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Tokyo reports 421 coronavirus cases; 760 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 421 new cases of the coronavirus, down 149 from Saturday. Osaka recorded 760 cases, 158 down from Saturday.

In Tokyo, the number (233 men and 188 women) is the result of 8,233 tests conducted on April 8. By age group, people in their 20s (138 cases) and their 30s (78) accounted for the highest numbers, while 59 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 39, up two from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 520.

The number of reported cases nationwide as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,777. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (229), Saitama (139), Kanagawa (132), Aichi (129), Chiba (98), Okinawa (93), Kyoto (81), Nara (66), Fukuoka (52), Nagano (45), Ibaraki (43), Miyagi (43), Okayama (42), Wakayama (28), Ehime (24) and Shizuoka (24).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 16.

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Next week will probably be in the 1000s.

2 ( +12 / -10 )

That’s about the running 5% positivity rate. However, the 3 regions surrounding Tokyo are increasing as well, just like the last “wave”.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Eek!

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@Ricky

Up Up Up and away!

Can it be that you are a little bit confused about today's numbers?

Test amounts are higher than yesterday, and cases are lower than yesterday.

down 149 from Saturday.

*People who are hospitalized with severe symptoms nationwide are about 520. (Numbers will be updated later)*

520 among a population of 124.000.000

There is nothing more to say for today!

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Next week will probably be in the 1000s.

You are dead wrong, there is no way it will be allowed to reach 1000 with the Olympics

approaching. The number will hover below 600 and that can be achieved easily by keeping

the tests numbers low. Don't you find it strange that all of a sudden Osaka has decided to tests

more than Tokyo and taken the focus away from Tokyo that has an olympic to host.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

total shut down.

-3 ( +11 / -14 )

for comparison:

total tested in Osaka 9,204 in 4/8

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Sunday numbers should be compared to Sunday numbers. Last Sunday Osaka announced 380 positives, so it has doubled in a week. If it doubles again this week the hospitals will be in trouble.

Once those new variants migrate to Tokyo the same thing will happen.

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it does appearing to me that the troublesome osaka mayor is taking this more seriously and is slowing infection rate in osaka. this is good. i am happy that we can see improvement in the overall cases both osaka and tokyo, with Suga-san and Koike-san in charge there

-17 ( +0 / -17 )

Osaka highest numbers for a Sunday! Tokyo and also other areas not looking good at all! Waiting for more to come, even though I don't wish for it!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

These numbers still reflect the difficulty of convincing your attending physician to order a COVID19 test. You have to have all the symptoms, PLUS have either traveled overseas or been in contact with someone who was or who also tested positive. If not, the sensei doesn't order the test, and you go home with some meds from the pharmacy. The numbers always have been artificially low here because they aren't testing at the rate that other advanced countries do.

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other advanced countries

Is Japan advanced though?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Sal Affist

These numbers still reflect the difficulty of convincing your attending physician to order a COVID19 test. You have to have all the symptoms, PLUS have either traveled overseas or been in contact with someone who was or who also tested positive. If not, the sensei doesn't order the test, and you go home with some meds from the pharmacy. The numbers always have been artificially low here because they aren't testing at the rate that other advanced countries do.

This. But you forgot to add, that if you make the mistake and say you wore a mask, you're denied as well.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

i am happy that we can see improvement in the overall cases both osaka and tokyo, with Suga-san and Koike-san in charge there

Lol...LDP comedy gold as usual.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Got a Big Brother watching you?

Look for kisha clubs in Japan and japanese freedom of press ranking by reporters without borders.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

If the figures in this Japan Times article are correct, the number of available vaccines today at the start of the much-heralded vaccine rollout is beyond PATHETIC.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/04/11/national/covid-19-japan-vaccinations-vaccines-elderly-health/

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It's incredible that so many people posting on here go along with what is reported by the government and media without asking, questioning how these numbers are made up from. The CDC and the WHO have succeeded since the start by providing false numbers of deaths, accurate testing results and causes for hospitalizations, examples being age, health conditions before being diagnosis with virus and recovery percent of hospitalizations.

PCR testing has been flawed and inaccurate, yet this is almost ignored in reports made by entities that are thought to be unquestionable sources of information.

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And according to the same Japan Time, article 1.5 million medics have been vaccinated since February—what is that daily rate? 

Well, giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming they started on 28 February, that's 1 + 31 + 12 days = 44 days of vaccinations. 1,500,000/44 = 34,090 medics vaccinated/day. Which is doubly pathetic for a group that really should be able to vaccinate itself if given access to vaccines.

Now, assuming unlimited vaccine availability, how long to vaccinate 36 million wrinklies (I am one) at the same rate? 36,000,000/34,090 = 1058 days! Even if they triple the medic's rate to 100,000 a day, it's still 360 days. To reach the target of end of June, it's about 500,000 a day or about 13 TIMES more people EVERY day than when medics were vaccinated! It's been doable in some countries but Japan has NOT proved it's doable here so far.

And this is not including the remaining 95 million non-wrinkly Japanese.

I'd forget end of June guys—the government is pushing propaganda. 

And if you are a non-wrinkly, don't plan on anything before 2022.

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@Robert Hancock

All the info is right here.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/vaccine_sesshujisseki.html

Right now they're averaging at about 43,000 vaccinated a day so it's only going to take 837 days.

It's not that bad, mate. /s

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Ummmm—do the maths

125,000,000/43,000 = 2906 days or 7.9 years!

You think is "not that bad"?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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