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Tokyo reports 376 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,308

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 376 new coronavirus cases, down 12 from Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 388.0.

People in their 20s (131 cases) and their 30s (53) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45, up two from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 714, down 26 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,308. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (162), Osaka (106), Chiba (103), Aichi (84), Saitama (72), Okinawa (61), Hokkaido (52) and Fukuoka (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 20.

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Latest news - member of Ugandan team arriving in Japan test positive . Well I’m stunned, I did not see that coming. What a surprise. He was 1 of 9 arriving for Olympics

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High positivity rate again, The number is not going down.

Fifth wave is on the horizon.

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Here come the charlatans.

Baseless arguments in every direction.

“The numbers are declining”- yeah but are they really?

“The end is nigh”- yeah but is it really?

the situation is surely stabilizing, yet it is in a very precarious state.

Is the Olympics a good idea?- no of course not.

Should we all hide under a rock?- no of course not.

The government obviously are not showing any sanity in the situation but neither is the average joe.

so it seems we’re doomed to this merry-go-round

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Tokyo reports 376 new coronavirus cases

Does that include the athlete from Uganda?

Fifth wave is on the horizon.

We are actually in the trough after the 4th wave which was smaller than the 3rd wave. I anticipate another wave in August which will hopefully be smaller than the 4th wave peak, and we have wind at our backs with vaccinations underway.

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Multiply all official numbers by 5 and you will be closer to the real numbers. Is there anyone left who believes Jgovt BS numbers?

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Context matters. Really wish the journos who write the same copy-pasted updates about case numbers on this news site would include the daily number of vaccinations as well. It's probably the number we are more interested in since we can't really trust the significance of the reported case numbers anyway. The OurWorldInData site is great but it'd be nice if it was all in one place. Also notice a lot of negativity among the comments on the daily despite vaccination rates ramping up significantly every day. For comparison, the rate of inoculation per 100 people is now higher than the highest ever rate recorded in Singapore. Currently, it's also higher than UK, US, or Israel. Japan has also gone a step further than the aforementioned countries and have also allowed private companies to mobilise their respective contracted health providers to inoculate their employees as well. People forget that the slow start in vaccinations stems from the public's outrage about the dubious adverse effects reported during the MMR vaccination saga two decades ago. They are the whole reason why the government wasted time going through the process of conducting domestic trials. Even in a pandemic you can bet a thousand bucks they'd have complained that the proper trials weren't done had distribution of the vaccines started without testing on the Japanese population first. Can't have it both ways. And as for the naysayers Suga's target of a million shots a day looks all but guaranteed to happen if not already. Anecdotes about yourself or your in laws' sisters grandmother still yet to receive a vaccine don't really matter in the face of raw data and statistics. Things are finally moving in the right direction, and recently pretty quickly too. Ganbare Nippon!

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Active cases now a quarter of what they were at the peak of the current wave. Mie and Saga with no active cases at all.

There will likely be another wave, but it will run headlong into Japan's vaccination program which is dishing out over 1M doses a day at present.

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So, it is still young people in their twenties responsible for the majority of new cases. Where are they catching it? Schools? Clubs? Karaoke? This is the result of the quasi crap. These cases need to be traced and the places need to be shutdown for at least two weeks. Tokyo will never beat this virus. Vaccinations are not the magical silver bullet Japan is relying on.

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@OzSamurai let me understand you - the slow vaccinations was the fault of J public !

perhaps there is sand all around your head !

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@hatsufred delayed vaccinations are literally secondary to the stringent requirement of having had to conduct domestic trials which was implemented after the MMR conundrum. Had there been no requirement then there wouldn't have been such a delay. If you are seriously choosing to ignore that fact, then I'm afraid it's you with your head in the sand. Hope this helps.

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Commodore Perry

High positivity rate again, The number is not going down. 

Fifth wave is on the horizon.

If the numbers are not going down how/why are you predicting the 5th wave?

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@ Akula can you show me you are getting this idea that Japan is doing 1M doses a day? Any reliable source for that?

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@OzSamurai

That rant was a joke, at least I hope.

The population couldn't get vaccinated because of the incompetence of the governments in Japan.

No voucher no Vaccine and my ward still hasn't sent a single voucher for under 65 yet.

Japan has also gone a step further than the aforementioned countries and have also allowed private companies to mobilise their respective contracted health providers to inoculate their employees

Really? Guess you missed the fact this was done in many other countries months ago plus every pharmacy in the USA and most of Canada you could walk in no appointment band get vaccinated.

No stupid VOUCHER!

The Japanese government has done such a poor job it needs bthe corporations to bail it out and come to the rescue.

My daughter's employer has Vaccine but the VOUCHER no one has the voucher yet.

So now they plan on breaking the rules Vaccinate anyway and collect the stupid vouchers later if the government ever get the out properly.

2021 and here we are waiting for a piece of paper in the old mail system to arrive.

This is your efficient government!?

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@OzSamurai

That rant was a joke, at least I hope.The population couldn't get vaccinated because of the incompetence of the governments in Japan.No voucher no Vaccine and my ward still hasn't sent a single voucher for under 65 yet.

Fully agreed....nothing whatsoever for under 65 ,s around here either...a prefecfural capital and only a fraction of over 65,s received their first dose.

Anecdotes about yourself or your in laws' sisters grandmother still yet to receive a vaccine don't really matter in the face of raw data and statistics. 

