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Tokyo reports 4,200 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 15,813

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 4,200 new coronavirus cases, up 1,588 from Tuesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 3,983.6.

People in their 20s (1,262 cases), their 30s (867) and their 40s (727) accounted for the highest numbers, while 603 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo jumped by 21 to 197, health officials said. The nationwide figure soared to 1,332, up 102 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was a record high 15,813. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (1,565), Osaka (1,490), Saitama (1,227), Chiba (955), Fukuoka (737), Okinawa (638), Hyogo (608), Aichi (516), Hokkaido (351), Kyoto (341), Shizuoka (288), Kumamoto (181), Ibaraki (180), Gunma (173), Tochigi (166), Shiga (162), Miyagi (142), Nara (138), Okayama (137), Gifu (123), Hiroshima (112), Fukushima (111), Mie (111), Kagoshima (108), Ehime (85), Aomori (77) Ishikawa (75), Niigata (74), Nagano (73), Saga (73) and Kagawa (65).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 18.

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18 deaths.

Fortunately still low and does not really reflect some of the hype on here.

-24 ( +19 / -43 )

603 under 18. So much for you young young and healthy have nothing to worry about.

3 ( +16 / -13 )

meh, govt will keep up its half-assed measures, vaccination rate will slowly rise, infections will rise, percentage of deaths/serious illness will drop... nothing to see here

-14 ( +11 / -25 )

Out of 8,797 tests, so almost 50% positive amongst tested.

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As well protected as the athletes were @wanderlust 7:13pm that bit of decorum has perhaps, officially ended. - So much for ‘Respect for the dead’ and their mourners.

- “The 18 deaths were of somebody's fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters, not just a statistic.” -

Tokyo reports 4,200 coronavirus cases; Nationwide 18 deaths; 15,813 reported cases across Japan

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

18 deaths? OK. How about the number of deaths from covid that occurred at home, or in hospitals with no beds designated for covid or people who have had no autopsies?

The government are pulling out all the tricks in the book to skew the statistics, preventing as many people as possible from getting hospital treatment and testing.

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Out of 8,797 tests, so almost 50% positive amongst tested.

Where are all gone this 600000 olympic tests now?

Why not testing the japanese public now in these way ????

ok then thr ferry tail of 18 death would collaps even for the stupidest person.

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Those deaths are associated with numbers from two week ago. If a victim get COVIDI9 and death is a result, 95% will die within 2 weeks. I think number of National COVID19 cases were around 4000 2 weeks ago. So in 2 weeks time the death numbers will be around the 80 per day if todays national COVID19 cases numbers is around 16,000 per day.

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TokyoiteToday  07:04 pm JST

18 deaths.

Well things don't look good for the next month

severe symptoms in Tokyo jumped by 21 to 197, health officials said. The nationwide figure soared to 1,332, up 102 from Tuesday.

Severe cases up by over 60% in one week!

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John-SanToday  07:38 pm JST

Those deaths are associated with numbers from two week ago. If a victim get COVIDI9 and death is a result, 95% will die within 2 weeks. I think number of National COVID19 cases were around 4000 2 weeks ago. So in 2 weeks time the death numbers will be around the 80 per day if todays national COVID19 cases numbers is around 16,000 per day.

That's a big claim. What are you basing this on?

How did you factor in vaccinations in your detailed analysis?

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

Curious as to “which” is ‘cocking someone’s hammer’:

the observations or, the correct form for the ‘numbers’ daily headline?

“As well protected as the athletes, … that bit of decorum has perhaps, officially ended.

So much for ‘Respect for the dead’ and their mourners.” -

Tokyo reports 4,200 coronavirus cases; Nationwide 18 deaths; 15,813 reported cases across Japan

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Not a “conspiracy” @GdTokyo 7:59pm but perhaps the “pattern” is 3:45-4:30pm on a “lower” day and 5:45-6:55pm on a “higher day”:

Nationwide 18 CoVid related deaths across Japan; Tokyo reports 4,200 coronavirus cases; 15,813 reported nationally

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joffyToday  08:06 pm JST

A 60% rise in severe cases in one week.

Severe is severe old or not!

And in Tokyo severe cases do not include ICU covid only intubated or machine assisted breathing.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

NHK news was basically saying in a week or so don't be hoping to get accepted by a hospital.

