Tokyo reports 439 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,043


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 439 new coronavirus cases, one down from Wednesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 391.7.

People in their 20s (141 cases) and their 30s (84) accounted for the highest numbers, while 44 cases were aged 60 and older.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,015, down 40 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,043. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (189), Hokkaido (182), Aichi (171), Okinawa (166), Osaka (148), Saitama (110), Chiba (102), Hyogo (50), Fukuoka (42), Kyoto (41) and Shizuoka (39).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 70.

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Slightly going down then up then down then up....

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Any chance of a 7 day average of tests at least?

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The vaccines are working.

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The vaccines are working.

the rest of the world learnt that months ago

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Japan has controlled the virus since long. One infection difference from yesterday in a city of 30 million. Every day around 100 death. Now isn’t that a disciplined virus ?

The gods of Mount Olympus look down and are pleased.

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Include vaccination numbers also

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Suzie Q:

Any chance of a 7 day average of tests at least?

Yes. 7-day moving average (among all other data) has been available from the very beginning. Just visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website:

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One less compared with Wednesday and people call it a great success. So if it is up one tomorrow let's call it a great failure, okay!

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I wonder how the Japanese government would react if I applied the government covid method to calculate my taxable income.

So testing only those that they have no real choice.

In my business would be only counting sales that request a receipt.

Not counting patients on waiting list to be admitted to hospital or that have covid but not in designated covid wards.

Would be not counting income I didn't deposit in the bank.

Yeah I could really reduce my taxable income using the J-covid method.

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Some keep going on asking poof the numbers are being manipulated.

Well in what reality do you not count people with covid in hospital as being hospitalised with covid just because they are not in a Covid designated ward?

This is officially government policy.

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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. 

If anyone would like to see the full data and how this Jun 2nd revision dropped the number of hospitalization in one single stroke of a pen.

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After each ripple/wave the bottom line was 100, then 500, then 1000.

I think that now, at around 2000, we reached the bottom line.

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Include vaccination numbers also

Yes please !

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we Read of government hiding the case figures here including deaths. This is all untrue and an unproven conspiracy theory. The governments was of counting cases, severe cases and deaths is in the public domain. They are not having any secret plan to hide figures that nobody is aware of, far from it. It would be interesting to see details of the government lying about numbers in official statements by them especially regarding deaths as this is impossible with all the administration involved.

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The governments was of counting cases, severe cases and deaths is in the public domain. They are not having any secret plan to hide figures that nobody is aware of, far from it.

The first two of your posts in this thread were deleted.

I’m curious how long this current rant will stay up…

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I guess everyone has the same data, but the up-down-up is a very local phenomena. The global shape is clearly down from the peak

of course all bets are off after the olympics

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The governments was of counting cases, severe cases and deaths is in the public domain. 

The changes of counting method is also in the public domain.

Some people just read numbers better than others, no conspiracy

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The number of serious cases is down 40 and number of deaths is 70 how come the number of deaths is always higher than the reductions in serious cases, does it mean there are deaths from less serious covid cases ? Don't think all the 40 people passed away but even if they did does than mean that the remaining 30 people who passed away were less serious. ?


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Most of these who die in Japan are very frail and elderly people that are near to death with other serious health problems. The Covid may not be the sole reason they passed away. They could have died of old age or a heart attack which is fairly common.

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Active cases are now half where they were at the peak, and Japan is now vaccinating its citizens at 1M a day. The light is at the end of the tunnel my friends.

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A petulant IOC, A stubborn JOC.

It's all about the cash.

Human lives have zero value to these two Institutions.

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Not good news. Positivity rate still very high.

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