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Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 435 new coronavirus cases, down four from Thursday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 386.4.

People in their 20s (167 cases) and their 30s (79) accounted for the highest numbers, while 43 cases were aged 60 and older.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, down four from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 942, down 73 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 1,937. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (220), Aichi (149), Okinawa (145), Hokkaido (145), Osaka (134), Chiba (113), Saitama (87), Fukuoka (58), Hyogo (46), Yamanashi (40), Shizuoka (40) and Hiroshima (34).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 64.


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So, 435 it is this time?

Tests conducted?

Once again little to almost no information.

Just go ahead and keep those "numbers" down, "Olympics ante portas"!

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@klausdorth

Tests conducted?

6210 PCR Tested in Tokyo on 6/8

Which is down 1,985 PCR Tested in Tokyo from 6/7

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Klaus and Skipp

Think it’s time to end these accusations regarding the figures. The numbers are falling and life is returning to normal. Time to resume normality and be thankful we are in a country that hasn’t been hit too hard by the virus.

-19 ( +8 / -27 )

This is very good news. Plus, vaccines are hitting 1M jabs per day. There is no rational way to argue that things are getting worse in Japan. We have been fortunate to live in such a free country. It looks like they may just pull off the Olympics without major issues. Hopefully lots of fans too. Think positive because that is the direction this is going in.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, down four two from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 942, down 73 from Thursday.

Now what would the true number of those 3 hospital with covid be if they were still counting those with covid in hospital but not in "officially" designated could wards as was being done prior to June 2nd.

On June 2, the ministry announced it would no longer include Covid-19 patients waiting for admittance or treated in “general beds” that are not registered as coronavirus-specific when determining bed occupancy. The new guideline decreased the number of stage 4 prefectures with a bed occupancy over 50% from 20 prefectures to 11. The hospital bed occupancy rate is one of several indicators the Japanese government uses to monitor the pandemic and issue or revoke state of emergency orders. 

Some here wanted proof of manipulation of the numbers!

Well here is a great example!

Now the comeback will be to ignore that and say something about number of deaths can't be faked or some other deflection of the fact the government just manipulated the hospitalisation figures.

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Yes, right, the numbers are falling - concerning the tests!

And when (or if) you go to "Our World in Data" you will see what is (not) happening in Japan compared with other countries playing in the same league.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

High positivity rate still. The number is still in a dangerous range.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

@antiquesaving You showed an article on hospital bed occupancy rates, not cases. Are you saying the situation is getting worse in Japan? With 1M daily shots administered, how is the situation getting worse? If one looks at this logically (and not emotionally), the Corona infection rate in Japan will continue to decrease. It is common sense. It happened in all other countries where vaccines given. Just because you have no love for the Japanese government doesn't mean they can't do something right (albeit later than many wanted.)

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Omg I am so surprised the numbers go down when the weather is warmer and the numbers go up when the weather changes from hot to cold.

What does the media think? Do they think we are stupid or are they stupid?

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

The number of serious cases is down 73 and number of deaths is 64 first time in a very long time that the number of deaths is lower than the reductions in serious cases meaning some of the serious cases recovered based on the assumption the less serious cases are less unlikely to suddenly pass away.

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Just noticed Osaka and Hyogo numbers, very low again. Pleasing to me living in Osaka and travelling through Hyogo often.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

@objective

Might as well read the news about it see for yourself if spin is warranted:

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0007465216

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 You showed an article on hospital bed occupancy rates, not cases

The argument is that Japan is not manipulating the numbers

You and others believe the government is being honest with their testing.

Here we show you they are manipulating the number of sick in hospital band how they are doing it and your reaction is they aren't doing the same with testing.

So what makes testing so special they wouldn't manipulate them as we have seen with the falsification of the number that are hospitalised?

You expect people to think "oh they are not counting all the covid in hospital but are honest on testing".

Would you like to buy rainbow bridge? I will give you a good deal, trust me I own it!

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, down four two from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 942, down 73 from Thursday.

I'm paying a special attention to it, and a bit relieved that a three digit number has come for nationwide.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

And the few deaths are mostly of the very elderly with numerous co-morbidities. 99.X% make a full recovery .

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

You showed an article on hospital bed occupancy rates, not cases. Are you saying the situation is getting worse in Japan? With 1M daily shots administered, how is the situation getting worse?...

That's the thing I've been pointing out for days now that that's simply not true. Japan has so far never really administered 1 million doses in one day. I'll just post a copy of my comment from June 10 that explains in detail why this claim is wrong.

