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Tokyo reports 304 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,387

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 304 new coronavirus cases, down 163 from Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 384.1.

People in their 20s (99 cases) and their 30s (63) accounted for the highest numbers, while 33 cases were aged 60 and older.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 47, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 852, down 38 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,387. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (170), Chiba (105), Okinawa (104), Aichi (102), Osaka (96), Hokkaido (82), Saitama (65), Hiroshima (40) and Fukuoka (37).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 32.

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Weekend numbers, but new cases falling around the country, and recoveries continuing to outpace new infections. Vaccinations at 1M doses a day.

Not good for the doom and gloom merchants on this site who want Japan to be devastated by this pandemic, but good for Japan.

-11 ( +9 / -20 )

Today there are only 32,603 confirmed Covid-19 patients in all Japan, out of 126 million people.

Hardly an emergency and the number of active cases is still declining everyday and the number of vaccinations is increasing.

Compared that situation with many other countries worldwide.

Japan is doing fairly well.

-13 ( +10 / -23 )

So rare that the first two posts are positive and optimistic about Japan's pandemic situation. We all know things are getting better day-by-day. It is excellent to see.

-11 ( +10 / -21 )

All going well as predicted. Normality resumes soon and we can forget about all the inconvenience we have had to put up with the last year or so.

-10 ( +11 / -21 )

My only fear is that we will get back to normal then I will have to restart my horrible commute on crowded trains.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

hate to sound like a broken record but doesn’t say how many people were tested..yes, low numbers but is that 300 from 3000 tests or 30000 tests? it’s relative.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

On the 11th, there were 4798 tests done. On average tests results take 48 hours, so this means the positive rate is about 6,3%. Coincidentally, the positive rate on Friday was also 6,3%. (7,373 test for 467 positive results).

Once again, not an extremely high rate, but not the low rate that some people would like you to believe. Also, saying the numbers dropped compared to yesterday has no meaning, since the positive rate is the same.

A more accurate way to calculate this would be to take weekly numbers of tests and weekly positive results, as sometimes some tests take more than 48 hours to be delivered, but somehow it does not seem like transparency is the end goal at the moment.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

@Reckless

Dont worry!

I am doing that 6 days a week.

And I am still OK.

Just wear your mask and try to find a place close to open windows.

The trains I am using, I know the car numbers which windows are open.

And in my train-car, nobody talks.

So the risk is very low.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Osaka below 100, yes my son!

Was around Namba and Shinsaibashi today, jammed packed. Some any families and young couples out having fun, great stuff. Local bars full on my way home, all selling alcohol. Things almost back to normal, bye bye Covid and good riddance.

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

I actually checked, and last week (30th of May to 5th of June) there were a total of 3082 positive tests and the rate was 5,7% (53,992)

This week (6th of June to 12th of June) a total 2985 positive tests but the rate is 6,5% (45,419 tests)

Things are not going better, they stagnate and are slightly getting worse. Somehow, I feel like this is how numbers should be reported (for the entire nation, and not just Tokyo as well). But they are not.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

@Monty,

Gotcha on the trains. But my issue is the crowding that I have not had to endure for over a year.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Dont worry! 

I am doing that 6 days a week. 

And I am still OK.

I don’t want to speak for Reckless, because I know it may confuse you and you’ll think we’re the same person… but, I’m pretty sure they’re not afraid of riding the train, but instead would prefer to avoid being crammed in like a sardine. I mean, who in their right mind would choose to do that if they didn’t have to?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

My only fear is that we will get back to normal then I will have to restart my horrible commute on crowded trains.

Ill be starting my commute back to office tomorrow. Cant wait actually tired being at home and working from home.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

@Fuzzy or Zoroto or whoever you are now,

I mean, who in their right mind would choose to do that if they didn’t have to?

That is exactly the point...I have to!

If you remember my posts, no home office is implemented in my company.

But my company joins the vaccine program.

So I hope that probably in August, I can be fully vaccined.

About scramming in full trains, that is Tokyo working peoples style.

If you dont like it, buy a car, use bicylce, walk or quit your job and look for something more convinient to your own needs.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

falseflagsteve

Time to move on mate, the severe cases and deaths are down, it’s being beaten.

I am reporting numbers without expressing an opinion. I do not really care what people choose to do with their lives and how they behave, that's on them. I do care that the information is not being reported in a transparent fashion.

With vaccines rolling outa record speeds the virus has no chance of coming back

You are not backing up your claim with any data. However, according to the https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=OWID_WRL Japan has vaccinated 4,3% of its population as of June 10th. The USA 42,8%, the vast majority of European countries are above 20%, the UK 43,4%. Hardly what I call "record speeds"

8 ( +9 / -1 )

And in my train-car, nobody talks.

So the risk is very low

I guess nobody breathes, nobody touches the straps, seats, doors etc

9 ( +11 / -2 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 32.

I assume all the other deaths occurred either at home or in hospital beds not designated for covid sufferers, and so they're not counted as part of the official stats.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I guess nobody breathes, nobody touches the straps, seats, doors etc

Man, sorry to say that, but this is the highest level of paranoia.

Are you walking around the whole day and night with rubber gloves?

Dont touch anything?

Dont open doors, dont push elevator buttons, dont touch the money you received back from convinience store...?

Come on Man...

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I’ve been riding the trains for the past year and I’m still here.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Riiiight, anyone who dies of Covid in a non Covid designated hospital is listed simply as dying of “unknown causes.” That’s how the Japanese are hiding 100s of thousands of Covid deaths. You can easily pull that off in a country like Japan which doesn’t believe in keeping records at all. It’s such a laid back country. Anything goes here. No autopsies, no records. As a matter of fact, I got my drivers license at scooter shop down by the beach.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Riiiight, anyone who dies of Covid in a non Covid designated hospital is listed simply as dying of “unknown causes.” That’s how the Japanese are hiding 100s of thousands of Covid deaths.

Fake to be flagged. Almost all patients are tested before admission to avoid a spike. Japan's excess death has shown negative figures; last year declined by about 30,000. Crematoriums must report, be accountable to authorities. Or please discover mass graves hiding 30,000 bodies.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I assume all the other deaths occurred either at home or in hospital beds not designated for covid sufferers, and so they're not counted as part of the official stats.

First time I've encountered a theory like this.

You serious?

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

falseflagsteve

Ah ok I totally missed it if that's the case.

It's stickman's comment which I assume to be a reply to it that I read as sarcasm.

Anyway, glad thread's mood seems to be light in general

0 ( +4 / -4 )

One has to wonder... over whether an invested interest keeps the numbers low...

2 ( +4 / -2 )

One has to wonder... over whether an invested interest keeps the numbers low...

I wonder why you wonder, there should be no doubt of that

1 ( +4 / -3 )

I was being sarcastic. There is no way in this country where it takes about 10 forms to buy an iPhone that they are going to fudge the papers on someone’s death. It’s just not going to happen Olympics or no Olympics.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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