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Tokyo reports 4,392 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,284

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 4,392 new coronavirus cases, down 682 from Saturday. It is the highest figure for a Sunday and 97 more than last Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 4,732.9.

People in their 20s (1,341 cases), their 30s (845) and their 40s (711) accounted for the highest numbers, while 761 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 271, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,891, up three from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 22,284. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (2,524), Osaka (2,221), Saitama (1,696), Chiba (1,246), Aichi (1,202), Fukuoka (1,144), Hyogo (1,039), Okinawa (586), Kyoto (542), Hokkaido (529), Shizuoka (479), Mie (432), Ibaraki (336), Hiroshima (333), Gunma (301), Gifu (276), Okayam (246), Oita (206), Miyagi (198), Tochigi (195), Nara (194), Kumamoto (175), Kagoshima (160), Shiga (152), Nagano (122), Miyazaki (116) and Toyama (105).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 24.

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On August 21 , number of nationwide case-patients requiring inpatient care : 203,540 (+ 10,185)

9 ( +14 / -5 )

Number of deaths in Tokyo : 8 (4 80s, 1 70s, 2 60s and 1 30s)

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Vaccine rates are increasing - the government needs to publish only the hospitalizations/deaths rather than focusing on cases.

-16 ( +11 / -27 )

The cases are decreasing, the government measures are working.

Didn't I tell you to be patient!

-41 ( +7 / -48 )

The cases are decreasing, the government measures are working.

They aren't, and they aren't.

26 ( +38 / -12 )

The cases are decreasing, the government measures are working.

Can you read? This is the highest number of cases in Tokyo on a Sunday ever.

25 ( +35 / -10 )

Vaccine rates are increasing - the government needs to publish only the hospitalizations/deaths rather than focusing on cases.

what about the sick at home/hotel waiting for a hospital rate?

16 ( +24 / -8 )

Print daily vaccination numbers please Media. It would be more constructive.

-21 ( +9 / -30 )

If you print daily vaccination numbers, daily cases, daily hospitalizations, the picture looks better than it looks if you just focus on daily case numbers.

-23 ( +6 / -29 )

Larr FlintToday  05:13 pm JST

The cases are decreasing, the government measures are working.

Didn't I tell you to be patient

The only thing decreasing are the number of tests down on average between 15% and 20% from the same days as last week.

So when the testing numbers are released tomorrow expect not much more than 10,000 test seeing last week was 13,000.

This is only Tokyo. The rest like Osaka have increased testing as has Kanagawa, etc...

16 ( +22 / -6 )

Pretty high for a Sunday! Latest by Wednesday it will probably look worse again. Wonder how many tests were performed. 10.000 or even less?

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the government measures are working.

What kind of measures please? Looking out of the window and countinf the clouds ?

13 ( +17 / -4 )

If you print daily vaccination numbers, daily cases, daily hospitalizations, the picture looks better than it looks if you just focus on daily case numbers.

"No bad news please, I'm fragile!"

5 ( +11 / -6 )

I laugh at the folks who say we should be concentrating at the hospitalization and severely sick count - of course once hospitals are full, which they are, those 2 numbers stop going up.

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@Simian Lane

If you print daily vaccination numbers, daily cases, daily hospitalizations, the picture looks better than it looks if you just focus on daily case numbers.

Focus on daily case numbers are fearmongering news and sheers the paranoia and panic.

Increasing daily vaccination are good news.

The media exists only on fearmongering and panic news.

Therefore they will never report good news like increasing vaccination numbers.

-24 ( +3 / -27 )

@ SteveinJapan and Simian Lane

As pointed by @nonu6976 ; hospitalization is not a relevant figure anymore as it does not reflect people which should be hospitalized but only people getting lucky enough to get a bed.

Among others on that subjects :

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14423249

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14422783

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14422750

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They aren't, and they aren't.

The numbers are leveling off despite of the government's policies. These virus curves don't go up forever. Naturally they level off and decrease, and that's what you're starting to see here.

-24 ( +4 / -28 )

nonu6976Today  05:31 pm JST

I laugh at the folks who say we should be concentrating at the hospitalization and severely sick count - of course once hospitals are full, which they are, those 2 numbers stop going up.

Oh but when you point out that the fantasy if severe cases are all 70 years old is in fact false well then they don't want to hear that.

Severe cases are now 271.

The last time Tokyo released the break down of severe cases was July 28.

At that time there were 80 cases 47 of them were between 39 and 59 years old.

And according the the doctors in this article the number of severe cases in their 40s and 50s has only increased.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210802/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

Note that in Tokyo severe cases are classified as those of assisted breathing machines.

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jderToday  05:37 pm JST

They aren't, and they aren't.

The numbers are leveling off despite of the government's policies. These virus curves don't go up forever. Naturally they level off and decrease, and that's what you're starting to see here.

Interesting that the numbers are only "leveling off" in Tokyo and that only Tokyo is reducing testing compared to the same days last week.

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@antiquesaving

sorry, you lost me a little with your reply.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

@clippetycIop

I see vaccination details reported in / on the news every single day. Personally,

I guess Simian Lane wants, that in case the media says, Tokyo reports 4392 new cases, he additional wants And Tokyo reports 50.352 new vaccinations were given today.

Something like that, I guess.

I am able to handle bad news and not let it ruin my happy clappy day like some fragile folks here

Same here!

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

The micro state of San Marino seems to have conquered the virus. No infections in over 2 weeks. No mask, social distancing or vaccine certificates required. Anyone can go. If they stay a night in a local hotel, they can get the vaccine San Marino is using.