Wrong, there have never been 1M doses per day. I actually went through the trouble and analyzed the official numbers (https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html).

The number for the medical workers is the same on the website and in the PDF, so no issues here. The number for the elderly on the website on any given day is different from the number in the PDF though.

But why is that the case? They don't always receive the correct number for doses administered and update the data accordingly. By comparing the PDF from yesterday (June 9) with the one from today it becomes quite apparent. For the ease of reading the numbers I provide here, I'll use T for the numbers from today's PDF, Y for the one from yesterday and D for the difference.

June 8 - T: 570,345 Y: 477,465 D: 92,880

June 7 - T: 546,155 Y: 511,844 D: 34,311

June 6 - T: 467,000 Y: 429,746 D: 37,254

The further back the date is the lower the difference becomes though. If you add up the differences for all the days, you end up with 370,059 doses that have been added to the other dates. Now when you look at the website, it says that 844,543 doses have been administered to the elderly on June 9. If you substract the 370,059 that have been added to the other days, you actually end up with the 474,484 for June 9, which is exactly the same number you'll find for that date in the PDF.

So as of yet we have 641,868 new doses for June 9 and not the 1,011,927 the website wants to make one believe. Yesterday there have been a total of 732,267 doses if you consider the updated numbers. Despite the numbers from June 6 to June 8 there is not necessarily an increase in doses administered either. They are actually are in line with the numbers from about one week ago, so it remains to be seen if the numbers will increase further.

The question now is if someone didn't think it through when he set up the website or if it is done deliberately to make it seem like they are administering more vaccine than they really are.

No matter how often people taunt that 1 million, even with updated numbers they have only reached about 800.00 so far per day. Just because you got the data that another 400.000 doses or something have been administered in the weeks before, doesn't mean that you can just add them on top to the last day and make it look like you're administering more per day than you are.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, down four two from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 942, down 73 from Thursday.

I'm paying a special attention to it, and a bit relieved that a three digit number has come for nationwide.

Only one problem,

That 3 digit number is falsified.

The true number would be counting all those in hospital with covid as was being done prior to June 2nd

On June 2, the ministry announced it would no longer include Covid-19 patients waiting for admittance or treated in “general beds” that are not registered as coronavirus-specific when determining bed occupancy. The new guideline decreased the number of stage 4 prefectures with a bed occupancy over 50% from 20 prefectures to 11. The hospital bed occupancy rate is one of several indicators the Japanese government uses to monitor the pandemic and issue or revoke state of emergency orders. 

Basically the government overnight decided to stop counting any covid patient not in a Covid designated ward.

Dropping the number of people in hospital with covid by approximately 20% despite the actually being in hospital with covid.

This would be like me saying I only have ¥8,000 on me because that is what is in my wallet but having another ¥2,000 in my pocket next to my wallet and not counting it as being on me.

As my CA/CPA father would say: "this is what is called creative accounting".

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@Antiquesaving So in your opinion, are things getting worse or are they getting better? You seem quite displeased with the obvious improving situation. Best to look beyond emotions when reaching a conclusion. Your assumptions (conspiracies) on "actual" Covid cases/deaths are only that. I am basing my optimism on published numbers which is more solid than what you are basing your pessimism on.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

The numbers are getting better - everyone believes the government is manipulating the numbers.

The numbers are getting worse - they must be correct, everyone blames the government.

People will never be happy.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

I caught on the nightly news on one of the networks that infections are increasing in Kanagawa, it seems because there are many restaurants and bars that are mostly flouting the "quasi" emergency measures staying open late and serving alcohol into the wee hours, and it seems that Tokyoites are traveling there to go out. Kanagawa might be in store for a state of emergency, even though the infection rate might be falling in Tokyo.

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Hilarious that the same people come here day after day making the same arguments about some arbitrary figure the goby comes up with. Seriously, move on

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Bed occupancy rate refers to number of beds prepared for covid cases that are (actually) occupied.

The previous counting rules the govt employed didn't correctly result in that, which were actually estimates for total number of beds used if all patients needing beds were already accommodated. Iirc stopcovid (website tracking bed occupancy) was accurate in referring to it as estimate.

Govt decided to use actual occupancy rate instead of estimated occupancy rate and changed counting rule/s accordingly.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

"The numbers are getting better - everyone believes the government is manipulating the numbers.

The numbers are getting worse - they must be correct, everyone blames the government.

People will never be happy."

Just the people who can't be objective about Japan.

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