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Tokyo reports 4,172 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,483

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 4,172 new coronavirus cases, down 389 from Saturday and up 2,949 from last Sunday.

Of the total, 1,477 are in their 20s, 661 in their 30s, and 504 in their 40s, while 565 were aged between 10 and 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is five, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 235, up two from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 25,483. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (3,760), Kanagawa (1,751), Saitama (1,399), Hyogo (1,343), Fukuoka (1,290), Hiroshima (1,280), Okinawa (1,226 plus 269 among U.S. military personnel), Chiba (1,207), Aichi (1,141), Kyoto (847), Hokkaido (692), Shizuoka (452), Kumamoto (435), Shiga (267), Niigata (266), Okayama (261), Gunma (259), Ibaraki (253), Nagano (232), Ehime (213), Gifu (202), Yamaguchi (200), Nara (199), Tochigi (190), Nagasaki (180), Wakayama (157), Mie (157), Kagoshima (148), Oita (144), Miyazaki (142), Saga (132) and Aomori (129).

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Is this the highest Sunday number?

7 ( +11 / -4 )

It will all be over in about 6 weeks.

-4 ( +16 / -20 )

Over by Easter going by what's happening everywhere else. Just in time for a hot cross bun!

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

More than double the amount compared with last Sunday!

Once again those in their 20's have the highest numbers.

Didn't someone say before if you exercise, if you are not obese, if you have no other underlying conditions you don't have to worry? Doesn't look like it!

-6 ( +13 / -19 )

It will all be over in about 6 weeks.

But for a few even much earlier and longer…

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Didn't someone say before if you exercise, if you are not obese, if you have no other underlying conditions you don't have to worry? Doesn't look like it!

This copy paste spam seems to appear in all these threads about the infection numbers. As if in a society, care must not be paid to those with such comorbidities. Many of which are a result of not low amounts of self-control and personal fortitude but put in place by the mechanisms of a commercial oriented society.

I would rather the tax money spent going to the vulnerable than to the all too often case of corporate fat cats and hereditary politicos.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Will there ever be life without my faithful white disposable mask?

0 ( +5 / -5 )

I want to say relax and have a beer; although it seems somewhat inappropriate around here. But yes, relax, and have a beer. Have quality time. It’s not an indecent notion.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

Hopefully but most likely not “over by Easter” (Sun. Apr 17) because . . .

. . . ‘peak’ cherry blossom viewing in Japan predicted for Mar 23 - May 8, 2022. Japanese people just can’t endure not gathering together for this annual spectacle.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/cherry-blossoms-set-to-bloom-even-earlier-in-japan-this-year

*- @Elvis is here 5:03pm: “Over by Easter going by what's happening everywhere else. Just in time for a hot cross bun!” *

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Didn't someone say before if you exercise, if you are not obese, if you have no other underlying conditions you don't have to worry? Doesn't look like it!

worry about getting a cold/flu like sickness with an incredibly low risk of being in ICU, you mean? Is that what really keeps you awake at night? Really?

Well, with only 5 admitted to hospital and zero deaths, it still seems like we don’t have to worry to me…

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Plus, in the middle of Japan’s 2022 Cherry Blossom Season’ is Japan’s Golden (can’t-help-themselves, Hav-To-travel) Week from Fri, Apr 29 thru Thurs, May 5.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

...But yes, relax, and have a beer. Have quality time. It’s not an indecent notion.

I agree.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Didn't someone say before if you exercise, if you are not obese, if you have no other underlying conditions you don't have to worry? Doesn't look like it!

I believe you are confusing asymptomatic positive cases with deaths.

In all probability most of these cases are extremely mild and these people have nothing to worry about.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

It is not going to be over anytime soon. New variants are on the way! Also, the crosswalk shown in the picture is at the north exit of Shinjuku Station.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

You just wait Tuesday to Saturday the numbers are going to jump way up and lock down around the corner.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Zen Paradox For 2022.

Wear a mask, plastic barriers, alcohol disinfectant, contact tracing, quarantine, pcr test, work from home, stay at home, stay six feet apart, double jabbed, double masked, vax-pass, rapid antigen test, isolate, ventilate, ruminate, castigate the unvaccinated, triple jabbed... catch coronavirus.

