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Tokyo reports 355 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,472

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 355 new cases of the coronavirus, down 91 from Saturday. Osaka once again topped the nation with the most number of cases, logging 594.

In Tokyo, the number (212 men and 143 women) is the result of 6,945 tests conducted on April 1. By age group, people in their 20s (102 cases) and their 30s (76) accounted for the highest number, while 39 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 47, down one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 431.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 2,472. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (211), Kanagawa (142), Saitama (135), Chiba (124), Aichi (116), Okinawa (96), Miyagi (80), Kyoto (63), Hokkaido (53), Ibaraki (45), Nara (40), Nagano (33) and Gunma (30).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 12.

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It's okay, after 85% of Japanese get the jab they'll lock down the entire country and refuse to let anybody leave, they did it in the UK already. Remember all those people falling dead in the streets of China, these

tyrants have got everybody dumbed down entirely, and the G7 countries in particular are copying every

tyranical move China made, but remember to keep watching the TV and believe.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

To the lockdown advocates and telework can do people.

Let's look at reality and facts.

In Japan

30% of workers are Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers.

15% are sales workers

10% service (restaurants bar, cobini supermarkets, etc.

12% are Professional and technical workers ( engineering building inspector, other professionals)

19% are Clerical and related workers

Now a simple look at these numbers makes it clear at least 40% if not considerably more workers in Japan are in no way capable of telework, so who is going to pay their living expenses during a lockdown?

Figure that out and I am onboard for a lockdown.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

CrashTestDummyToday  01:26 am JST

98% survival rate for all ages and 99.85% survival rate for those under 65. If you are healthy and under 65 the survival rate is even higher. Driving is just as dangerous as COVID for healthy people.

You are under the assumption this is death or 100% health? It is not that black and white and you are missing a large grey section between. Many of us who got COVID are still suffering ongoing symptoms months later, effecting our ability to work and live life as we used to. Even some top athletes have been unable to return to their sport months and months later.

I am all for getting life back to normal - but I wouldn't wish COVID on anyone. Some people are basically immune and don't have symptoms. Some recover completely fine, but others do die, others do have ongoing issues (some very serious) so those people who walk around without taking precautions are just being selfish. It's fine if you want to risk yourself, but doing so also increases risk to those around you, whether you want to believe it or not.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Make an appointment and turn up. 

Okay, so let's say you go get a test today and you're negative. Is there a chance that you could possibly get infected tomorrow or the day after? Of course, so are you going to get a test every few days or once a week?

How ridiculous it is that people have to get a test to see if they have this disease. Oooh, must be a terrible disease.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

@daito hak/Monty

I don't agree with you. Zoroto is on the ball

Agree with you Thomas.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

98% survival rate for all ages and 99.85% survival rate for those under 65. If you are healthy and under 65 the survival rate is even higher. Driving is just as dangerous as COVID for healthy people.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

People don't have the resilience or fortitude to be unselfish these days, nor the patience to deal with small privations. Always about me me me.

Actually no it is not always about me me me.

If you can tell me how I can pay mortgage, electrical bill, gas bill, water bill, food, pension and national health insurance if I am locked at home unable to work, I would gladly accept a few months lockdown.

But just yesterday I got a letter from national pension saying they want my payments or else, same from health insurance, my bank will not be fine with my not paying my mortgage for a few months, not even the city owned water and sewage is willing to wait for payment.

So unless the government it willing to start handing out monthly payments like countries like Canada are doing for those of us unable to make money and no income or the government is willing to at least pay our rents/mortgage, utilities bills during a lockdown,

It is no longer a choice but a necessity to go out and work.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Those going on about the testing numbers being low miss the only real number that counts, the one number nno one can play with and doesn't change regardless of how many are tested.

Those hospitalised with severe cases of covid-19.

If those numbers were really high compared to those tested or those positive with covid then we know the testing and those infected make no sense

As it is now very few are hospitalised so if the number of cases was far higher than tests show we would have far more in hospital just based on how things went in most other countries.

So sorry less about the testing or positive results and keep an eye on hospitalisation.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

The fourth wave has begun.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Silly comment perhaps, but the number of photos of the Shibuya crossing on this site is kind of high. I can understand that photographers might want to hang out there, but there are other places.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

The game of life.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

The amoubt of people very ill is low. So good news. Overreaction if u ask me.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Last Sunday the national total was 1783.

