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Tokyo reports 306 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,102

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 306 new cases of the coronavirus, down 115 from Sunday.

The number (181 men and 125 women) is the result of 5,625 tests conducted on April 9. By age group, people in their 20s (88 cases) and their 30s (57) accounted for the highest numbers, while 40 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 42, up three from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 563.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 2,065. Osaka had the highest number with 603, followed by Tokyo, Hyogo (159), Aichi (122), Chiba (103), Saitama (96), Kanagawa (94), Hokkaido (58), Nara (49), Kyoto (42), Okinawa (37), Fukuoka (34), Miyagi (34) and Yamagata (28).

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

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HimariYamada

Because:

Japan currently relies exclusively on the European Union for shipments of the Pfizer shot, and approval is needed for each shipment under the region's new export controls.

Maybe The EU has something to do with it.

The EU has only rejected one request (from around 500 by late of March) for an export of AstraZeneca doses to Australia. Seeing how the EU has not blocked any shipments to Japan, whom can we blame next?

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Only 20% of medical workers and not even 1% of seniors have been vaccinated. Sad that it will be quite some time to get to the rest of the society.

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Please, please, please do your research regarding side effects before going ahead and having it. Do not believe MSM.

I agree completely.

And don't beleive posters, there are too many baseless claims on this forum by people pretending to be experts. If your health is important to you, find reliable sources of information.

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Ummm yeah, and you are going to have to come in Sunday too to get another PCR/Antigen test.

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1 million single jab. 500,000 both jabs. Since Feb.

Because:

Japan currently relies exclusively on the European Union for shipments of the Pfizer shot, and approval is needed for each shipment under the region's new export controls.

Maybe The EU has something to do with it.

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Todays commute to work. Jammed pack trains on the Hanzomon line and ginza line and many coughing on the trains. I think impossible that the numbers are very low. Or maybe its unaturaly to be wearing a cotton mask for 10 hours a day at the office and not expericiencing breath discomfort due to hyperventalation and insufficient oxygen flow from the mask blocking O2.

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JimizoT

Regardless of your views on testing ( I’m in favour of more ), didn’t Koike say the number of tests was going to be ramped up?

Has anyone heard of a timeline for this? I honestly missed it if it was stated.

...I think we should send Ms. Koike questions about this, via Twitter and the Youtube videos she posts.

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justasking Today  05:13 pm JST

I'm going to get saliva PCR test tomorrow in Shibuya. Hope I don't add to the hundreds of positives.

If you didn't get sent from your ward then your number won't be counted anyway.

Hope for good news for you either way!

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Reckless

The real number that we should focus on is the number vaccinated.

1 million single jab. 500,000 both jabs. Since Feb.

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I'm going to get saliva PCR test tomorrow in Shibuya. Hope I don't add to the hundreds of positives.

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43 thousand tests for all of Japan, and so, sure down. There has never been a hundred thousand tests done in a day and I wonder what the test results would be???

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The real number that we should focus on is the number vaccinated.

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VERY big drop! i am happy and welcome this news with a big smile on ym face. 

The usual troll alert.

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I am feeling sort of numb to these daily numbers.

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VERY big drop! i am happy and welcome this news with a big smile on ym face. the anti viral measures implemented are working. there is no doubt.

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Regardless of your views on testing ( I’m in favour of more ), didn’t Koike say the number of tests was going to be ramped up?

Yes, I think testing will dramatically increase from late August after the Olympics.

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Has anyone heard of a timeline for this? I honestly missed it if it was stated

Upto 65,000 a day, by early December. Can you guess the year?

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The number (181 men and 125 women) is the result of 5,625 tests conducted on April 9. By age group, people in their 20s (88 cases) and their 30s (57) accounted for the highest numbers, while 40 cases were aged 60 and over.

Regardless of your views on testing ( I’m in favour of more ), didn’t Koike say the number of tests was going to be ramped up?

Has anyone heard of a timeline for this? I honestly missed it if it was stated.

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Splendid. Below 500 and holding.

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The daily charade

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Less tests, less positive results! The japanese Gov't way!

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306 cases is a 23% increase over last Monday.

5600 tests on a Friday, when it's known that the case count is up.

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oopsie daises!!!!

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