Do nothing, catch nothing.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

it is simple, why so much panic about it

Now I got the differences between American, European and Japanese people and media

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

You don’t have to worry if you’re young, they said.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

RecklessToday  05:29 pm JST

Will there ever be life without my faithful white disposable mask?“

Masks are now in multiple colors and designs.

get a life! You are not dying because of wearing a mask when you should… my maskless time is a lot more than masked

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Japanese people just can’t endure not gathering together for this annual spectacle.

Why would they have to endure not gathering there? I went to two gatherings last year and a few months later to three BBQ parties with more than 50 people.

Nobody can legally require you from staying away from such events or hold one of your own. The only thing the government can do is asking to comply - And my answer to that is simply: No.

Same goes for self-imposed lockdowns. While quite a few readers on this forum were staying at home (cause they choose to do so), I have enjoyed drinking with friends at the beach, in bars, ...

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

You just wait Tuesday to Saturday the numbers are going to jump way up and lock down around the corner.

You may wish for a lockdown, Ashley, but it ain't happening.

Case numbers will be capped, because the majority of the people who catch Omicron will experience no/mild symptoms and therefore not bother to be tested. After several weeks or a month or so of numbers capped at around 10,000 cases a day in Tokyo, and some meaningless quasi-measures, numbers will drop once again as is happening in other parts of the world, and the world will falsely marvel at the miracle of Japan.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Looking at the link above, Tokyo has never tested more than 22,000 in a single day even in August 2021 when the pandemic was raging, so I am sure we will never approach even 10,000 daily confirmed cases. The authorities seem only interested in cases with specific symptoms, and asymptomatic/untested cases are ignored.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Is this the highest Sunday number?

does this matter ?

You just wait Tuesday to Saturday the numbers are going to jump way up and lock down around the corner.

you’re Mr Positive aren’t you

Posts of a positive nature get the down votes and posts of a negative nature get the up votes.

shows the state of mind of most of the posters here

The world is ending!!! 

I am so scared and can’t function anymore because of this virus. All I think about everyday is the Corona and vaccines. 

Lord have mercy!

haha !

I want to say relax and have a beer

now you’re talking sense

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

It is peaking.

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

get vaccinated as soon as you can, taking covid is not only risky, we don't know what damage it will do to the body in 5-10-15 years. it's a virus like take will attach itself to your body with no more symptoms. until when ... stay safe

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Wow a whole 5 in intensive care not doubt over 80 years old and with underlying conditions…

But l am sure the fear mongers and pharma shills will paint an end of the world scenario…

when in reality, it is looking really like this is the beginning of the end of this COVID madness!

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

Stay safe

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

And life will GO ON

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Maybe they should reduce the number of people who can attend a drinking party together from 4 to 3, just to be safe, and also pretty please ask restaurants to close at 7:50 instead of 8:00. Maybe that will make the virus happy and stay away? As it is the virus is so rude... it reminds me of when we went out of our way as a society and put the smoking area of a restaurant to the right, and the non-smoking to the left, and the stupid smoke just flowed from the right to the left anyway, regardless of how hard we had worked to ask people to partition themselves. Sigh.

Anyway, this is Sunday's number. Going to be a looooong week.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

More than double the amount compared with last Sunday!

Once again those in their 20's have the highest numbers.

Didn't someone say before if you exercise, if you are not obese, if you have no other underlying conditions you don't have to worry? Doesn't look like it!

There are 5 people in Tokyo with serious symptoms that are hospitalized. So yes, everything 'someone said' is correct.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

The turn-back is here.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

Sanjinosebleed

Wow a whole 5 in intensive care not doubt over 80 years old and with underlying conditions…

But l am sure the fear mongers and pharma shills will paint an end of the world scenario…

when in reality, it is looking really like this is the beginning of the end of this COVID madness!

Dont count on that. Politicians love the expanded powers, media love the narrative, and pharma loves the profits. It looks like the fearmongering will continue, even if hospitalzations go to zero.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

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