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Tokyo reports 337 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,418

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 337 new coronavirus cases, up 128 from Monday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 375.

People in their 20s (96 cases) and their 30s (79) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45, down one from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 827, down 22 from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,418. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (160), Osaka (110), Okinawa (104), Aichi (98), Chiba (87), Hokkaido (87), Saitama (70), Hyogo (44) and Fukuoka (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 67.

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Where is the T.M.G. obtaining this data from? Their claim seems non-supportive and inflated. I would like to see a more tangible report than a simple hearsay.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

On the one hand, the numbers are going down it seems. On the other hand, we know it’s still too high, testing or not. The government have been lackadaisical in their approach and that’s why people are angry, not following the rules and against the Olympics. The numbers haven’t dropped under 100 cases as they had hoped and now they have a decision to make by June 20 in regards to lifting the SOE.

if they can insist on holding a safe and secure games, then let’s lift the SOE and let them make the same efforts to protect the taxpayers and citizens whose lives are way more important than the games.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

I don't believe these numbers are accurate but I also do not believe that they are being manipulated. It would only take one disgruntled employee to blow the whistle. I do question what the hell the GPs are doing. My wife is a kindergarten teacher. 12 of her kids are off sick this week with fevers and coughs. They all went to their GPs yet not one of them was recommended a PCR test.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Again, as for the past several months, a very high positivity rate.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

People in their 20s and 30s (highest infection numbers) need to remember, to wear masks, get vaccinated,

and remember the 3 Cs, Avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings,

https://www.japan.go.jp/kizuna/2020/avoiding_the_three_cs.html

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

That's almost 60% more cases than yesterday! OMGhosh!

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Manipulated or not, everyone intuitively knows the numbers are an indicator of worsening or improving situation.

That's why they keep checking all this time even if they say it's garbage.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Immune? No vaccine needed? Living in an alternate universe? For some people this might be facts.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

1,583 tests

10 ( +11 / -1 )

GenHXZToday  06:12 pm JST

1,583 tests

Crazy high positivity rate.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

I am extremely curious on how these numbers can be explained.

Probably more than half of izakaya remained open and still serve alcohol around my area since the beginning of the SOE. In addition, the numbers of customers increased in that said izakaya (which drastically increase the risk of clusters) . They are full from 18:30 (time i get out from work)

Is this only happening in my area? Are those numbers absolute BS? Was the SOE measure really necessary/effective? are those 337 cases only coming from my neighborhood?

can someone give me a logical explanation?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

It's time to open the economy. No more lock-downs. Masks, social distancing, and vaccines aren't the answer. We have lived with viruses forever and this time is no different. Keep the sick at home, but allow the healthy to get on with their lives.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

The numbers continue to head down. Very great news for those wanting to see the Olympics go on as planned. Bring on the Tokyo summer games!!!

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

The numbers continue to head down. 

The very first sentence: “The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 337 new coronavirus cases, up 128 from Monday.”

Come on man.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

If you have ever had the common cold, you could test positive for the coronavirus. The PCR is not designed to test this virus, yet government officials still use it.

-15 ( +0 / -15 )

With low numbers like these the Games must go on.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

@RM so you have had a PCR test then ?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

If you have ever had the common cold, you could test positive for the coronavirus. The PCR is not designed to test this virus, yet government officials still use it.

This is the problem with people getting their news/information from social media. One idiot "influencer" posts something that is factually incorrect, then not long later, other idiots start posting it as fact and pretty soon the majority of idiots believe it to be true. When in fact, it is incorrect.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

After the LDP olympics are over, the income tax rate is expected to go up around 2% for the next few decades to pay back the untold billions of wasted yen. They should make a list of all the people who want these stupid games and they can damn well pay for them.....

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Fake numbers! I have been comutting to work all to work through zig zagging accross trains from hokusoline to asakusa line to ginza line to nanboku line and yet the infection rate is low???? I call this a psychological warfare one the citizens. This virus is a joke in japan if true....

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The numbers nationwide and especially Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures have for the past

3 months or so defied all knowledge of how this virus infects. The English variant which is touted to be highly infectious yet in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures it ended up being even weaker than the original Wuhan strain, next 10 kids were found to be infected last week with the Indian variant which is said to be 1.5 times more infectious than the England strain, there has been no other report of anyone being infected with the indian strain. It is well known that testing is super low, contact tracing non existent, the real numbers are

unknown and a mystery. One thing is very clear, Tokyo and surrounding prefectures are the waterloo of any

strain of this virus or maybe these infectious strain are not infectious like the experts say or are people especially the young get infected but silently persevere or get tested at private clinics and the number don't show up in the official count. A city as congested as Tokyo with the trains running fully packed cannot even

with people wearing mask have the low numbers that Tokyo is having.

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@Zarathustra

I don't believe these numbers are accurate but I also do not believe that they are being manipulated... I do question what the hell the GPs are doing. My wife is a kindergarten teacher. 12 of her kids are off sick this week with fevers and coughs. They all went to their GPs yet not one of them was recommended a PCR test.

Well, there's your answer. The manipulation is denying access to the test. Doctors are told they must fob off as many people presenting with symptoms as possible. You know, fever over X for at least X days, sore throat ... That is why none of the kindergarten kids 'passed' the fit-for-a-test test. Exactly the same happened to me. And this was with an activist doctor who has raised issues with the lack of medical care in detention centres. So your average Dr Suzuki in a local clinic is sure to put most of their energy into making sure the patient isn't referred for a PCR test.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Now over 25 million vaccine doses administered, active cases falling, new cases falling as well. Things get better by the day.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Citing these "cases" is akin to someone sitting by the side of the road, pointing at cars and crying "that's a traffic fatality case!"

No, they are just cars driving down the road, the overwhelming majority of which will never be involved in a fatal car wreck.

In actuality, chances of a car passing by getting in a fatal wreck sometime in that driver's lifetime is much greater than someone dying from this so-called "shin corona virus."

When are people going to realize how they've been duped??

When are people going to wake up to this??

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

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