Tokyo reports 5,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 43,967


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 5,387 new coronavirus cases, down nine from Friday and down 1,410 from last Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 203, down four from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 43,967. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (3,360), (3,113), Hokkaido (2,785), Fukuoka (2,553), Saitama (2,486), Aichi (2,469), Chiba (1,885), Okinawa (1,662), Hyogo (1,505), Hiroshima (979), Ibaraki (952), Kyoto (900), Shizuoka (795), Kagoshima (789), Tochigi (768), Miyagi (715), Fukushima (649), Okayama (649), Gifu (635), Kumamoto (577), Nagasaki (545), Nagano (542), Gunma (507), Mie (489), Miyazaki (482), Niigata (473), Saga (464), Aomori (403), Oita (386), Kagawa (371), Iwate (364), Ishikawa (362), Shiga (300), Ehime (283), Akita (283), Nara (266), Fukui (220), Yamagata (213), Yamaguchi (218) and Shimane (196).

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

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Well, Tokyo has had a total of a bit over 1.4 million reported cases, or roughly what, 2% of the population.

While Okinawa is now over 150,000 total reported positive cases, which is now, over 10% of the population of the prefecture.

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14 people in hospital out of 14 million in greater Tokyo…I mean what’s the point of reporting this? Open up move on…Covid smovid! I’ve had worse colds!

-11 ( +11 / -22 )

14 people in hospital out of 14 million in greater Tokyo…I mean what’s the point of reporting this? Open up move on…Covid smovid! I’ve had worse colds!

Annoying isnt it? Folks who think that Tokyo IS Japan, and everywhere else in the country doesnt matter!

There are well over 10,000 people "down here" who are not hospitalized, not to mention the hundreds who actually are.

Japan isnt just Tokyo. Broaden your horizons!

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

Up by 5,387 again. Japan cases is never going down ever.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

“Omicron is nit causing chaos, it’s so mild, as we see by only 14 in severe condition in Tokyo despite high case numbers.

Omicron is the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date . Basic scientific fact. Tokyo is only 1 prefecture. And since people with the ability to comprehend basic truths, understand that Japan has always and only tested symptomatic cases and very close contacts, the only solace that can be found is that the vast majority of responsible adults are vaccinated and the vaccines are working precisely as advertised… reducing your chances of getting a serious case of Covid. No matter how much spin , ketchup, mustard, or candy coating some want to spread on basic facts, if not for vaccines, imagine just how bad the situation would be. Actually , we don’t have to imagine . We have scientific proof that vaccines are times over better for individuals and the healthcare system than getting a severe infection.

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The most contagious non lethal virus around.

Freaking groundhog day .

Japan is the only country to be scared of its own shadow.

The rest of the world has moved on.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Okinawa cases rising.

Stay masked, stay inside.

There is no legitimate reason to risk catching Covid just because you want to walk in a crowded park, eat in a packed "local" restaurant, or drink a bar stuffed with unmasked careless people who can't bear to be alone.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

After months, if not years, of calling for a Shanghai-style lockdown McCarthy has changed his tune.

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Come on , it s done open up already businesses cant survive much longer ….

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Why is it so difficult for Japan to accept that this virus is now endemic? It is never going away. Zero Covid isn't going to happen, period. Wear a mask if you want and protect yourself if you're vulnerable, but otherwise, it is already well past time to get on with life as normal.

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