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Tokyo reports 5,074 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,492

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 5,074 new coronavirus cases, down 331 from Friday, and 20 fewer than last Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 4,719.

People in their 20s (1,598 cases), their 30s (967) and their 40s (750) accounted for the highest numbers, while 904 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 270, three down from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,888, up 72 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 25,492. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (2,705), Osaka (2,556), Saitama (1,875), Chiba (1,761), Aichi (1,445), Fukuoka (1,070), Hyogo (1,025), Okinawa (678), Shizuoka (632), Hokkaido (579), Kyoto (547), Mie (427), Hiroshima (381), Ibaraki (365), Gifu (345), Gunma (325), Miyagi (273), Okayama (251), Kumamoto (247), Tochigi (244), Kagoshima (231), Shiga (230), Oita (215), Nara (188), Miyazaki (158), Nagano (150), Toyama (132), Niigata (127), Saga (122) and Fukushima (109).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 34.

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To everyone who is saying we're in a downhill trend ... does that look like it?

https://www.stopcovid19.jp/

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RobToday  06:20 pm JST

That article is useless.

I want clear information.

The article was very clear that according to the Tokyo Government that on July 28, 47 of the 80 with severe covid were between 39 and 59. And it was clear things have only gone up since then.

You made this claim:

270 people. 90% are over 70 years old with pre-existing conditions and are already vaccinated.

Without any data or proof.

But it is clear that by July 28 over half of those with severe covid were under 60.

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Sorry forgot to put the article

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210802/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

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If we look at the numbers, we will see that 40s and 50s make up nearly 1,300 cases.

That is 25.5% of new cases.

According to the doctors in this article those in this age range are now getting sicker and making up a larger portion of severe cases.

According to metropolitan government figures, a total of 47 people aged in their 40s to 50s had severe coronavirus symptoms on July 28."

On July 28 there were only 80 people with severe covid according to bthe Tokyo government and now we know over half were under between 39 and 59.

The article basically say things have gotten worse but even if the percentage hasn't increased.

This means as many as 135 of the present 270 are between 39 and 59 with severe covid and in Tokyo that means they are on a breathing machine.

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Then take a look at Yamato City in Kanagawa, did not even bother sending out the vouchers to young people.

My wife and I both got vaccinated in Yamato well over a month ago. My daughter’s age group will start August 23 and we already have her scheduled next week. We didn’t have any problems whatsoever and when I went to my regular clinic right before Obon the doctor asked if I wanted the vaccine … said he had several openings. Sorry that your friend is having trouble but basically everyone I interact with in Yamato has gotten vaccinated.

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Virus

I don’t downplay anything, and I also don’t resort to emotional hysterics with things. Covid and Long Covid can be deadly but we must look at the big picture. What is best for society, is it panicking and bunkering down or other measures. Naturally people will suffer from any virus, it’s obvious, yet we have many exaggerations of the dangers posted her daily for 18 months. None have yet happened.

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Getting vaccinated does not stop you from catching COVID, nor does it stop you from transmitting it to others.

Be cautious, regardless whether you have had a vaccination or not, and follow the recommended guidelines.

The problem is, people once they've been vaccinated think that they are immune and can't infect others... they're the ones who are totally selfish - wear a face mask.

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Let the people see whats happening in real time. Otherwise mis-information makes everyone confused.

@Rob - yet you post data without any source, (age, pre-existing conditions, vaccination status), and then ask for that data to be issued, suggesting that you don't actually have the data after all.

It would appear to be you that is sharing misinformation.

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After reading this article I’m beginning to feel really scared of COVID-19. Living in fear and worried

Don’t get hysterical.

Get vaccinated.

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Even if the man is correct and 4.5% have symptoms over 8 weeks, these are not life threatening or life changing and there is no evidence of these being for life. All sufferers of viruses can have similar symptoms, it’s not only a Covid thing.

