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Tokyo reports 436 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,652

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 436 new coronavirus cases, down 36 from Friday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 440.3.

People in their 20s (127 cases) and their 30s (96) accounted for the highest numbers, while 46 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 62, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,157, down 41 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,652. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkkaido (276), Okinawa (261), Kanagawa (224), Aichi (218), Osaka (174), Chiba (137), Saitama (119), Fukuoka (85), Hyogo (81), Shizuoka (50), Kyoto (49), Yamanashi (47), Hiroshima (47), Kagoshima (47) and Gifu (43).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 54.

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The highest number of cases are always among those in their 20s and 30s. You've gotta wonder how many seniors are falling ill but have no way to get to a hospital or clinic to be tested.

Bottom line: The numbers can't be trusted.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

Very strong low numbers! However, the fear mongering continues...we are living in sad times with people walking around living in fear.

-16 ( +9 / -25 )

Vaccines are being rolled out fast to those who want them

Wrong.

Except for health-care workers (and, surreptitiously, folks with insider connections), nobody under the age of 65 who wants a vaccine has been able to get a vaccine.

17 ( +21 / -4 )

Since a week ago the average testing in Tokyo went from 10,000 to 6,000.

Do you think that it has impacted the numbers?

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Kanta

I said vaccines are, not have been rolled out. Things take a little time, being negative doesn’t speed things up or help any situation at all.

-17 ( +4 / -21 )

… the fear-mongering continues.

Bizarre, isn’t it?

Almost as if there’s some kind of infectious disease that’s killed over 3.7 million people and counting…,

13 ( +17 / -4 )

Bizarre, isn’t it? 

Almost as if there’s some kind of infectious disease that’s killed over 3.7 million people and counting…,

I go out everyday, and have been since covid started. I ride the train, go to parks, go to stores, go shopping, travel...and have been fine. I have found that when there is a SOE, it is the best time to go out, as there is less people and less of a chance to get COVID.

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

@OlympicSupport

Fair enough. But a lot of folk haven’t been so fortunate.

A lot of people have good reason to be fearful.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Several prefectures didn't report any new cases today, and recoveries are continuing to outpace new cases, with active cases dropping to almost half of what they were at their peak.

Great news - just wish the vaccination program had been rolled out earlier and faster than it has been.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

At this stage the only number that matter are the number of vaccines

They will be 400 cases next june too

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Very strong low numbers! However, the fear mongering continues...we are living in sad times with people walking around living in fear.

This reads like a Trump tweet. Equally ridiculous, too.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

Akula

Exactly, great news. Good to see another poster based in reality and being positive. It’s time for the negativity to end, it’s had it’s day and it become tiresome and stifles our progression to normality. The methods used were not those many here wanted but the evidence shows they worked.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

This reads like a Trump tweet. Equally ridiculous, too.

Dont remind people! It's PTSD!

0 ( +4 / -4 )

I said vaccines are, not have been rolled out. Things take a little time, being negative doesn’t speed things up or help any situation at all.

Little time..? They,ve been rolling out " the vaccines since February fgs.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Just noticed the Osaka numbers 174, lovely stuff. If this continues we can get ready for some nightlife again by the end of the month.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

Around 500 cases per day in one city is nothing to crow about. It adds up to around 15,000 cases per month just in Tokyo. The national number is around 50,000 new cases per month. It’s far from ‘under control’.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Do the Hustle

But numbers are now falling

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

You all know it’s BS propaganda numbers with only 436.... let them keep fooling you lol

6 ( +9 / -3 )

In September, with no Olympics to save, the true numbers may come out. Very interested to see.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Reckless

Probably in single figures by then if the current falls continue, as expected.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Probably in single figures by then if the current falls continue, as expected.

Hope so, but they are already increasing the number of states and countries from which travelers have hard quarantines in hotels when entering Japan. 6 days at Toyoko Inn in a small room will be hard on anyone's soul.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Still far from safety.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

High positivity rate. That is the reality.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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