Tokyo reports 4,384 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 30,157


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 4,384 new coronavirus cases, down 3,515 from Sunday and down 160 from last Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29, down two from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 505, down five from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 30,157. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most numbers were Kanagawa (3,055), Saitama (2,883), Chiba (2,042), Hokkaido (1,577), Ibaraki (1,424), Osaka (1,241), Aichi (1,074), Hyogo (996), Hiroshima (789), Kyoto (575), Shizuoka (517), Okinawa (508), Niigata (420), Nagano (400), Tochigi (393), Mie (363), Fukushima (363), Gifu (346), Kumamoto (344), Kagoshima (322), Okayama (317), Miyazaki (300), Saga (293), Miyagi (282), Shiga (271), Nara (254), Oita (250), Aomori (250), Gunma (231), Ishikawa (203) and Fukui (171).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 45.

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Numbers staying low. I hope lots and lots of people are out living life normally, having their ohanami parties, and generally having a good time.

Bye bye corona!

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Travelling back home tonight. Really believe this is the best time to do so. This is the window we didn't know we had back in September 2021.

It won't be long before another variant emerges and causes mass panic regardless of virulence or ability to spread. Remember how long it took to effectively assess omicron? And you had instant border closures in the meantime.

There's still plenty of letters left in the Greek alphabet.

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CommodoreFlag - safe travels… very jealous and fingers crossed that this is not just a window… and I don’t regret not utilizing it!

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Japan will be masked up forever.

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CommodoreFlag I will be flying out next Friday as well and I totally agree with you.

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@Commodore, definitely right time to do it. I got back beginning of last month and Russia almost ruined my flight back rather than covid, couldn’t predict that one. Smooth trip nonetheless, nothing like the mania Japan has about covid rules and regs getting back in.

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Enjoy your trip mate.

Think it’s correct that things will be ok until/if another variant appears, we need to live with Covid now.

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Alpha , Delta , Omicron…. With each new variant, they are much more contagious and much more deadly than the previous one. These are just basic indisputable facts as they pertain to Japan. And no !!! Only the morbidly obese, elderly or unfortunate people born with diabetes are not the only victims . It’s beyond time for the selfish and highly irresponsible minority to join the majority of responsible adults. Herd immunity does not exist with Covid. Those still whining about getting on with or learning to live with Covid must not be living in Japan. If so , then get outta your closets , go outside and then come back and post exactly what you’re being restricted from doing .

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Serious question... What is it exactly that you are trying to achieve with your daily repetition? I mean, what do you want people to do differently? You're not calling for a lockdown or restrictions. As best I can gather, all you want is for people to get vaccinated and remain fearful...? News flash. Anyone who wants to get vaccinated has already done it. Your daily dose of fear mongering isn't going to convince them. As for the remain fearful part... why? How do you see that improving things?

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Oh my bad . Since the beginning I have called for a hard lockdown. It’s still not too late . But those constantly whining about restrictions must not reside in Japan. What you spin as “fear mongering” is just that … spin . I suppose I could ask the sane questions? What are you trying to achieve by telling people to just be reckless, dangerous, and outright selfish with other’s health?

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And what exactly do you want to achieve with a hard lockdown? What's your game plan? What are the rules of the hard lockdown? How long does it last? When do we know it's safe to end your hard lockdown.

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If you want a hard lockdown maybe be go to China because that is the only country crazy enough to do that. Here in Japan we will try our best Steven to live with this but for some reason you consider that to be irresponsible. I agree with the others. It’s hard to know what you want. I don’t think you know.

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I subjected myself to an experimental mRNA vaccine for coronavirus 3 times, and after that I do not support a hard lockdown. The vaccines seem to work reasonably well with some side effects and very unfortunate collateral deaths. If there was no vaccine and no therapies, and Ebola-like death rates then I would definitely support a hard lockdown.

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Have Japan ever done a Covid test with a significant sample of population?

Has Japan measured the spread on public transportation, schools and offices?

Has Japan ever released scientific reports to back the government's measures?

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Blah blah blah who cares! There is no Covid variant in Japan that is any different from Covid in any other part of the world. People should stop freaking out and the news outlets shouldn’t make daily infection numbers top story news.

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Call it however you like.

It's been done multiple times on must European countries.

You can easily check their results.

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Steven Mccarthy

Alpha , Delta , Omicron…. With each new variant, they are much more contagious and much more deadly than the previous one. These are just basic indisputable facts a

....less deadly than the previous variants. Which is actually the natural way virus pandemics develop.

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I agree with Steven Mccarthy. A lockdown (Western Style not Chinese style) is the way to go really get this thing under control.

Call it however you like.

It's been done multiple times on must European countries.

You can easily check their results.

absolutely. and in Canada too. The reason Japan doesn't do it is because they don't want to fork out money to the masses continuously like the Europeans and the Canadians did.

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