Today is shaping up to be to be 2200+

Thats a 35%+ increase...

looks like you are good with math

so now tell me which percentage ( % ) 2,200 is over 120,000,000

hint : prepare to write many zeros

0 ( +5 / -5 )

355 cases of people with this deadly disease are 355 too many. Tokyo must follow Osaka's lead and impose the strictest lockdown measures allowed by law.

here is the classic telework guy claiming for lockdowns cause it doesn't hurt his life quality

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

carpslidyToday 04:31 pm JST

@Daito,

@monty

100% agree too!

I also agree 100%

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

@expat, life is never risk free and that’s how it has always been and always will be.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

People should not be allowed frredom of choice if their actions while exercising that freedom puts others at risk. This is not the same as driving a car.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

@daito hak/Monty

I don't agree with you. Zoroto is on the ball

4 ( +12 / -8 )

How are the PCRs conducted in Japan? Oral? Nasal? Or do they call in the rectum inspector like the Chinese?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

even with that a 15% increase over last Sunday.

Utterly ridiculous.

Last Sunday the national total was 1783.

Today is shaping up to be to be 2200+

Thats a 35%+ increase...

6 ( +9 / -3 )

@kyakusenbi_arimasu

Please explain how "your" taxes pay for hosting us? If anything I give more to Japan than they give to me! Bought a new house, paid taxes. Bought a new SUV, paid taxes. Worked a year, paid taxes...buying another SUV, paid taxes. Maybe I will just go back to Mexico! Is that what you want?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

If they tested anywhere near what other countries are doing then you could add another zero to that figure.

But...the Olympics.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

My nearest hospital is testing. Make an appointment and turn up. They even come out to your car.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

I'm wondering if they just role dice to fill in the forms

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Less than 7000 tests for a weekday, and even with that a 15% increase over last Sunday.

7000 tests out of a population of around 23,000,000 is equal to?

saw the Olympic Torch run at a cafe today. No social distancing. Runners no masks.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

@Sven Asai...

Your post has totally lost me..

Can you translate that into English please!

10 ( +14 / -4 )

We need a total lock down for two month.

Not exactly... The viruses can survive up to more than 70 days in vivo, that means in living organic ‘material’. That can be you and me, dead corpses, pets, wild or zoo animals and all such. If anybody wants the former life back or wants to talk about a post-pandemic era, then you surely have to favor a most possible strict lockdown for those 70 days plus a voluntarily additional time by the length of one or more standard deviations. Forget anything else, you won’t vaccinate the globe until herd immunity, you can’t guarantee always have the fitting vaccines or medications for future variants or mutations. No, you will otherwise live with that viruses and of course die earlier than necessary, because you quickly reach age groups of higher risk percentages and will need very much fortune to always avoid the amount of virus load that you finally won’t stand, the one that brings you into the hospital, ICU and grave. Or in shorter words, you are for example 10 years long lucky, your vaccine or body and its immune response withstands , but in the eleventh year unexpectedly not, and your dead... And you’re right, then you won’t need lockdowns anymore. I agree.

-19 ( +3 / -22 )

Go ahead, be my guest, lock yourself down for two months and come back to tell us how much fun you had.

People don't have the resilience or fortitude to be unselfish these days, nor the patience to deal with small privations. Always about me me me.

17 ( +24 / -7 )

These numbers mean nothing I'm afraid the government has not been very transparent with their incompetence..

20 ( +24 / -4 )

@Daito,

@monty

100% agree too!

-11 ( +16 / -27 )

@daito hak

I 100% agree!

-13 ( +16 / -29 )

We need a total lock down for two month. 

Go ahead, be my guest, lock yourself down for two months and come back to tell us how much fun you had.

Utterly ridiculous

What’s ridiculous is you bragging every day about a subject you have zero understanding of.

-12 ( +23 / -35 )

one day I will be a statistic too or I may even have gone under the radar up until now, the secret game

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

We need a total lock down for two month. These numbers not looking good for the Olympics

0 ( +24 / -24 )

355 cases of people with this deadly disease are 355 too many. Tokyo must follow Osaka's lead and impose the strictest lockdown measures allowed by law.

-2 ( +26 / -28 )

Less than 7000 tests for a weekday, and even with that a 15% increase over last Sunday.

Utterly ridiculous.

8 ( +29 / -21 )

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