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Tokyo reports 453 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,623

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 453 new coronavirus cases, up one from Thursday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 389.0.

People in their 20s (145 cases) and their 30s (93) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 42, up two from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 775, up 12 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,623. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (231), Chiba (135), Aichi (106), Okinawa (86), Osaka (79), Hokkaido (76), Saitama (64), Hyogo (37) and Yamanashi (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 48.

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@Falseflagsteve

It doesn't matter how you try and twist it, old chap. There is no reason, apart from the Olympics, for Tokyo to release the state of emergency with numbers staying as stubbornly as high they are.

Under the Quasi, I expect them to rise again. Even Omi is saying a rise is likely.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

Had a meeting with some colleagues today and they are all planning to get vaccinated asap in early July in Tokyo. Same as me. The vaccine allow us to put coronavirus to rest in short order. Can't wait to travel more.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Numbers are not down, they are up in Tokyo and will keep rising. This still under SoE.

Seriously sick in the entire country up over yesterday.

12 ( +19 / -7 )

@falseflagsteve

I don’t think we’re experiencing the same reality…

12 ( +15 / -3 )

The university I work for are going to do vaccinations on campus, and have asked if us teachers want them or not.

However, the autumn semester is also online, as are summer classes. I can be at home with my family, and that's lovely, but vaccinations should have started ages ago.

Socially inept.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Just walking up the chemist to pick up some medicine for my daughter, bars and restaurants packed....

I've come to the conclusion that Japanese people just don't care about Coronavirus, or spreading it.

Very very bad behaviour, and selfish at that. Ruining it for everyone who has followed rules and stayed away from such areas.

Booo to you, Japan

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Almost same numbers like yesterday. Don't see a real downward trend. But some people like to see things differently. Keep up your dreams, sooner or later they will end.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

@steve

Apologies before-I wrote @john, rather than @steve. How self important of me :)

Well, yes we all have different ways of thinking. That is true.

However, covid has caused chaos here. Businesses have suffered, alot of people have died, hospital staff have been overworked, students have had to take online classes, and possibly suffered socially. I don't know what your definition of chaos is, but covid has gotten out of control and caused chaos.

Infection numbers have been falsely reported, simply to save face, and I believe to say to the other countries 'look at us'. Arrogance really.

That's what has bugged me about covid times in Japan. Speaking to mates elsewhere in the world, we'd always check how all of us were doing and how our families are during this pandemic. In Japan, people have only wanted to say that Japan's numbers are lower than country A B or C. No compassion, and it's been horrible to witness. Has really put me off living here and people here, sadly.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

STILL insist on Olympics??? VERY selfish and ignorant Japanese politicians total capitalist.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Stubbornly high in Tokyo but cases dropping around the country.

Saga has no active cases at all according to this site and several other prefectures seeing next to no cases now.

Well, You don't test you don't find.

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@john

That's fair enough, but I think the whole 'supporting local businesses' thing is a bit of an easy excuse.

They might be enjoying life, but there's also a chance of spreading the virus. I'm sure the people I saw aren't vaccinated judging by the age range. And I call it selfish because the longer they behave like that, the longer we have to live under states of emergency and so on. There's been very little patience here.

@tristis quepe

There is an obsession here in Japan to compare with UK and USA always. Why is this? Let's compare with Korea and Taiwan. Japan doesn't look so good does it. Anyway, that's neither here nor there.

I'd say Japan and UK, vaccinations wise are miles ahead of Japan. If it wasn't for UK and USA, there wouldn't be any vaccines here.

Ungrateful is the word I'm looking for.

I still think Japan is really doing poorly here.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

for my daughter, bars and restaurants packed....

I've come to the conclusion that Japanese people just don't care about Coronavirus, or spreading it.

you on spot there. They think they are invulnerable to the virus perhaps

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Osaka has their numbers down . . . what is Tokyo doing differently?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Osaka has their numbers down . . . what is Tokyo doing differently?

They are taking turns, when Osaka and Hyogo were high, Tokyo and Kanagawa

were low, now is their turn though not to the extend that the 2 kansai prefectures experienced

at the peak of infection.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Hugely high positive rate again. Scary.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I wonder how close herd immunity is because I know plenty of people who have already had this virus including myself and my family.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

John NounToday  06:53 pm JST

Just walking up the chemist to pick up some medicine for my daughter, bars and restaurants packed....

I've come to the conclusion that Japanese people just don't care about Coronavirus, or spreading it. 

Very very bad behaviour, and selfish at that. Ruining it for everyone who has followed rules and stayed away from such areas.

Booo to you, Japan

Indeed, Japan should be much more like America and the UK, those exemplars of altruism with their almost complete adherence to mask protocols, total lack of politicization of the virus, and low, low case counts, right?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

John

It sounds our experiences of Covid are much different. When it all started I was living in the countryside In Hyogo. The first SOE was weird and I had just had Covid and wasn’t so sure of the dangers. It wasn’t taken seriously here, half were maskless, no social distancing. Life was same as normal, then moved to Osaka just before second SOE. City was dead at first but after few days back to normal. Since then apart from the places closed it’s been normal life for me . Hardly ever see any social distancing, most places stopped the temperature checks now, just seems like before apart from lack of nightlife.

Im just carrying on but wearing mask, I never did before. Plus of course I don’t see clients or friends from abroad as they cannot visit, so I’m just with partner 24/7 really.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Stubbornly high in Tokyo but cases dropping around the country.

Saga has no active cases at all according to this site and several other prefectures seeing next to no cases now.

https://covid19japan.com/

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

I’m scheduled to get my first jab from my company next week but I’m not sure if I really want the vaccine as it might do more harm than good. Mixed feelings here.

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John

We all have different ways of thinking including how we deal with Covid. I don’t believe the virus is as dangerous as the Western Media makes out. Also obesity problems are the major cause of non senior deaths by Covid in Japan. Also here we have most adhering to mask wearing and generally much less physical contact is made in social occasions.

There are many reasons why it is OK to take the route Japan has with relatively low deaths compared to many comparable nations and why Covid did not get out if control and cause chaos here.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

Northernlife

I guess herd immunity is close and with so many seniors being vaccinated now we can stop worrying. Average people have little to fear from the virus, it’s unlikely to seriously effect you, as with myself, just tired for a few days. There seem to be people living in a different reality to the rest of us where people are dropping like flies and the government are concealing this. Hospitals across Japan are all full, total nonsense of course. I’m out and about daily, life is the same as ever except places close earlier.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

Tora

They are ending because Covid is not just being contained but beaten. With a huge amount of vaccinations daily we will see further falls. Proceed with caution when outside but don’t live in fear, it’s on the way out and good riddance to that.

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

John

what do you mean selfish? People need to go out and support local businesses and enjoy live. Have you seen the low cases nd do you know the low chances of being seriously effected by Covid? These people are out because they know the risk and accept that it is so minute they will not allow it to effect their daily life.

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

robert

My dear fellow, the trend is down and continues in that trajectory. If you look at the cases, sever cases and deaths over the last few weeks you can see them falling.

-17 ( +9 / -26 )

Reckless

Great idea old boy, hope it all goes to plan and you can enjoy the summer. It’s unlikely Covid will make a comeback and disrupt our lives like before.

-19 ( +7 / -26 )

The downward trend continues. Let me make clear to some here a trend is an average over a period of time, not daily totals. I see the vaccine push is going incredibly well to ensure maximum protection for the population in time for The Olympics and the summer holidays. Personally I am looking forward to more trips around the country and being able to enjoy some evening drinks with my partner.

-23 ( +9 / -32 )

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