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Tokyo reports 4,764 new coronavirus cases; record high 2,702 in Okinawa

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 4,764 new coronavirus cases, up 313 from Tuesday and up 1,765 from last Wednesday.

Okinawa Prefecture reported a record high 2,702 cases.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is eight, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 163, up five from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 45,957. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (3,679), Hokkaido (3,259), Aichi (2,729), Okinawa, Fukuoka (2,403), Kanagawa (2,340), Saitama (1,910), Hyogo (1,902), Hiroshima (1,451), Chiba (1,323), Shizuoka (1,168), Kyoto (1,061), Okayama (1,035), Miyazaki (790), Kumamoto (732), Kagoshima (730), Ishikawa (625), Miyagi (623), Gifu (612), Fukushima (595), Ibaraki (595), Nagasaki (569), Mie (556), Niigata (553), Tochigi (550), Kagawa (481), Gunma (446), Nagano (445), Oita (435), Nara (385), Saga (369), Shiga (355), Fukui (339), Yamaguchi (331), Iwate (314), Akiya (262), Yamagata (261), Kochi (249) and Ehime (237).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 41.

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Wow! Okinawa is really letting it rip!

-18 ( +2 / -20 )

Okinawa now highlighted, situation must be getting really bad

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

@Reckless

Wow! Okinawa is really letting it rip!

The whole country has been letting it rip for months, we just don't see the reality due to low testing. That being said, the relatively high numbers are not unusual of the Omicron variant and it's sub-variants, and we should not be overly concerned. Africa's been through it, Europe's been through it, North America's been through it, the rest of the world's been through it. It's Japan's time to realise that Covid in some form is here to stay, and the sooner they get back to pre-2019 living the better things will be.

-5 ( +12 / -17 )

Japan's time to realise that Covid in some form is here to stay, and the sooner they get back to pre-2019 living the better things will be.

Japan is slowly realising, as you see in other articles about dropping masks and allowing in more foreigners and tourists in small groups. Even though you see numbers rising (meaningless anyway) Japan is not rolling in restrictions for it, they’re actually announcing a drop in them - happy days :)

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

Told you so, only ZeroCovid is good Covid.

-20 ( +4 / -24 )

And two of those in Okinawa are me and the missus. Doesn't seem like a big deal though, fever normal and almost zero symptoms after three days.

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Told you so, only ZeroCovid is good Covid.

Go to China then. Come back to us when you will be fed up for being treated there like a slave.

1 ( +12 / -11 )

And two of those in Okinawa are me and the missus. Doesn't seem like a big deal though, fever normal and almost zero symptoms after three days

Tell that to the 3 that died today. Everyone is different! Also for the sake of those around you, the one's you know and dont, take precautions, not for you, for THEM! You never know, YOU could be the cause of someone dying because of it!

-12 ( +6 / -18 )

Numbers arent scaring people anymore, until they catch it! And while many have mild to no symptoms, there are plenty that are really sick.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

I'm not trying to make nothing of covid, I just note that with all the thousands of cases reported in Tokyo, only eight are seriously ill:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

2 ( +9 / -7 )

And Yubaru, just for your information, we are quarantined and not going anywhere until we are OK to move. My intention was just to give people a little hope. With the shots and the medication available, for many people covid is not much more than a heavy cold.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

It’s ok @BertieWooster, you don’t need to apologise or feel bad for not dying when catching an airborne virus. Glad your symptoms are mild, mine were too - rest up.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

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