This makes no sense, why would you think that other infections having long lasting symptoms would make it less important that a lot of people with COVID also have it. And the problems can very well be life changing, trying to downplay the serious suffering the patients are having shows more about the state of your moral standards than about COVID not being a serious disease.

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Even if the man is correct 

Shows how well you do things.

This "man" is a woman and a doctor

neurologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuro-Infectious Diseases at Icahn School of Medicine in New York.

let say I will take her advice and opinion of the pub crawl.

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blahblah222Today  07:54 pm JST

Then take a look at Shinjuku-ku, Toshima-ku, Kita-ku, all appointments full, and has been full since early July except for 10 minute openings where the IT system usually crash and only a few people can book appointments.

That's anecdotal evidence, at best.

I'm also in Shinjuku and have had both my jabs, so don't think Shinjuku really suits your example.

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I want to know how many of these new infections were fully vaccinated also how many of them developed severe symptoms and how many of them died how many of them recovered and how long it took.

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TokyoiteToday  07:48 pm JST

Actually @blahblah222 is correct.

These places do have more vaccine than needed not problem getting vaccinated in these places.

Adachi-ku, Arakawa-ku, Kita-ku, and other lower income places have had nothing but shortages.

My daughter's friend lives in Arakawa-ku she is visually impaired but under 30. Arakawa was out of vaccine and the last thing I heard was they hoped to get more this week and open again to booking.

Similar in Adachi-ku, etc...

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This is a very interesting statement. What source or evidence do you have on this?

Also I have a friend from Yamato-city who had been hospitalized since early this year. Despite the hospital already having multiple covid cases now, but they refused to vaccinate her despite her being in a very high risk group, simply because Yamato-city have not sent the vouchers to her age group. The government simply sentences people from non-elite cities to risk death with this unfair voucher system.

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This is a very interesting statement. What source or evidence do you have on this?

Go take a look at Minato-ku and Shibuya-ku vaccine sites, all openings and you can easily make an appointment.

Then take a look at Shinjuku-ku, Toshima-ku, Kita-ku, all appointments full, and has been full since early July except for 10 minute openings where the IT system usually crash and only a few people can book appointments.

Then take a look at Yamato City in Kanagawa, did not even bother sending out the vouchers to young people.

The poorer the area, the later are its vouchers, and the less supplied they are.

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blahblah222Today  07:46 pm JST

So when is the national government willing lift the ban on vaccine distribution to poorer areas?

Even poorer areas such as many areas of Kanagawa did not even receive their vouchers.

All the while rich areas such as Minato-ku is about finished with vaccination and have ample appointment openings that the general population cannot Thiuse.

The voucher system is a system purposely designed to kill off the non-elites in addition to the vaccine distribution restrictions on the non-elite areas.

This is a very interesting statement. What source or evidence do you have on this?

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So when is the national government willing lift the ban on vaccine distribution to poorer areas?

Even poorer areas such as many areas of Kanagawa did not even receive their vouchers.

All the while rich areas such as Minato-ku is about finished with vaccination and have ample appointment openings that the general population cannot use.

The voucher system is a system purposely designed to kill off the non-elites in addition to the vaccine distribution restrictions on the non-elite areas.

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kurisupisuToday  07:36 pm JST

It’s all okay because people will be back on the crowded trains on Monday morning reading about the case numbers going up – same as usual in never changing Japan…

And shaking their heads in packed trains at the so called "Super Spreader" Paralympics that has zero spectators.

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After reading this article I’m beginning to feel really scared of COVID-19. Living in fear and worried.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

It’s all okay because people will be back on the crowded trains on Monday morning reading about the case numbers going up – same as usual in never changing Japan…

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Today 25,492 cases. Last Sunday 20,151.

The numbers officially disagree with you.

Even if you add up the Tokyo metro, the cases are sharply up from last Sunday.

Today is Saturday. Try again.

