Tokyo reports 337 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,214


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 337 new cases of the coronavirus, up 67 from Friday.

The number (179 men and 158 women) is the result of 9,580 tests conducted on Feb 24. The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 69.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 68, down two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 434.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,214. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (162), Chiba (151), Saitama (118), Osaka (69), Aichi (53), Hokkaido (43), Gunma (32), Fukuoka (31) and Ibaraki (30).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 41.

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Doing excellent Japanese populous. Keep up with the masks and hand washing.

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And up again we go!

But with the next weekend count it will look better. Those darned numbers, right! Never believed in them.

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Not when they're bad, but when they represent the facts without considering the Tokyo Olympics, go to eat, and go to travel.

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Notice how they have stopped giving the demographic breakdown of the results? It’s only men and women now with a mention of over 60’s.

These results are nothing to get excited about. Wait until the SOE is lifted and the Go To campaign is started up again. The numbers will explode, as they did before.

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9,580 is so few tests.

you gotta make it a 100 orders of magnitude to be of any significance.

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Just wait until they start the Go To Campaign again and Golden Week runs around. When the last one was lifted and Go To Peaked come fall restaurants were operating at 120-200% normal (pre-covid) capacity... then the numbers went up into the thousands. They seem hell bent on doing it again.

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