These " anecdotes" matter to the people on the ground here who live them mate..get a grip.

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@Antiquesaving @marcelito

Agreed, USA and Canada letting pharmacists do the job is pretty enviable. But I don't really see any evidence of private companies vaccinating their employees - in fact a recent McKinsey report has highlighted just that, and queried whether there may be a role for them to do just that. So maybe lay off the fake news a little. Also can't really speak for your wards, but if you're under 65 I suspect it may be something to do with the fact that not all over 65s that want the vaccine are vaccinated just yet - news flash, there are a lot of 65s in Japan if you haven't noticed. That will take time but increasingly less so given the aforementioned daily increase in the rate of inoculations.

@marcelito not really realistic for people to expect everyone to get a vaccine at once now is it? I sympathise with the anecdotes but to attempt to extrapolate it like it somehow implies vaccinations are still happening at the same slow rate back in Feb is a bit much, especially when (like I mentioned before) the rates are now higher than many OECDs and increasing.

@stickman1760 - Total vaccines administered from the first dose administered back in Feb to June 16: 27.66 million. On June 17 (latest data available) it goes up to 28.89 million. Implies that between June 16 and June 17 an additional 1.2million doses were administered.

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

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Good job Tokyo. Let's target!

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We are actually in the trough after the 4th wave which was smaller than the 3rd wave.

This wave was smaller in the sense that it occured over a shorter time frame, however it was more severe generally. The third wave saw roughly 278000 new cases in the three months between 12/01 and 03/01, whereas this new wave has seen almost the same (268000) in two months. It has also had a higher average mortality. Fortunately, it has peaked sooner, likely thanks to new laws being passed relating to enforcement of SoE measures. However, the trough baseline has not yet returned to prewave levels, and if it does not then I think there is no basis to conclude that this signifies a improvement.

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Akula

Active cases now a quarter of what they were at the peak of the current wave. Mie and Saga with no active cases at all.

Didn't know Japan had only 2 prefectures. How convenient to choose 2 small insignificant prefectures as your role model.

Even at the peak of a wave these your world-beater-prefectures never did more a 100 Pcr tests.

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@do the hustle

Shut down for what? Stay home if you don't want to be "exposed"

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@OzSamurai

But I don't really see any evidence of private companies vaccinating their employees

Chobani is :

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/peterjmcguinness_were-taking-our-mission-to-keep-our-people-activity-6758020336710631424-3lCA/?src=aff-lilpar&veh=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_pkw.10078_plc.Skimbit%20Ltd._pcrid.449670_learning&trk=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_pkw.10078_plc.Skimbit%20Ltd._pcrid.449670_learning&clickid=XeRRP-3RixyLT5nwUx0Mo3Z2UkERJjRdRWo7Xc0&irgwc=1

After seems the US company are providing differents types of help (like ride, children care, paid holidays, ...) and not just for their employee :

https://www.vaccines.gov/incentives.html

the stringent requirement of having had to conduct domestic trials which was implemented after the MMR conundrum

But it was the choice of the government to do nothing to hasten the process, as having companies from which they bought vaccines have to do part of the 3rd phase trial in Japan or right after. They were the one which negotiated the contract. They know the system, what did they do to limit its impact on the population ? Nothing, because they could just blame any problem on the people knowing some will just buy it.

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Hilarious that so many here dismiss the low testing rate in Japan but then when the Ugandan team member tests positive after arriving in Japan, the Japanese news makes the low testing rate in Uganda a focus and links the low covid cases reported there with the fact Uganda doesn't test much.

Strange how low numbers of cases reported in Uganda isn't believed because they have a low testing rate but we are expected to believe the low number of cases in Japan despite the low testing rate.

The non logic is incredible.

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For the person wanting evidence around Japan's rate of vaccination being over 1M per day, please refer to the following.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

I'll leave you conspiracy theorists to it.

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Not a conspiracy theorist, just prefer accurate info. This from Reuters:

During the last week reported, Japan averaged about 961,404 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 27 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

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At that rate, it will take a further 27 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

What? How big do you think Japan's population is? Because your math is wrong.

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Akula

For the person wanting evidence around Japan's rate of vaccination being over 1M per day, please refer to the following.

And I keep pointing you to the official Japanese numbers (https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html) that have never surpassed 1M but you keep ignoring that. The problem with bloomberg is that they pull they number from the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan that displays the numbers in a deceitful way.

The number for medical workers is always accurate and doesn't get updated. But they will not release numbers for weekends and holidays but add them to the next weekday.

The numbers for the elderly on the website are completely wrong. They never get accurate data for the elderly and daily update those numbers. In the PDF or Excel they actually add the updated numbers for past days to the respective day. On the website they don't say something like 500,000 doses administered yesterday and another 500,000 doses added to their respective dates but just 1M for yesterday. If you access the files they provide themselves, you'll notice that the highest they have gotten so far is 941,003 on June 9. Sure, they probably have surpassed 1 million by now but right now the official numbers do not support what you claim day after day.

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At that rate, it will take a further 27 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

What? How big do you think Japan's population is? Because your math is wrong

(961,404 x 27) / 2 = 12978954

12978954 x 10 = 129 Million, aka the population of Japan

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Good job Tokyo. Let's target!

lets excite with heartful support

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