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falseflagsteveToday  06:45 pm JST

6.31pm

This is just an article with info from a doctor, it’s not a peer reviewed study and doesn’t come up to the standards you demand from others.

is your comment from a doctor?

Regardless it is being peer-reviewed now.

it does not come up to the standards we demand.

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I'm watching Gamba Osaka vs FC Tokyo on TV right now and there are spectators attending.

Where are all the protestors with their little "J League will Kill Us All" placards?

I'm starting to think there's no logic to all this whining....

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It's very strange that 5000+ cases for 4 days in a row and the national numbers increasing steadily, the Tokyo numbers are flat.

Actually, it's not strange at all. The spike in cases began in Tokyo and over a few days, moved out to the surrounding areas. Now, that Tokyo is leveling off, it will take a few days for the surrounding regions to do the same. You'll see over the coming days a sharp decline in all areas. You can quote me on that.

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Last Saturday 20,151

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@genkigaijingirl

The only way someone like ffs would ever change their tune is by personal experience. You’re better off scrolling right past their posts than trying to engage.

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Again, numbers are down from last week. 

beginning the decline.

Today 25,492 cases. Last Sunday 20,151.

The numbers officially disagree with you.

Even if you add up the Tokyo metro, the cases are sharply up from last Sunday.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Again, numbers are down from last week. Like I've been saying, a quick look at a graph would explain it all. We are officially leaving the plateau of daily cases, and beginning the decline. Vaccinations played a role, but more likely, the wave just ran it's course.

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6.31pm

This is just an article with info from a doctor, it’s not a peer reviewed study and doesn’t come up to the standards you demand from others.

Even if the man is correct and 4.5% have symptoms over 8 weeks, these are not life threatening or life changing and there is no evidence of these being for life. All sufferers of viruses can have similar symptoms, it’s not only a Covid thing.

Heres good ways to avoid severe Covid symptoms even if vaccinated, remain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthily, avoiding refined foods, get suns light exposure and avoid stress.

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I wonder if anyone wouldn’t want to know the real numbers?

The real numbers are every day divided by 10 from „ The Master of Disaster „

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I wonder if anyone wouldn’t want to know the real numbers?

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It really makes me sad that it's almost September and no one has a clue what's really going on. Not the people, not the doctors, certainly not the politicians. No one knows the legitimate number of people infected with this virus. Some of us have been on here for weeks now speaking out about the shamefully low testing numbers in Tokyo. Others for far, far longer. All anyone wants is to understand what's going on. Is it really too much to ask that Tokyo manages to test at least 250,000+ people a day?

I just don't understand how people can be turned away from testing at this point. Especially if they think they have the virus or are at risk from contact tracing. It's just not right. If 500,000 are tested and the positives are still under 6000, then great. It's a sign the virus is perhaps more under control than expected.

And yet there is a constant stream of daily reports about how the medial system gets more and more unstable, more and more people are being denied admittance to the hospital, etc. All while the government is full-steam ahead with the Paralympics. Why isn't the media camping outside hospitals and putting doctors and the likes on TV 24-7 in an effort to light a fire under these politicians and get it through to the public how serious this is?

Why are they Japanese people putting up with this? I legitimately can't understand it anymore. Is it ignorance? Indifference? Both?

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That article is useless.

I want clear information.

Something like this.

age existing condition vaccination status

77 type 2 diabetes yes stable

Let the people see whats happening in real time. Otherwise mis-information makes everyone confused.

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270 people. 90% are over 70 years old with pre-existing conditions and are already vaccinated.

Can i read your proven source?

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Derek GrebeToday  05:52 pm JST

Is there any reason the usual link to the official page of test numbers vs. poz cases has been omitted from today's report, Mod?

Looks a little fishy to just take the stats away like that...

Here

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2373.files/2373.pdf

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RobToday  06:05 pm JST

Here this should help.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210802/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

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If there are 270 people in serious condition, the people deserve to know more details!!!!

You can leave their names out but let us know their age, their health condition, and if they have been vaccinated or not.

