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Tokyo reports 302 coronavirus cases; lowest number since July 5

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 302 new coronavirus cases, down 263 from Sunday and 309 down from last Monday. It is the first time the number has dropped below 400 since July 5 and the 29th 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 771.1.

People in their 20s (88 cases) and their 30s (57) accounted for the highest numbers, while 48 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 169, down two from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,454, down 42 from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,224. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (268), Kanagawa (257), Aichi (183), Chiba (157), Saitama (155), Hyogo (117), Okinawa (80), Fukuoka (75), Ibaraki (63) and Hokkaido (50).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 23.

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Wow!

0 ( +12 / -12 )

Again around60% less compared to last Sunday. So good and so predictable.

8 ( +17 / -9 )

Japan is number one. Keep the restaurants and bars closed and extend the hours of coffee shops.

-41 ( +6 / -47 )

Great news. Japan has shown the world that is is possible to live with the virus, avoiding lockdowns. The waves have come and gone over the past 18 months and our lives have hardly been disrupted. The vaccination rate is very impressive despite the slow start.

-19 ( +19 / -38 )

Keep going on and open the borders

3 ( +18 / -15 )

No need for further restrictions, vaccine mandates or lockdowns. Just about everyone who wanted a jab has got one or more, and they're leaky anyway, so domestic restrictions should end on Sept 30.

-12 ( +17 / -29 )

Tomorrow, number will be lower making many people thinking Covid is no more.

12 ( +20 / -8 )

Don’t random check. Waste of money and resources. Close down all restaurants that serve alcohol permanently. Open coffee shops all day long and no masks and let baba scream at each other.

They figured out the cure.. long live Japan.

-37 ( +4 / -41 )

Gadzooks!

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Do you see that ‘vacuum effect’ also now happening *here *@bltvzpk? - Presuming that this is truly a significant, sustainable trend, the same posited just yesterday:

- @5:59pm: “We will be at zero in a month from now with no lockdowns.” -

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Just about everyone who wanted a jab has got one or more

Not correct. Many cities are still dealing with shortages and are unable to take reservations for the first shot.

18 ( +25 / -7 )

It being a three-day holiday, I imagine that the number of tests are also down.

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prionkingToday  05:15 pm JST

No need for further restrictions, vaccine mandates or lockdowns. Just about everyone who wanted a jab has got one or more

You ARE joking, right?

Come to Osaka and try your luck here, with their impenetrable application website never up and running (just checked: It's still down) and phone-lines that imperceptibly put you on hold for aeons, and eventually and unceremoniously cut you off.

I

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Only 6,555 tested on Friday September 17. The 3-day moving average of test from the 17th to Sept 20th is 8,775 now.

Which means the 562 infections this weekend and the 302 is from 2, 220 tests.

That is a 38% infection rate.

Just imagine if more tests were permitted. The true numbers are obviously higher.

J-gov trying its best to make facts confusing, so the uniformed will believe everything is fine, and the J-gov is doing a wonderful job for the election that they have postponing for so long.

Not even JT posters can hide the truth!

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

13 ( +25 / -12 )

Well of course the numbers are down ..its a holiday.

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ShinkansenCabooseToday  05:10 pm JST

Keep the restaurants and bars closed

ShinkansenCabooseToday  05:20 pm JST

Close down all restaurants that serve alcohol permanently.

They figured out the cure.. long live Japan

Big change in reliable rhetoric there, in just ten minutes.

You see, the problem I have with that logic is that every night, when I walk my dog, I don't see any closed bars or restaurants, just jam-packed ones, full of unmasked customers making merry.

Karaoke bars are also thriving by the sounds of it, if the bellowing voices I hear when I pass by their doors are anything to judge by- Make of THAT what you will.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

@Numan Just imagine if more tests were permitted. The true numbers are obviously higher.

Of course the numbers would be higher. The point is that we are seeing a massive decline in cases because the testing protocol has always been the same. Things are moving in a very positive direction. This cannot be denied.

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Numan

why carry on with this conspiracy theory? Time to face the facts, numbers are down, the governments policies have worked, no lockdowns needed.

Time for all to return to normality whilst taking sensible precautions of course.

-6 ( +18 / -24 )

@falseflagsteve

why carry on with this conspiracy theory? Time to face the facts, numbers are down, the governments policies have worked, no lockdowns needed.

Time for all to return to normality whilst taking sensible precautions of course.

Numbers from government websites are now conspiracy theories?

We are still waiting for your evidence that COVID-19 will simply burnout. That has been the theory you have been pushing.

Have any links to academic links to share with us?

7 ( +20 / -13 )

Japanese are getting massively vaccinated, brushing away the stupidity of antivaxxers away. If only the west could learn!

-14 ( +6 / -20 )

And that's a wrap folks. Well done, Tokyo.

I reckon this could be the last state of emergency.

Seems the doomers have largely abandoned the covid news reports as well. They probably went back to the global warming threads.