San Marino has the 10th worst Covid death toll per capita in the world. Whatever they did/are doing has been a disaster.

Poor example to be using.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Note that in Tokyo severe cases are classified as those of assisted breathing machines.

And

ONLY Deaths that are under the care of a Doctor and/or a RN are counted in the official statistics.

Fuji rock fest is going on as we speak and 150,000 school kids are attending the Paralympics soon.

Japan is a disaster.

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government doesn't do widespread community testing. There is barely any contract tracing, and the definition of a close contact is less stringent than other countries. If the number of tests are going down, it's because fewer people are being tested at medical institutions. The situation is by no means improving, however. The 7 day average is the highest it's been. We can't assume that this wave has plateaued just yet. The effective reproduction rate is still over 1. In order to curb infections it needs to be less than 1. The consistently high 7 day average seems to indicate that each carrier is infecting an additional person.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

People in their 20s (1,341 cases), their 30s (845) and their 40s (711) accounted for the highest numbers, while 761 cases were aged under 19.

Or, in other words, the exact age range seen in pictures of Fuji Rock this weekend. Record numbers of infections, record numbers of hospitalizations, record numbers of people in critical condition and...the Paralympics and a music festival. Priorities here are just beyond comprehension.

I would love a news organization to interview 100 people at Fuji Rock and ask their vaccination status, and/or if they know the status of those in attendance with them or of those around them. Heck, I'd love to see test results from a random sample of 1000 attendees each day and see how many test positive.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 4,392 new coronavirus cases, down 682 from Saturday.

Why do you continue to report this data in such an unproductive way? The number of tests fluctuates daily with no reason. Do you feel that the daily increase or decrease in new cases is good reporting?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

As one additional comment, it would really be useful if the Japanese National Government would publish a comprehensive breakdown of each Prefecture in the country and the "nuances" particular to them.

For example, I have repeatedly read comments and such that Tokyo will refuse testing on individuals who "only" have fatigue and/or a sore throat, but in other parts of the country those two ailments are enough to warrant testing. There also seems to be wildly different criteria for what constitutes serious illness, with Tokyo apparently only listing those on ventilators, and other parts of the country including anyone who needs hospitalization.

How hard is it for a national government to establish a set of guidelines and criteria by which the entire country must follow? How in the world can a country that has an almost religious-like obsession with certifications and bureaucratic regulations be unable to standardize this pandemic?

At the very least put forth a spreadsheet that breaks everything down so the public can understand. Then you won't have people in Fukuoka interpreting Tokyo data based on how Fukuoka reports, and you wouldn't have Tokyo people viewing Nagoya data based on how Tokyo reports.

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Also like to see how many people have been hospitalised / died due to the vaccination while you're about it...so we can compare..

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

nationwide tally 22,284

Last Sunday: 17,832

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Fuji Rock Fest is live on YouTube. Three stages.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I got my first shot today.

Will I turn into a Zombie?

Well, I guess time will tell.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

this is a news site that tells you the news, it does what what it is supposed to do . Every day you ask for more information ( breakdown of ages, percentages of this that and the other) most of you that ask this already have this information already from government sites but still bleat on about Japan today not posting it .

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This is no longer a pandemic, its an endemic and everyone will just need to get use to it.

Build up your immune system or get the vaccine. If your healthy and under 70 years old you have a 99.99% chance of getting better.

Enough is enough.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

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1 ( +4 / -3 )

Line has the number of vaccinations carried out each day, and in total, locally for those wanting this figure.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

5k is the current benchmark so, daily fluctuations are expected for the next few weeks. - “*Bleating*” is the ‘sound of sheep’ yet, *be assured, 90% of commenters here are NOT ‘sheep’*.

*- “this is a news[?] site that tells you the news[??], it does what what[???] it is supposed to do[????] . - *

Many here would just prefer a one-stop sufficient ‘news’ source …

- “Every day you ask for more info ( breakdown of ages, %’s of this that and the other) most of you that ask this already have this information already from government sites but still bleat on about Japan today not posting it .” -

without having do a volume of additional research about every story. While strong on some topics, there’s always room for improvement.

“*most of you that ask this already have this information already from government sites but still bleat [?????] on about Japan today not posting it .” - * (No need to be rude to other readers.) -

Anything short of ‘thorough reporting’ is ‘just a Blog’ and NOT ‘real journalism’. (IF some are not happy, perhaps the minority should ‘just be content with the story’s content’ and move past the peripheral?)

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Numbers in all and any category are available thru various sites - simple use of Google reveals such.

Spikes are in two week cycles. Which will diminish towards the end of the month. With even a modicum of heeding to protocols, numbers will flatten end of August, into September.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

I've mentioned this several times now, but I think one of the major problems is the government's lack of any economic stimulus or other safeguards/support for people who are in difficult situations. Giving everyone 150,000 Yen last year was helpful, as was allowing deferred-interest loans and housing subsidies to those who qualified.

Does anyone know if the government is still doing the 60% salary compensation thing for companies? I mean that was a great strategy to reduce the burden on companies that saw reduced business. Without that kind of support, companies have to get money somewhere (i.e. from normal business operations). That in turn means more people on trains, more stores open, more people going into stores, etc.

It just saddens me that instead of offering at least the same elements of support people had last year during the first SOE, there is virtually nothing at all now, when the situation is infinitly more serious and people may truly need it.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

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