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Tokyo reports 352 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,731

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Saturday reported 352 new cases of the coronavirus, down 22 from Friday. The number is the result of 6,244 tests conducted on Nov 11.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 34,496.

By age group, the most number of cases were people in their 20s (103), followed by 76 in their 30s and 44 in their 50s.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 41, up two from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,731. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (285), Hokkaido (230), Osaka , Aichi (152), Kanagawa (147), Saitama (104), Chiba (88), Hyogo (79), Shizuoka (36) and Okinawa (27).

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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I have always wondered why the most vulnerable age group the over 60s is never mentioned. I don't

whether it is only me.

It's really very simple. It goes against the narrative.

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I never really, truly understood this bit . I always wondered how doctors around the world actually do this. How much time this normally takes ? Is there a procedure ?

Don't they need blood work done ? Scanning ? Biopsies ?

Obviously a case by case scenario but people can be hospitalized for a long time before losing against the disease, there is plenty of time to search for any other reasons that may be suspicious.

And no, there is not absolute need for underlying issues, people that were perfectly healthy and in their prime have died of the infection and their complications.

I am sure you could. I am almost certain you can achieve the same with other otherwise considered less harmless pathogens . If you know of such study please share the link , I wouldn't mind reading

You can check revies like PMID: 32967005

There is a variety of animal models for the disease, and lethal challenges can be done on humanized mouse and hamster models.

As long as the spreading is controlled survival against the disease has improved a lot (leaving still the numerous cases of people that take months to recover completely and those that present what appears to be life long lesions) but in places with limited hospital beds a huge lot of people that can be saved will not have access to the necessary care, which is why public health experts are asking for more control.

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*The virus is being isolated routinely all over the world and it is the only possible cause of death on countless patients that were healthy otherwise,*

I never really, truly understood this bit . I always wondered how doctors around the world actually do this. How much time this normally takes ? Is there a procedure ?

Don't they need blood work done ? Scanning ? Biopsies ?

I though there is always some underlying issue associated with the deaths so far. Am I wrong ?

A C19 death is defined as death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed (PCR test / tests likely to be enough) case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death. There shouldn't be a period of complete recovery between the illness and death.

It is also perfectly possible to inoculate laboratory animals with the virus and observe death. 

I am sure you could. I am almost certain you can achieve the same with other otherwise considered less harmless pathogens . If you know of such study please share the link , I wouldn't mind reading

I personally believe this winter we won't see much death. There is the steroid treatment , there is oxygen bathing , also people aren't so afraid of going to hospitals anymore and likely will turn up there on time .

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The corresponding No of Test performed on Nov 11

Cases No. of Test

Japan 1731 27,326

Tokyo 352 6,244

Osaka 285 4,324

Hyogo 79 700

Chiba 88 807

Aichi 152 1,210

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@zoroto

10 ???? Wow....let's batten down the hatches, it's the end of the world.

Simple math...

Japan, population 126,000, 000

Ten deaths yesterday,

Usa, double the population...so...20 deaths???? I don't think so....

This virus is no flu type thing as the soon to be ex- president of the good ole usa would have us believe but fortunately, Japan has been spared the death rates of the usa, the uk, brazil..... ( Any idea what these 3 countries have in common?? Obesity)

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Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Number of hospitalized people reported on Saturday, November 7: 988.

Number of hospitalized people reported on Friday, November 13: 1130.

Number of hospitalized people reported today Saturday, November 14: 1179.

Difference Friday - Saturday: +49

Difference between Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, November 14: +191

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized. It should also be remembered that data on severe symptoms are already reflected in the Japan Today article. And there is no need to mention them again in the comments.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Saturday 07/11/2020 was: 7,09.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Friday 13/11/2020 was: 8,11.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Today Saturday 14/11/2020 is: 8,46. 

With today's data, I close the weekly accounting Saturday to Saturday.

Conclusion 1: The weekly rise in the number of people hospitalized in Tokyo Prefecture for coronavirus. It was 191 people. Which corresponds to a coefficient of 1,37 points, per 100,000 inhabitants. During this week.

Conclusion 2: The rate of people hospitalized per 100,000 inhabitants in Tokyo Prefecture for coronavirus is 8.46 points. A ratio that is still not very worrying. Since it indicates that hospitals are far from saturated.

Conclusion 3: Which does indicate as I explained yesterday. That there is an increase in community transmission of coronavirus in Tokyo Prefecture.

Conclusion 4: Health authorities should already take action. Now that the situation is still quite under control. If more is expected. The pandemic could start to get out of control.

Next Saturday. I will try to publish this week's count.

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LOL. My pleasure i@n.

Of course I played by the rules and kept a mask on. But even behind the masks, it was easy to see the nurse and I shared the same sheepish grin at hearing the boss dismiss an offer of volunteer help. But I had even a bigger belly laugh about a week ago.

With an artificial hip joint now, I'd rather do arm-chair sports fishing in front of the T.V. rather than trying to keep my balance against the gunnels in 2 meter seas. So last week, I was sipping my beer and kinda cocked my head wondering why in TF would a lone angler on a 40 to 50 foot boat be wearing a white gauze mask? I am guessing that other than the mask-wearing captain and the guy behind the camera, there must have been about 10 kilometers of ocean breezes to the nearest landlubber.