-9 ( +14 / -23 )

Shows lockdowns work. Or maybe that a less restrictive approach works just as well.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

Japan is number one

> If only the west could learn!

Oh dear. Here we go again. Be happy by all means, but the hyperbole and boasting seems a little premature to me.

Life appears to have gotten back to close to normal in many other places before it will here.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Japan is number one

If only the west could learn!

*(I wish I could also learn to quote properly... apologies)

Oh dear. Here we go again. Be happy by all means, but the hyperbole and boasting seems a little premature to me.

Life appears to have gotten back to close to normal in many other places before it will here.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

And that's a wrap folks. Well done, Tokyo.

and then:

I reckon this could be the last state of emergency.

‘Reckon’ and ‘could’. Not sticking your neck out too far there, eh?

Anyway, we’ve had quite a few terrible predictions about the walls closing in on Covid Let’s look at the numbers rather than running with narratives.

We seem to be in a reasonably good place at the moment. Encouraging news.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

How was that again concerning the f. . lady? The singing hasn't stopped yet. And please remember, one year ago those roughly 300 accounted for all Japan, not just Tokyo!

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Numan

'Never said Covid will burn out, you must be confusing me with another poster.

-5 ( +10 / -15 )

@ Jimizo

Anyway, we’ve had quite a few terrible predictions about the walls closing in on Covid Let’s look at the numbers rather than running with narratives.

Oh yes! We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves.

Anyhow, you’ve just reminded me about his gem from mid June:

Things almost back to normal, bye bye Covid and good riddance.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Anyhow, you’ve just reminded me about his gem from mid June:

Things almost back to normal, bye bye Covid and good riddance.

Ridiculous stuff.

Unfortunately, they are ten a penny. Too many running with narratives here.

One promising thing is the hedging with predictions we saw today.

Progress of a kind but still as useless as telling us about travel, eating and drinking habits.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

Don't believe that number is valid for a nanosecond.

4 ( +16 / -12 )

Number of tests down, number of cases down, surprised ?

If it's real, do a mass testing drive, show us the results and then celebrate.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Right, @blvtzpk? A “Pockyt of nonsense”, so to speak.

Without “studying the fax” someone’s comments often just come across as “misinformation” and, well…“vacuous”.

@5:10pm: “Japan is number one. Keep the restaurants and bars closed and extend the hours of coffee shops.”

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Every holiday not many cases. Wait and see coming days this week.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

@John Noun where is life ‘back to normal?” US where there are 2,000 deaths a day? Australia where they are rioting in the streets? A large number of people here just can’t seem to accept that Japan has done relatively well with this. No hard lockdowns and no high numbers of deaths. I’d much rather be here than elsewhere

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kwattToday  08:08 pm JST

Every holiday not many cases. Wait and see coming days this week.

WAIT? no thanks. I prefer to get on with my life. No lockdowns here. Japan is a wonderful place to live during the pandemic. Waiting is for western countries.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Good riddance to Covid, as I predicted there would not be no apocalyptic end to this, the Olympics were not a super spreader and normality resumes very soon. In act I’ve lived my life almost normally the whole time, whilst taking sensible precautions of course. I ignored the fear mongers and did my but to support small businesses especially locally.

We now know that Covid is less of a danger to healthy non obese seniors than we were told, we also know that though the vaccines are far less effective than initially thought they provide enough to cause significant benefit.

I agree with a few posters here who see things as they are, Japan is a good place to be during Covid especially in comparison to most Western nations.

0 ( +17 / -17 )

Japan is a wonderful place to live during the pandemic. 

Very true. So glad to have been living in Japan during this whole thing.

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

False sense of security. Low numbers seem to be preferred by those in power, but is it really in the best interest of the public to be lulled into a false sense of security? Shoganai.

2 ( +12 / -10 )

We can't have that... Way too positive.

The only narrative accepted on JT is Japan is doing bad, worse, people are dying but the news media is covering up.

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Of course the number is low because the number of tests done are low.

2 ( +14 / -12 )

Here is my prediction for the next few weeks/months: As the numbers will go down, people will become more emboldened to return to the behavior seen prior to the height of this 5th wave. Less masks, more crowding, more people out, zero social distancing. Those seeking vaccinations will also decrease, as there is "no" danger anymore of getting COVID. After several weeks, cases will start to increase again and eventually a 6th wave will occur.

Then factor in what is likely to happen with Japan Inc deciding that it's time to have open borders again so anyone from anywhere can come in and no longer need to isolate if they arrive without an infection. This will mean people from around the world, especially countries with low vaccination rates and where Lambda and Mu are spreading, will be coming to visit. This too, will contribute to a 6th wave.

If ever there was a time to start mass testing, it's now. The authorities here should have their eyes glued to any and all data they possibly can to monitor what's going on and try and negate a 6th wave before it builds momentum. That's not going to happen with a few thousand tests per day.

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