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Tokyo reports 36 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 372

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 36 new coronavirus cases, up seven from Monday and 41 down from last Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 26, down five from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 294, down 18 from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 372. Osaka Prefecture had the most cases with 83, followed by Tokyo, Hyogo (29), Okinawa (29) and Aichi (15).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 27.

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So, statistically zero cases in Tokyo. Awesome! Life here has been pretty normal but it will soon get back to 2019 normal.

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I did have a sniffle yesterday so I guess it was a regular cold. I am hopeful that the quarantine for vaccinated travelers will be lifted soon.

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I know one of them.

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I cannot make heads or tails of these numbers.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

Amazing and suspicious. Oh, and the elections are around the corner.

4 ( +17 / -13 )

Amazing and suspicious. Oh, and the elections are around the corner.

If the government can really manipulate the corona numbers, why didn't they do so prior to and during the Tokyo Games? The record peak was there then in Tokyo as well as nationwide, which ended up costing PM Suga his tenure.

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It's over. お疲れ様

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Hot damn, it's really over.

-12 ( +7 / -19 )

I have just been through a flu severe enough to stay home for a week and ask for a PCR nasal swab test! Symptoms started Thursday Sept 30 and I'm still trying to get rid of the last of a deep cough. It turned out to be a "regular" flu virus that gave me a fever of 37.7C / 100 F for three evenings.

I don't know anyone who has this, though in the trains I have heard people coughing a similar/sounding cough.

A medical doctor friend of mine recommends that everyone be sure and get a (regular) flu shot this year, as soon as possibie. She cautions that no one getting the flu for 18+ months + kids back in school = many flu cases

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On around July 15 Japan was at the bottom of the previous decline in active cases. At that time it went down to around 850 before increasing again.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

This time it is lower, and the world charts are lower overall as well, but not enough time has passed to determine if the bottom of this decline is a permanent flattening.

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Just had a PCR (saliva) test at the doctor's, costing Y3200. The doctor says as early Delta Covid are commonly similar to colds (headache, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and earache are the most common), it's important to get tested early, and even if you test negative for Covid, to avoid overburdening the health system, you should not go to work or commute for 8 days, to avoid passing it on. As the two are hard to tell apart in the early stages, it's important to do your part to slow down the spread of colds by being responsible, otherwise the health system will get clogged up. If you have Covid, as a rule of thumb you should isolate for 10 days.

Unfortunately the government advice is still stuck in April 2020, so don't be surprised if health centres refuse you the free PCR test until you tick their (fever, loss of smell, cough) symptom boxes, by which time you will have been spreading it around for four days, if you don't stay home. My company is sympathetic but basically sticking to the outdated government 'guidance', which means forcing people out and about to spread this thing around. Sigh!

And I second the advice about the flu jab, @livvy

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A medical doctor friend of mine recommends that everyone be sure and get a (regular) flu shot this year, as soon as possibie.

Excellent point, but after my 2nd Moderna shot side effects the next day I am not ready.

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Just bask in it, people. However you’ve done it, if you’ve really done it that is truly fabulous. If it’s a glimpse of the future for the rest of us, even bloody better.

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