With the government's recommendations to keep houses well ventilated, even in the winter, and to keep a strict social distance, rather than white-masked virtue signalling, maybe a fluffy 'sakana-kun' hat would be just as effective, AND attract more tourists. ;-)

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By age group, the most number of cases were people in their 20s (103), followed by 76 in their 30s and 44 in their 50s.

I have always wondered why the most vulnerable age group the over 60s is never mentioned. I don't

whether it is only me.

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Thank you Prof Martin, your post is like a breath of fresh air without a mask on.

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This is what a public health crisis escalating into a 'medical emergency' looks like.

I seriously doubt the nurses would have had any idea of an impeding emergency declaration.

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The 7 pm NHK evening news just announced that Kanagawa prefecture, where I live, has officially declared a state of medical emergency because of the virus.

Strange. Just yesterday, I was at the fairly large hospital at Noborito (Kawasaki) near my apartment, getting my 'kenshin' chat with the doctor regarding my yearly medical exam, and chatting and sharing a few laughs with the nurses. Although I speak Japanese (living here for 37 years now), I saw only a few cursory English words at the entrance, (or romaji), and none of the paperwork, chatting, or explanation was in anything other than Japanese.

Although the nurses were at ease an laughing at my jokes about U.S. elections, and gratefully accepting some post-halloween / pre-Christmas chocolate, no one would have labeled the atmosphere as being in an emergency health crisis. But aware of some news reporting clusters among migrant workers, and aware of non Japanese living in the neighborhood, I casually asked one of the head nurses if they needed any volunteer English communication support. I was a tenured prof. of English at one point in my career, and involved with other volunteer activities as a matter of course. Ha, even as an undergrad some 40 years ago back in the states, I was a hospital volunteer as a recreational therapist.

The head nurse also thought it was a nice offer, and within earshot, immediately made a quick call. All it took was a sentence or two from her supervisor, and after hanging up, she told me 'Thanks for the offer, but we don't need any help with English.' — in Japanese. I verified that she had my phone number just in case a need arose, and headed home.

Walking back home, I took a mental note of the busy construction workers ... those workers near areas with heavy pedestrian traffic invariably wore masks. But those workers a block or two away from the station and out of view from the main streets were all without masks. All.

37 consecutive years living in Japan, and I'm learning something new every day. This is what a public health crisis escalating into a 'medical emergency' looks like.

The exotic, mysterious Far East.

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Let's get some perspective...2 covid 19 related deaths reported in Japan yesterday.

Except this is not true. There were 10 deaths yesterday. Not sure where you get your number from.

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This is about 20 minutes infection rate in some EU/US cities.

well done japan

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Mister samurai you spot on. Its all an iq test here...

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Cases tripled and government advises to go travel.... In may cases tripled and they declared national emergency.... Does any of this makes any sense to anybody? Is there a pandemic or not or what's going on here?

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Let's get some perspective...2 covid 19 related deaths reported in Japan yesterday. Assume under reporting by 90 percent and you might have 20 to 30 deaths. Probably more people died in road accidents. So, do we shut down the roads? One of the contributing causes of covid-19 deaths iso obesity. But hey...Fat is fun! It's ok to be fat! So, you are size 20, no problem. Well, the s**t has hit the proverbial fan as in Japan levels of obesity and with it, type 2 diabetes are much lower than the usa, England, brazil, italy etc...

I expect a deluge of negative comments and down votes...good luck with that, I hope it boosts your immune system. I will stick to a very balanced diet, excellent blood pressure , boxing and 5k runs 4 times a week...

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So, are the boffins of hand sitting in Kasumigaseki ready to take some sort of proactive measures to curb the spread of this virus yet?

They promised to ramp up testing and send experts to the hot spots. There must be Kasumigaseki experts running around all over Japan by now....

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Guess what... This virus... Never existed.. Show me someone who isolated this virus... And show that this isolated virus causes death... I pay you 100 mio yen.

empty promises from an anonymous account?

The virus is being isolated routinely all over the world and it is the only possible cause of death on countless patients that were healthy otherwise, It is also perfectly possible to inoculate laboratory animals with the virus and observe death. There is zero difficulty to prove the virus exists and can be lethal, unless you mean running highly illegal and unethical human experimentation.

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So, are the boffins of hand sitting in Kasumigaseki ready to take some sort of proactive measures to curb the spread of this virus yet?

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Until people really take this serious which includes the government we are going to end up like the States and Europe.

I honestly think it's already like some EU countries now, just with 100x less testing...

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All this is crazy go travel go and people are going and not smart enough to stay home, the government not putting a curfew on restaurants and closing down the pubs and pachinkos and the list goes on. Until people really take this serious which includes the government we are going to end up like the States and Europe.

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Why never focusing on other areas ?

What difference does it make? The virus is everywhere. The Go To Travel campaign makes sure of it.

Feel free to post the Hokkaido numbers if you want.

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Why never focusing on other areas ?

Hokkaido is worrying.

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Cases tripled and government advises to go travel.... In may cases tripled and they declared national emergency.... Does any of this makes any sense to anybody?

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