This is vitally important information so why is the Govt not telling us????????

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kanapiToday  05:57 pm JST

what's the number of PCR tests?

11,367 but that will increase by 2,000 when they update as usual.

So basically 13,500 will be the final number

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what's the number of PCR tests?

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Thanks, where can we find this information ?

Comes directly from Nagatacho. Not from any public source.

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Is there any reason the usual link to the official page of test numbers vs. poz cases has been omitted from today's report, Mod?

Looks a little fishy to just take the stats away like that...

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ワクチン

日本語 https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=ja&u=https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/search/

For Those Seeking Vaccination Sites in Japan,

https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/search/

Find an inoculation venue| Corona Vaccine Navi | Ministry of Health, (mhlw.go.jp)

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In Tokyo, the ratio infections/tests was 6.6 % in July 1st with 8,300 daily tests in average.

On August 19 (data still need to be consolidated), the ratio is at least 30 % and average daily tests are not even 15,000.

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Re- election. That's the only thing Suga cares about. Think he gives a toss about the average folk?

Just for fun, I looked up whether "ごせん" (i.e. "five thousand") has any homophones. Turns out that a couple are apposite:

互選: "election from within, internal vote"

五賎: "five lowly castes of the ritsuryo system"

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This is getting so bad we booked a flight to Kanazawa for tomorrow and will hide there for a week or so.

Bon apetite

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I was at Jutendo today. The hospitals was busy but they won’t treat covid for sure.

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marcelitoToday  05:26 pm JST

Re- election. That's the only thing Suga cares about. Think he gives a toss about the average folk?

Suga... you mean the thing with no brain, no heart, no soul, no feeling, no compassion and no balls ?

Well, I more incline to think he is just trying to open a new way to deal with a pandemic : just do nothing and see what happens. Oh wait, yes, let's just blame alcohol and also food after 8 pm.

AntiquesavingToday  05:30 pm JST

I can't help but notice just like before the Olympics Tokyo is lowering testing.

The less tests, the less infected, the less hospitalizations, simple to solve the lack of beds.

There is no 防災 in the mind of Tokyo government. Only lies there are. I am happy not to live in Tokyo.

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For those that go on about low deaths read this before posting here.

https://japantoday.com/category/features/health/deciphering-the-symptoms-of-long-covid-19-is-slow-and-painstaking-%E2%80%93-for-both-sufferers-and-their-physicians

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11.000 tests conducted (if the numbers are correct) and more than 5.000 positive ones?

That's close to 50%! And how about those unaccounted for?

Hope we won't see comments concerning elderly, obesity, end of the tunnel again.

It hits all age groups, whether skinny (like me) or obese! The Japanese government has failed and keeps on failing! Higher numbers to be expected latest by Wednesday next week.

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I can't help but notice just like before the Olympics Tokyo is lowering testing.

While the rest of Japan the testing and cases increase Tokyo went for nearly 20,000 test on Thursday August 12 to just under 16,000 on August 19 and over 18,000 on Friday August 13 to just over 11,000 for today ( we know that will go up by about 2,000 like yesterday and every other day) so let's say 13,500~ 14,000 that is 4,000 to 5,000 fewer tests.

This is not the case in other areas seems closer we get to the Olympics and Paralympics and numbers go up in Tokyo testing goes down.

This week Tokyo tested fewer than last week as Osaka and Kanagawa increased testing.

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I am still trying to understand what Japan leader is trying to achieve.

Re- election. That's the only thing Suga cares about. Think he gives a toss about the average folk?

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RobToday  05:21 pm JST

270 people. 90% are over 70 years old with pre-existing conditions and are already vaccinated.

Thanks, where can we find this information ?

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From the Tokyo opendata : data in consolidation status based on date of test and date of results. No consolidation available for last 2 days.

