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Tokyo reports 472 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,595

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 472 new coronavirus cases, down 36 from Thursday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 455.

People in their 20s (132 cases) and their 30s (99) 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, down five from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,198, down 29 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,595. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Aichi (266), Okinawa (247), Kanagawa (234), Hokkaido (203), Osaka (189), Chiba (121), Saitama (102), Fukuoka (79), Hyogo (75), Hiroshima (59), Ibaraki (45), Kyoto (44) and Shiga (41).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 80.

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The headline of this article says

Tokyo reports 472 new coronavirus cases..

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 508 new coronavirus cases, down 36 from Thursday.....

please explain to me this.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

It is a typo. Sorry about that.

Rocket lees appears to be the place to get vaccinated. Free beers with every jab.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Starbucks

He he, sorry for confusion, it’s rocket speed. Was typing whilst waiting for my coffee in a charming cafe in Namba Walk.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

@ ffs

All good man. Keep up the good work and enjoy your coffee.

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Different prefectures have different criteria as to what is considered “hospitalized with serious conditions” but if the national number is in fact 1,198 how can only 64 of those (less than 6%) be in the largest densely populated city in the country where we see everyday on tv even that people out and about keeps growing? It seems a bit statistically impossible!

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I predict fitter falls into the numbers are insignificant as we see the vaccines being administered at rocket Lee’s.

I have nothing to do with with the vaccinations.

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consistence low! we are beating covid BACK!

-16 ( +1 / -17 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 62

Whole Japan is 385 (~0.0003% of the population or 1 per 328,051) with an average age of 64 :

80s : 83 70s : 128 60s : 91 50s : 55 40s : 28

No one below 40s in serious condition.

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

@FtGuy2017

useless numbers as usual (ie a positivity rate based on test numbers is more accurate than cases compared to the whole population)

3 ( +4 / -1 )

It’s just numbers. It’s not like you need a degree in “Business & Economics”.

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@gakinotsukai, the numbers I wrote are nothing relative to test, they are the ACTUAL numbers of people hospitalized @ today's date with serious conditions as reported in the linked URL data page I posted, I calculated myself the relative % to the global population of Japan, that's all..

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

I calculated myself the relative % to the global population of Japan, that's all..

This is the perspective i actually criticize. It is not an objective approach.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Awesome numbers right on queue for the Olympics...

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Yeah, numbers a little down again and everybody is cheering.

Get ready for a serious lock-down once those "games" are finished and over!

Of course this all depends again on what the government tries to sell!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Wouldn’t buy anything from this government @klausdorth 6:34pm.,..

“Of course this all depends again on what the government tries to sell!” -

...particularly, these daily ‘numbers’. Would you?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

How many tests?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Really no point in giving out the daily numbers as we no longer can't see the manipulation by the jgove especially Tokyo.

Toyo Keizai used to provide a full breakdown for Tokyo but a not long ago they were informed that they would no longer be provided with a breakdown of public, private, hospital, university testing only a very late total.

This way we can no longer see that people are mostly having to pay to be tested on their own and why last Sunday the testing had dropped to just 1,500 in Tokyo.

So now we cannot notice that the government has cut testing and even more are having to pay to be tested.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Osaka numbers below 200, well done everyone!

I would like to point out to everyone that there is no proof of any manipulation of positive results, Severe cases or deaths by the Japanese government. Things are quickly getting back to normal, let’s enjoy together and get back into our old routines.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Well, all prefectural schools in Okinawa, and the majority of municipal JHS and ES will be off for the next two weeks, as cases of children testing positive has increased dramatically(Until June 20th)

While they dont have, for the most part, any serious symptoms, they ARE infecting members of their households and there has been a huge increase in "family" related infections.

Hospital "bed rates" are at, according to some news reports, either at 99.5% or over 100% depending upon the locations.

The prefecture is asking all major department stores, of which there are near 40 on the main island of Okinawa alone, to close on the weekends, until the 20.

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 I would like to point out to everyone that there is no proof of any manipulation of positive results, Severe cases or deaths by the Japanese government.

You state this with such certainty like you "know". Or are your speculating and trying to make it sound like a fact?

