive test result. Only he and his wife got the jabs(both had adverse reactions).

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Is it just me or are the numbers on the same day a week before no longer mentioned?

Yes, so there's artificial "down from" the previous day sentence. Otherwise it will always be up up up...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

following the death of an elderly woman after she received a coronavirus vaccination.the shot is the devil!!

not backed by any medical evidence, you know what is a fact is that people are dying at home becuase they cant find a hospital bed as all hospitals are full, as more get infected the situation will get worse, no covid is not the flu, its far more contagious and long covid is far more damaging to your respiratory system than the flu will ever be.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

I followed all the guidelines meticulously: wore FFP2/N95 mask everywhere (including outdoors), avoided crowded indoor places like restaurants and bars, no public transport since early 2020, washed and sanitized my hands so much I am constantly getting hand blisters and managed not to get COVID for 2.5 years until now. Somehow despite following all the guidelines few days ago I caught Omicron. And yes I am vaccinated and boosted with Pfizer. Its no joke and not a walk in the park. This is now day 4 with low grade fever but severe fatigue and aches. I really do not know what more could I have done. The sad reality is this latest version of Omicron (BA.5) is so contagious it will get you eventually no matter what you do. I hope they come up with more effective vaccine or something because the ones we currently have do not stop us from getting pretty sick. I am only 38, healthy and been taking all my vitamins inc D and C and have no preexisting consition.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

@Simon

You can let those blisters heal now…

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Somehow despite following all the guidelines few days ago I caught Omicron. And yes I am vaccinated and boosted with Pfizer. Its no joke and not a walk in the park. This is now day 4 with low grade fever but severe fatigue and aches. I really do not know what more could I have done. The sad reality is this latest version of Omicron (BA.5) is so contagious it will get you eventually no matter what you do.

and there you have it the effects of covid certainly no flu is it, now imagine if you werent vaccinated, the statistics show that your symptoms would likely be worse. or answer this question, if you could go back in time knowing what you knownow, would you forgo vaccination knowing youre going to catch it or vaccinate again?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I followed all common sense and medical advise and suggestions. Kept away from crowds, avoided indoor spaces as much as possible and yes obsessively washed my hands and even wiped off groceries and packages and I still caught it. Im just saying the virus is going to get us all and people respond differently to it. Some have no symptoms and some despite having no known comorbidity get it pretty bad like myself. I understand why Japanese government is being cautious as this virus is still unpredictable. I have no idea what will happen this Winter maybe we wont see new variant or maybe we will but all Im saying is the current vaccine needs updating and needs to be much more effective at reducing symptoms. I think it is premature to declare pandemic over. There are more surprises to come.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

I have to admit I was a little cynical about the ubiquitous mask wearing in Japan especially the outdoors but now I see the point. Here in UK where no one cares and even those with known COVID go out maskless there is such high viral load in circulation that those who do care and wear mask fall victim. Its utterly irresponsible to tell people its ok to go out in public even if you know you are infected. At least in Japan people have the decency of not knowingly go out and spread disease.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Here in the UK

Which part of the UK are you in mate?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

My friend here in Canada just caught it pretty bad with her whole family. They're not in good shape.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

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