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Tokyo reports 342 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,030

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 342 new coronavirus cases, down 176 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 585.6.

People in their 20s (101 cases), their 40s (62) and their 30s (61) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 57, up six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 491, down five from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,030. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (180), Chiba (112), Osaka (78), Saitama (76), Hokkaido (29) and Okinawa (28).

Eleven prefectures reported no cases.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 19.

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I already got my first jab so I don’t need to wear a mask anymore

Where did you get that silly idea?

Full protection takes 7 to 14 days after the second dose both Pfizer and Moderna!

And you can still catch covid and transmit it to others.

So please don't be one of those.

You can wait just a bit longer.

18 ( +23 / -5 )

My workplace was going to roll out the vaccines. Now it looks like they can't get anywhere near as many they had expected. Back to the drawing board for me. Meanwhile, practically all my relatives (except really young kids) around the world have been offered one. Terrific. Well done. No jabs but I get the pleasure of being in the same country as the O-bloody-lympics.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Japan was the Asian country that gathered most jabs.

Now, we are out of jabs.

Anyone can make sense out of this??

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Had my first shot today at the university I work for. Was fine, a little bit of a sore arm now, but all staff were pleasant and helpful.

One thing I would complain about, and I'm British so it's a national pastime, is the amount of staff required to do simple things. One person could have today done what 9 people were doing (ie. Directing me to a door, to the alcohol hand spray, to the steps up to a stage to talk to someone, then down the stairs to an entrance...etc etc)

9 ( +13 / -4 )

31,500.000 vaccinated (17,000,000 2 shots)

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pages/20210122

I'm confused. Every other country gives the %, to have a reference, for comparison.

That page doesn't. Any reason for that?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I already got my first jab so I don’t need to wear a mask anymore

Depends on your features. Some spare others by wearing the mask.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

@kausdorth

Does anyone still have the count for last week and 2 weeks ago?

Here are past weeks numbers as reported on Mondays - (you can also at - https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/)

24 May - 340

31 May - 260

7 Jun - 235

14 Jun - 209

21 Jun - 236

28 Jun - 317

5 Jul (today) - 342

Last three weeks numbers on rise again

6 ( +10 / -4 )

@Monty, good. Sounds like you will be back at those girly clubs soon enough.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Pain in the arm isn't a side effect?

Well technically yes and no!

It depends on the pain.

You get a needle jammed into your arm even without a vaccine, generally your going to have pain.

So it is the level and extent and type of pain that determines if it is a side effects or just pain from have a piece of metal jammed into your arm.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Japan was the Asian country that gathered most jabs.

Now, we are out of jabs.

Anyone can make sense out of this?

Simple, like certain other countries the hype surrounding AZ has made the government scared to use it and it was the only vaccine to be produced locally 90 million doses.

So no AZ being used, Japan has to wait it's turn for more Pfizer and Moderna shipments.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Testing here..the numbers are STILL irrelevant as no close contact testing and no mas testing. Guys..what are we? 17 months in? Has anything changed?

Have you heard several times that testing is a limited precious resource that cannot be wasted testing any

Taro or Hanako but not a resource when it comes to testing all the aliens who are not dignitaries coming in for the olympic.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Jim,

thank you! So, it looks like a steady increase week by week.

Guess this (at least) can't be denied!

5 ( +8 / -3 )

In Italy we perform approx 80.000 test each day.

I don't know how it's possible to track and block the spreading in Japan with such low level of test

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Numbers very low now outside of Kanto and the vaccination program approaching 50M jabs, just as I said they would. We may be over 70M when the Olympics kick off.

Numbers will be low when the number of tests is low, even the stable genius could figure that out.

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@Commodore

Pain in the arm isn't a side effect?

No! Not for me.

For me a side effect is something that gives me problems or prevent me to fullfill my daily issues.

And a pain in the arm doesnt do that.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

@bokyba

Check her about 3 days behind as everything is concerning Japan's information on covid.

You need to select Japan on the lower section.

Fully vaccinated 13% partially vaccinated 11% as of July 1st.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=~JPN

Other sites are available but not sure if they are anymore up to date.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

In a country where 60% at best will actually have it then ticking along quite nicely. We could have done without Sports Day in a couple of weeks but they'll keep powering on hopefully.

Testing here..the numbers are STILL irrelevant as no close contact testing and no mas testing. Guys..what are we? 17 months in? Has anything changed?

3 ( +9 / -6 )

We have all numbers on display and cannot even agree if they are falling or raising.

This is nuts.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Severe cases and deaths are falling fast.

Let's see yesterday deaths 9 day before 9 today 19!

Falling?

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Is this a joke.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/cards/number-of-tested

1820 test conducted on the 4th!?

So 342 people tested positive out of 1820.

Nearly 19% infection rate?

Anyone that doesn't see a problem with this has some serious issues concerning reality.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Very high positivity rate.

High number of cases for a Sunday.

Not looking good.

2 ( +19 / -17 )

Commodore Perry - where do you get your figures from? I'm trying to find the test numbers but I can only find old data.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Jumping in because I see many posts asking about how many tests... on all of these daily articles, the words "new coronavirus cases" right in the first sentence are hyperlinked to a PDF file where they give the daily tests over the past 3 days as well as the 3-day average. Now, whether you believe that number, or not, is a different story, but you can get your numbers for Tokyo there.

Anyway, going back to lurk mode now, have a wonderful evening everyone.