You have no proof they are either.

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Yubaru

I’m not the one claiming there is deception involved in the figures, that’s for doubters to provide evidence for. Im not speculating anything, the figures are there in black and white fo all to see.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Manipulation of numbers is simple.

Don't test!

Tokyo has decreased testing and private paid testing went up this was evident until Tokyo stopped giving out the breakdown if who was doing the testing.

Right after we could not longer see the full breakdown testing suddenly dropped.

Sundays ( when private testing are closed) went from nearly 4,000 on the Sunday just before breakdown numbers stopped to barely over 2,000 the next Sunday once Tokyo was no longer telling how many tests were being done privately and publicly. One the following Monday the testing jumps to 8,000 by Tuesday 9,000 the only possible explanation is that the vast majority are having to resort to paying private labs to get tested.

Many cannot afford so go untested.

The public testing centre refused to test my daughter or her co-workers despite 2 co-workers they worked closely with had covid.

They had to resort to private testing their company reluctantly paid for it and found 2 more positive cases.

This is how they keep the numbers down.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

This is totally out of control. Limited testing, limited vaccination. In what country was that approach a success?

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Commodore

Out of control? The numbers are falling, there’s been no lockdowns. Compare this to the US or Europe.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Thank you numbers man for keeping it below 500

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@falseflagsteve

Out of control? The numbers are falling, there’s been no lockdowns. Compare this to the US or Europe.

You are absolutely correct that the numbers are falling. But the testing and vaccinations should be rising here. As I wrote, there is limited testing, limited vaccination. As you suggested--those numbers pale in comparison to the US or Europe.

Totally out of control.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Manipulation of numbers is simple.

Don't test!

There is manipulation if the true numbers of positive cases are not released, hidden or modified. In my knowledge, that’s not the case.

Not testing is another problem

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

The public testing centre refused to test my daughter or her co-workers despite 2 co-workers they worked closely with had covid.

I hope you or some others strongly complained for not being able to be tested.

Just read again a news yesterday about a 35yo who died from covid, the first two hospitals did refuse to test him, saying it was a cold or stomach ache

For comparison, Hospitals do never hesitate to test for the flu as the cost is low.

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didou

To be honest, I think some posters have an overactive imagination. Daily they have shocking negative personal stories yet since Covid started only negative thing I had was actually catching it.

Tests are available 2900 Yen at Namba walk, no queues, almost zero customers. I think that more than likely shows the reality in this part of Japan at least.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

I hope you or some others strongly complained for not being able to be tested.

And what good will that do?

All the news sites, papers, TV news have been pointing out the difficulties of getting tested by the public system or under national healthcare criteria.

This has been complained about for months and instead of making it easier it has gotten harder.

The conditions placed on being tested require being quite sick for several days, then no hospital will see you or have place, this is why we are seeing reports like the one you mentioned

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Many cannot afford so go untested.

The public testing centre refused to test my daughter or her co-workers despite 2 co-workers they worked closely with had covid.

They had to resort to private testing their company reluctantly paid for it and found 2 more positive cases.

This is how they keep the numbers down.

What an absolutely despicable approach by authorities to maintain their tatemae lie about successfully managing to " control the outbreaks" . Western media should report on this. Outside embarrassment is the only thing J-politicians respond to as we know.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Western media should report on this. Outside embarrassment is the only thing J-politicians respond to as we know.

There have been many western news reports on it as well as many experts, foreign organization including the New England journal of medicine, the BJM, and many more that have pointed out the low rates and difficulty of getting tested in Japan.

This was done last year and Japan ignored it, it was again urged in December and January and again Japan ignored it, and now many again3 have publicly urged Japan to increase testing before the Olympics and again ignored all and instead has reduced testing.

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Strange this conspiracy about numbers isn’t it. If such high cases then where are all the severe cases and deaths. One of these guys has said the death toll was ten times higher than. Officials figures. Almost everyone in Japan is happily getting on with their lives while a tiny minority make so much noise with this bizarre conspiracy theory. I guess it’s because their belief that Covid would devastate Japan without lockdowns didn’t happen. Be happy it didn’t and get on with your lives, for yours and your families sakes.

