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Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 340 new coronavirus cases, down 195 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 638.1.

People in their 20s (92 cases) and their 30s (51) accounted for the highest numbers, while 59 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 68, up seven from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,300, down four from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,708. By prefecture, Hokkaido had the most cases with 366, followed by Tokyo, Aichi (280), Kanagawa (219), Osaka (216), Fukuoka (195), Okinawa (104), Hiroshima (103), Hyogo (86), Saitama (83), Chiba (82), Shizuoka (49), Gifu (46), Okayama (41) and Kyoto (38).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 84 (35 of which were in Osaka).

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On target for a sub 500 week on week average just in time for SOE ending on May 31st - that's a nice coincidence ;-)

17 ( +24 / -7 )

I believe!

0 ( +9 / -9 )

Admittedly these are weekend numbers, but Hyogo under 100 cases for the first time in a long time, and this must be the lowest Tokyo and Osaka figures for a while.

This will be another day where recoveries exceed new infections. There are still too many infections but signs are there that the current wave is subsiding.

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

But then why is Osaka's hospital system collapsing?

Things just don't add up!

30 ( +34 / -4 )

besides troublesome osaka mayor who did not fully follow the guidances from Koike-san and Suga-san, things in other to places are improvements now.

-21 ( +2 / -23 )

500? No, not so pessimistic please, SOE will now be prolonged till June 20th, infections numbers stomped down under 200, of course only just on paper and for the time span of the games. And then, with all those global virus loads imported, in autumn the crematoriums’ chimneys will have some extra working shifts to fulfill. All delivered as ordered…

15 ( +16 / -1 )

One of my employees' daughter had a fever yesterday and the hospital told him they could not see his daughter until today (Monday). No testing on the weekend. This is why the weekend numbers are not indicative of the true state of things here in Japan. Additionally it is so hard to get a test that when someone needs a test they need to pay about 20,000 YEN (slightly under US$200) to go get tested. This discourages people from being tested and I am not sure if the results of such tests (private clinics) are reported.

Finally we really need to know the amount of tests performed to make any determination.

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@ nippon glory

besides troublesome osaka mayor who did not fully follow the guidances from Koike-san and Suga-san, things in other to places are improvements now.

Which guidance did the Osaka mayor not follow.

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Numbers are going down ! Fantastic ! I guess foreigners are refraining to go out for dinner with Japanese national since they (we) are apparently the reason of infection according to ibaraki health center (any public apology yet?) ! Or maybe they (we) stopped speaking English... (remember those specialist on TV and even in the news explaining us the scientific theory of « this is a pen »)

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Miracles, all I can say, miracles.

But what will it look like mid-week?

Sudden increase again? Or finding a more convenient calculator?

11 ( +13 / -2 )

This discourages people from being tested and I am not sure if the results of such tests (private clinics) are reported.

Private clinics do not have to inform the government health office - they only recommend that the tested person does if they test positive.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

You know how hard it is to get tested for free in this country...very, very difficult, indeed. So many people have to go to private clinics and pay 15,000 to 20,000 thousand yen at a minimum to find out if they have the COVID or not. There is so much wrong with this and than if these people come back positive it does not get reported, and so, the government gets away with keeping the numbers artificially low. But the death numbers do not lie, the hospitals packed to the max with COVID patients no way to hide that either, and so, keep on with the farce it does not work.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Let's get it down to zero . . . .

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As I check it total number tested in Tokyo on the 22nd was 5608 vs 15,144 in Osaka.

Something is still wrong with test numbers...

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Let’s believe the fake in the name of Olympics :)

9 ( +10 / -1 )

So many people have to go to private clinics and pay 15,000 to 20,000 thousand yen at a minimum to find out if they have the COVID or not.

Will a private clinic even let you in if you have any symptoms? I thought not. I went to a hospital recently for a diagnostic test unrelated to coronavirus and they took my temperature which was slightly high and canceled my appointment for that day.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Wow Again the virus took the weekend off.

From 8,000 test in Friday to just over 2,000 on Sunday.

This happens every weekend.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

This will be another day where recoveries exceed new infections ... signs are there that the current wave is subsiding.

Yeah right, and I've heard tell that if you say La la la and chant that three times over to the tooth fairy while walking backwards spinning anticlockwise, jumping up and down on one leg with your fingers crossed and your eyes closed, the 'signs' are even stronger.

Meanwhile failing that, 'Our world in data' is a really comprehensive site to see trends:

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-19-daily-tests-vs-daily-new-confirmed-cases?minPopulationFilter=1000000&time=2021-05-14&country=JPN~GBR~VNM

For example on May 14 (most recent date):

Japan (pop 126m) had 92,758 tests, 6460 confirmed cases,

UK (pop. around 68m) had 632,396 test and 2,264 confirmed cases,

Vietnam (pop 97m) had 27,427 tests and 97 confirmed cases.

So like many have said above, the number of positive cases are very high considering the numbers tested. But unless a country tests comprehensively, there is no way for anyone to measure if the 4th wave in Japan is subsiding yet.

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/biweekly-covid-cases-per-million-people?tab=chart&country=~JPN

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Even if you believe today’s new case numbers it is still too many for any kind of rejoicing.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

OK looking over past Tokyo official website screenshots, unknown noticed what is different.

Previously the number of test was: tests done the previous day with the 7 day moving average in smaller notation below.

Now the daily testing numbers has been removed only showing "People tested" then if you look carefully us says (7 day moving average).

So the daily testing numbers are no longer given and you need to look at the chart and calculate the total.

So basically use Toyo Keizai as a better more honest way of showing testing.

Yesterday was 2,125 with 535 positive which would be an incredible nearly 25% positivity rate.

Does anyone still believe Tokyo's numbers?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

..to find out if they have the COVID or not.

What a terrifying disease.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

These numbers are complete and utter BS.

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@Antiquesaving

Wow Again the virus took the weekend off. From 8,000 test in Friday to just over 2,000 on Sunday.

This happens every weekend. Perhaps there are too many patients to count or the hospitals quick counting and reporting.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Now if we were to take a different perspective of the goal posts we could make a ratio by just counting the Saturday totals. You can't argue with science. We're doing great!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Real safety is the point, not just numbers.

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Koike is determined to show infected numbers below 200.

How many were tested in Tokyo metro today, 500 ?? lol

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I received my shots last March. Why is Japan so late? You can get vaccinated in almost any pharmacy in the USA.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

You can get vaccines at a supermarket in the US!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

1600 tests. Moronic

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