Date Tests Positives

2021-08-01 4401 1957

2021-08-02 21571 3723

2021-08-03 18027 4870

2021-08-04 17707 4828

2021-08-05 17525 4523

2021-08-06 19364 4881

2021-08-07 11864 4107

2021-08-08 4474 2435

2021-08-09 6838 1953

2021-08-10 24187 4867

2021-08-11 17951 5673

2021-08-12 16179 5726

2021-08-13 18116 5011

2021-08-14 10033 4213

2021-08-15 4226 2298

2021-08-16 22917 4385

2021-08-17 18800 5735

2021-08-18 16491 5129

2021-08-19 13879 3317

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270 people. 90% are over 70 years old with pre-existing conditions and are already vaccinated.

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It seems like Tokyo has reached its max for hospitalized severe cases. All the rest will have to “recover” (aka risk death) at home.

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 “Less than 10% of Tokyo patients with COVID-19 in hospital”

Less than 10% CAN GET IN to the Hospitals.

Top story on here is Taliban with Tokyo count being under the fold as they say or "Burying the Lead"

If the comments are still unlocked in a few hours I'd be shocked.

Biggest social welfare topic since I have lived in Japan ad the keep censoring the feedback (comments)

Pretty sad. Not shocking though. Which is sad itself. To EXPECT censorship.

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@Zoroto// @Reckless

Please see my above post with two articles from NHK and Asahi - explains the mystery of why Tokyo serious cases are flat or reducing....

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Today number at 5074. For whole week last week no was 29,618 versus this week total number is at 33,033   - an increase of 11.5% - this is with the limited testing in Tokyo.

On two related news about how bad the situation is in Tokyo below - 

NHK news about “Over 60% of COVID patients denied hospitalization” - link below

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210820_14/

Sad state of affairs - sentence from this article - “The sources also say that among 845 cases of hospitalization, it took three to five hours for patients to arrive at hospitals in 159 cases and more than five hours in 121 cases.”

Another news on Asahi - “Less than 10% of Tokyo patients with COVID-19 in hospital” - link below 

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14422750

Key sentence from this article - “Tokyo's medical care structure is so overwhelmed by the novel coronavirus pandemic that less than 10 percent of COVID-19 patients in the capital can be accommodated in hospitals for treatment.”

These two articles show really how bad the situation is in Tokyo. Please be safe and take care everyone!!!

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ZorotoToday  04:56 pm JST

Did something change how they report these numbers? Not admitting people into the hospitals? It's very strange that 5000+ cases for 4 days in a row and the national numbers increasing steadily, the Tokyo numbers are flat.

Yes, numbers are flat like the brains of Japanese Government members.

Oh, just to add some numbers : during the last 7 days, 145,653 infections were reported nationwide and 47,681 needed hospitalizations (medical treatment), that's 32%.

Regarding Tokyo, 6 deaths are reported : 3 persons 80s, 1 person 70s, 1 person 50s and 1 person 30s (dead in July 28).

Nationwide, there are 193,355 hospitalizazions (up 12,249 in one day).

I am still trying to understand what Japan leader is trying to achieve.

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Figures for people waiting for hospital beds? Figures for numbers of hospitalisations, not just severe cases? Figures for people on oxygen at home? Figures for people sick in hotels? Average time for Covid patients in ambulances to gain admission to a hospital? Numbers of deaths at home?

The age breakdowns are okay to keep giving, but you need to give more information please Japan Today.

Although deaths are slightly trending up in many prefectures, at least in Tokyo it could be that the increase in rates of infection is slowing down a little bit. Too early to say if the curve is being flattened, but let's see what happens to the 7 day averages of new cases over the next week.

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I wonder if in Tokyo if you can even see a doctor for any reason? I was refused a doctor appointment twice now unrelated to coronavirus. Very troubling times.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 270, three down from Friday

Did something change how they report these numbers? Not admitting people into the hospitals? It's very strange that 5000+ cases for 4 days in a row and the national numbers increasing steadily, the Tokyo numbers are flat.

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