I’m starting to think these fellows are more deluded than Flat Earthers even

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

i wonder what's the most believable :

manipulated numbers in order to get the Olympics running

a unique, magical japanese model that protects its population from catching a virus other humans on the planet are vulnerable to
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Gakin

Easy to answer and it’s the answer I’ve been saying for the last year and the facts now bear it out totally. Japanese have almost all been masked, they have far less physical contact than Westerners on the whole. The obesity rate is far lower, hence deaths will be a huge percentage less in this type of country. Obesity increases the risks incredibly as does lack of sunlight (lockdowns), proven by scientists.

Still asking for any evidence to back up these claims about numbers, there is zero, nothing. It’s all speculation and hopeful thinking by those whose view of Covid has been proved incorrect.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

@falseflagsteve

Why do you keep comparing to westerners ?

Why not South Korea or Taïwan that have being testing much more than Japan and have low but believable numbers ?

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@falseflagsteve

Easy to answer and it’s the answer I’ve been saying for the last year and the facts now bear it out totally. Japanese have almost all been masked, they have far less physical contact than Westerners on the whole. The obesity rate is far lower, hence deaths will be a huge percentage less in this type of country.

You are contradicting yourself.

You claim at the same time that number are accurate since Japanese are less keen to catch it and at the same time they are less keen to die from it. Since the death rate is the same in Japan than in the US, Canada, ...

if you believe the numbers of cases is accurate, you have to drop the less keen to die from it.

if you believe the less keen to die from it, you have to drop the number of cases are accurate.

You can even notice that Japan death rate is higher than in some countries with higher obesity rate like Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_death_rates_by_country#Table_of_death_rates

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_obesity_rate

Tests are available 2900 Yen at Namba walk, no queues, almost zero customers. I think that more than likely shows the reality in this part of Japan at least.

Which reality ? That people are not going to a pay test site. Ok, and ? That state nothing else than that.

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Flute

Never said the case numbers are totally accurate, I have aid there is no evidence of them being manipulated. I’ve stated to people look at severe cases and deaths. Why so low?Its because of what I’ve been posting. Check the deaths per 100,000then.

Reality is only 12,000 death without lockdowns, that’s evidence enough

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

If the numbers are not accurate, where are the bodies? Every birth and death is recorded on the family registry in Japan. If Japan has uncounted covid deaths, it means either:

1) The deaths have been wrongly attributed to other causes, which can easily be found through through abnormalities (spikes) in other deaths as compared to past years, or

2) Those deaths somehow haven't been recorded. This of course would require not only a massive conspiracy to execute, but another one to cover up that execution. People have to be recorded as dead for estate purposes, so if those deaths haven't been recorded, these types of discrepancies would be making an appearance.

So where are the bodies?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

hmmm1:

How many tests?

I don't know why people keep asking this question. You can find it out at Tokyo Metropolitan Government website:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Great to see numbers tracking downwards across the country. Also positive to see vaccinations speeding up. Now over 15M doses in total, and increasing. Things are getting better, despite many on this site wanting things to get worse.

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falseflagsteveJune 4  09:30 pm JST

Tests are available 2900 Yen at Namba walk, no queues, almost zero customers. I think that more than likely shows the reality in this part of Japan at least.

Agreed there is a reality that the number of tests is extremely low.

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@ falseflagsteve

Never said the case numbers are totally accurate, I have aid there is no evidence of them being manipulated.

So you agree, tests are not being done and number are not accurate. So why are you going around complaining about people saying the number are not accurate because not enough tests are being done ?

@ Strangerland

The deaths have been wrongly attributed to other causes, which can easily be found through through abnormalities (spikes) in other deaths as compared to past years

That is exactly what the researches stating the number in Japan are not accurate have done. They worked out of the abnormality which are not limited to spike compared to previous year but event in the current year.

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That is exactly what the researches stating the number in Japan are not accurate have done. They worked out of the abnormality which are not limited to spike compared to previous year but event in the current year.

So I say "where are the numbers" and you tell me someone has found them. But you didn't show the numbers.

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