How long did the Japanese government have to get ready for this and the did nothing.

No planning for the worst case scenario.

Makes my blood boil

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For Those Seeking Vaccination Sites in Japan,

https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/search/

Find an inoculation venue| Corona Vaccine Navi | Ministry of Health, (mhlw.go.jp)

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JtsnoseToday  08:28 pm JST

You post this every day but one problem.

Most places are no longer taking appointments.

Otemachi is full in less than an hour after opening for new appointments.

My ward in Tokyo has no more vaccine and is taking appointments.

I tried logging in to other Ward to get my son with a chronic health problem vaccinated even his surgeon tried and no luck.

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JtsnoseToday  08:28 pm JST

Oh and it is now going to be even more difficult to get vaccinated as shortages increase and as corporations are now basically finish their 50 million doses in far faster time than the government.

Of the 100 million doses given to date well over 45 million were give out to employees and family of Large corporations.

So expect very slow vaccination from now on.

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The community spread of the delta variant is far far higher than the daily reported numbers, yesterday I reported about the clusters at shinjuku Isetan and Hanshin Umeda osaka department stores which are just the tip of the iceberg, there are thousands of smaller clusters occurring, we were made to believe department stores are safe which has turned out to be false, there is very high likelihood that there are hundreds or even thousands of transmission in the parked commuting trains. Yes. It is true people don't talk in the train but with zero distancing and the fact that people are breathing the highly infectious delta variant is infecting with impunity. The spread of the delta variant has reached an uncontrollable stage, if it was a boxing match the government would have thrown in the towel. The lower number of cases due to low tests numbers is giving people false impression that the situation is not bad when compared to other countries that test massively.

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The community spread of the delta variant is far far higher than the daily reported numbers,

This also means that the rate of deaths/serious illness as a percentage of total cases is far lower than reported. And it will continue to drop as vaccinations progress.

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SteveToday  08:48 pm JST

The community spread of the delta variant is far far higher than the daily reported numbers,

This also means that the rate of deaths/serious illness as a percentage of total cases 

No it means many cases will go uncounted and die without diagnosis or being in officially covid wards.

The invisible covid cases and deaths.

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This also means that the rate of deaths/serious illness as a percentage of total cases is far lower than reported. And it will continue to drop as vaccinations progress.

Do you care to explain because what you are saying is contrary to what I wrote.

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No it means many cases will go uncounted and die without diagnosis or being in officially covid wards.

Yeah, yeah, so I keep hearing... all those deaths the government keeps covering up. As long as the gym and bars stay open, I'm happy. Thank god Japan doesn't have power to enforce real lockdowns.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Tokyoite: I hope I am wrong. Wait there is more within 2 weeks time the Para Olympics will start. Hospitals are doubling up with non infected and infected children right now because working single mothers are more exposed and make up more than normal part of the hospitalisations and Grandparent are prevent from minding the Grandchildren.

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Let’s make it clear that there is no conspiracy to hide case numbers or deaths however much it is claimed here. Yes, Steve is correct, the death rate is very low due to vaccinations and the delta variant possibly being less deadly that others.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Today only two short remarks… Living with corona is no option and has never been, at least this should be obvious even with ‘only’ 18 dead counts today, but the sum is already over 15,000. All those people won’t live even a second with the virus anymore. Another discussion often observed, comparing Influenza and Covid-19. That’s of course bare of any logic, as you have to sum up both risks and outcomes of those two diseases. You also wouldn’t compare death from cancer or traffic accidents, but quickly realize that the number of victims have to be added. So far by now…

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Fyi, for your own peace of mind, I saw instant antigen tests for active coronavirus sold in my local drug store about 1500 yen.

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If the government is really "hiding the bodies" as some have come to believe, then please explain the massive fall in the number of deaths since earlier in the year.

Back in February 2021 more than 120 deaths were recorded on some days, and today it less than 20% of that.

Is "hiding the bodies" a new thing?

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

And it will continue to drop as vaccinations progress.

Idiocy. The cases keep on growing, thanks to dangerous government policies and trolls spewing crap like this.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Is "hiding the bodies" a new thing?

No, making patients die from their homes despite having available hospital beds and not making field hospitals is.

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