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MontyToday  07:25 pm JST

No! Not for me. 

For me a side effect is something that gives me problems or prevent me to fullfill my daily issues. 

And a pain in the arm doesnt do that.

Just wondering. I got Pfizer and a few hours after the first shot, that shoulder had pain, and basically was immobile for 12 hours. A day went by and felt fine, then had 2 days of overall fatigue.

AntiquesavingToday  07:22 pm JST

Well technically yes and no!

It depends on the pain.

So it is the level and extent and type of pain that determines if it is a side effects or just pain from have a piece of metal jammed into your arm.

The CDC list pain in the arm where you got the shot as a side effect. CDC does mention the level or extent of pain:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

2 ( +5 / -3 )

As always a lot of people here on JT speculating about whether testing is being used to keep the numbers down.

Whether that's true or not, here's the fatalities for July so far:

1st July = 24 deaths

2nd July = 25 deaths

3rd July = 9 deaths

4th July = 6 deaths

2 ( +6 / -4 )

@ffsteve

Can you be a little more aware?

There's lots of factors to deal with.

You are forcing me to look at the few of them that could be perceived as positive, only if you completely ignore the reality.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Good to see daily death numbers falling. They are the only true measure really. Have there been any cases of deaths from vaccines in Japan? Or even long term illness?

Here in Australia about 70% of people in their 30s and 40s are vocal anti vaxxers. Despite being probably the wealthiest country in the world well less than 10% of people have been vaccinated. For example 2/3 of people working in aged care facilities have refused vaccinations so old people are being infected daily in Sydney.

I hope to gather credible information to use against anti vaxxers.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Got my first shot of Moderna last friday at my company.

No side effects, just pain in my arm until today.

2nd shot on July 30th.

Yes, @Reckless, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

but moving in the right direction.

hard to have a negative evolution on vaccination though

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Now before "severe cases are down " fan boy arrives.

Let review.

Yesterday 496 severe cases, 19 of which died since then.

That leaves 477 severe cases.

Today we have 491 which means there are 14 new severe cases.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Wait until we get the number of tests conducted,

My bet 2,000 as the past few days infection rates have been over 10%.

Also severe cases up 6 in Tokyo waiting for number of deaths because we need to subtract deaths before then add new cases, that way we know really how many new severe cases were added.

Same applies to the national figures.

The total of severe cases is irrelevant if 9 people died and we are 5 cases few in total that means 4 new cases were added.

We are not give the full figures only the resulting totals which give an incorrect impression.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

Commodore Perry: you keep posting about the high positivity rate, however the figures for positive tests/totals aren't published on the StopCovid19 website until the next day (unless you're getting your info somewhere else)?

Do you just mean "lots of positive cases"? That's not the same thing as a high positivity rate.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

MontyToday  06:21 pm JST

Got my first shot of Moderna last friday at my company.

No side effects, just pain in my arm until today.

Pain in the arm isn't a side effect?

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Commodore Perry - where do you get your figures from? I'm trying to find the test numbers but I can only find old data.

I am going by the stopcovid Tokyo and Toyo Keizai.

Number of tests Areva day late ( sometimes 2 days) but we can extrapolate based on past weekends and the past few days testing and infection rates that have been just over 10%.

So I'd like yesterday and the day before we has at least 10% infection rate that would mean fewer than 3,000 test but infection rates have been rising so probably lower.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

One thing I would complain about, and I'm British so it's a national pastime

My Ghosh you nailed it. Brits depress me after 5 minutes of their incessant whining. Hope that sarcasm is also lethal to coronavirus which my Moderna vaccine #1 is slapping down as I type.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

More importantly

31,500.000 vaccinated (17,000,000 2 shots)

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pages/20210122

Likely 33.000,000 as data is usually a few days late

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

I got my first Moderna jab today at my workplace. It was very smooth. I felt nothing and feel no side effects. I am optimistic that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

RecklessToday  05:54 pm JST

I got my first Moderna jab today at my workplace. It was very smooth. I felt nothing and feel no side effects. I am optimistic that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Wait until tomorrow.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

First jab gives you 75% protection based on google search which is likely better than 0% second jab 95 percent based on moderna vaccine

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

gakinotsukaiToday  06:43 pm JST

but moving in the right direction.

hard to have a negative evolution on vaccination though

Thanks for summing up the infinite negativity of so many posters

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

The CDC list pain in the arm where you got the shot as a side effect. CDC does mention the level or extent of pain:

I'm not America so why does everyone keep acting like the CDC is the only or right source?!

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

bokudaToday  05:37 pm JST

31,500.000 vaccinated (17,000,000 2 shots)

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pages/20210122

I'm confused. Every other country gives the %, to have a reference, for comparison.

That page doesn't. Any reason for that

120.000..000 population

So 25% one shot and 15% fully

Yes, it's less than other countries but moving in the right direction.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

Severe cases and deaths are falling fast. Severe cases nationwide have been falling daily. No messing about with numbers can create an illusion that makes that fact false.

Its obvious that the vaccines are working, let’s be grateful with that fact, rather than trying and failing increasing hard to paint the good news in a bad light.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

Japan is doing great! Low cases, places still open, no lockdown. The world should take notice.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

I already got my first jab so I don’t need to wear a mask anymore

-24 ( +0 / -24 )

Numbers very low now outside of Kanto and the vaccination program approaching 50M jabs, just as I said they would. We may be over 70M when the Olympics kick off.

-26 ( +7 / -33 )

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