Tokyo reports 467 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,944


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 467 new coronavirus cases, up 32 from Friday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 390.9.

People in their 20s (160 cases) and their 30s (87) accounted for the highest numbers, while 48 cases were aged 60 and older.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 46, down five from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 890, down 52 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 1,944. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (247), Okinawa (157), Osaka (126), Hokkaido (125), Aichi (123), Ibaraki (84), Saitama (83), Chiba (79), Fukuoka (47), Hyogo (38), Kyoto (35), Tochigi (34), Hiroshima (33) and Gifu (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 50.

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Great news! Now the Japan Olympics will be safe and secure!

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Suga-san's brilliant vaccine plan is working!

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So up again! Anyone ready to praise the government's efforts? Don't think so. This is going to be a never ending story for the time being.

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This is going to be a never ending story for the time being

It’s either never ending or it’s for the time being. It can’t be both lol

Your post sums up the intelligence of most of the post on this site, self-contradicting drivel!!

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6/9 6,210 PCR tests in Tokyo

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Editor: Story will be updated later with nationwide numbers.

Having the daily vaccination count would also be nice

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Seems like vaccines are doing wonderful. I went to lunch at a family restaurant for lunch and it was crowded and everybody talking loudly and I don’t see how that is not spreading the virus

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Seems like vaccines are doing wonderful. I went to lunch at a family restaurant for lunch and it was crowded and everybody talking loudly and I don’t see how that is not spreading the virus

That is the thing, this is very likely spreading the virus, which is why you keep seeing hundreds of cases being detected daily even with the very limited efforts of the government to test and trace.

Vaccines (at the pace they are being given) are still at least a couple of months away from having an important effect on the numbers reported.

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Number of tests, positives , deaths, serious cases, hospital bed occupancy,,serious cases, percentages per what ever number etc etc etc give it a rest .This site has no obligation to give this information to you other than the basics. It’s been more than a year and some of you just keep repeating yourself

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This is terrible. Positivity rate very high still.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Life is returning to normal.

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Attention should be paid to what is happening in the UK. Although there is a high rate of vaccinations there, cases are going up again and their planned return to full normalcy likely to be delayed. Reason the much more highly transmissible Delta variant from India has supplanted the less transmissible alpha variant from the UK and now accounts for basically all new cases there. The Delta variant is in Japan in many prefectures and the limited reporting and variant testing on this here , when it occasionally happens, always reports higher numbers of it being found than previously. How long before it becomes the dominant variant in Japan? And how long till the next wave? Case numbers are not going to down any further than now and the delta variant is simply spreading around, The high rate of vaccinations in the UK is not enough to stop it so the much lower rate here is certainly not going to be enough to stop it. The possibility of hundreds of thousands spectators at the Olympics reported today a great spreading opportunity.

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So up again!

Up? You think +2k in a population of 127 million up?! It's miniscule.

Japan has never had it badly. The infected/death rates are tiny in comparison to so many other countries.

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Okay, if anyone believes these numbers give your head a shake.

I have a doctor friend and I asked if he had received his vaccine and he said he had through the clinic he was working at. I asked could I get my vaccine there, as I have gone there for treatment in the past to recent and he said to come and see him. Friday, I went to his office, and there he had the front staff help me out and what did they do? Yes, they gave me paper all written up in Japanese, and explaining away in Japanese, and all I could do was stand there, okay. Got home, my student had just arrived she called the number that was set up the kuakusho, and she explained I had a heart condition from birth that was rated a 2. Ohhh, they said, she could have called in May and had a paper sent to her, but we will prepare one now and she should receive it in 2 or 3 weeks. So foreigners, if your Japanese is weak like mine, and you have a medical condition like I do have a Japanese friend call the local ward office and see if they will rush and send you a form to get the vaccine shot. They are not rushing mine out, however, better than nothing that is for sure.

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This is terrible. Positivity rate very high still.

How is this "terrible?"

Positive tests are, in many cases, false positives due to over cycling of the PCR tests.

Settle down, everything is going to be fine.

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@Ashley - All this information is online, in English. Nice rambling post though. Someone as well informed as you with all your Japanese 'friends' in the medical profession, ward office , supermarket, drugstore ..didn't know this. Wow.

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