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Tokyo reports 508 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,831

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 508 new coronavirus cases, up 21 from Wednesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 475.3.

People in their 20s (135 cases) and their 30s (108) accounted for the highest numbers, while 61 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 67, down six from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,227, down 57 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases nationwide as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,831. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkaido (300), Aichi (288), Okinawa (244), Osaka (226), Kanagawa (215), Saitama (122), Fukuoka (102), Chiba (99), Gifu (71), Hyogo (70), Hiroshima (57), Shizuoka (44), Shiga (37) and Okayama (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 93.


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Numbers man doing a great job here. Keeping it over 500 just, so it makes the extended SOE seem like a good decision. But on the other hand, it looks like the Japanese model and not eating with foreigners policy is working! Great play lads, great play!!!

18 ( +22 / -4 )

Weren’t you just saying ...

@Eisenach 4:26pm: “Hey, why don't you publish some numbers with your statements. Yesterday, Tokyo had 487 cases, I wonder if people would consider that high?” -

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Up Down Up Down. No leadership means COVID 10 gets to go to the Olympics soon!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

I think, at 62, and having a career in one of the most aggressive and selfish businesses around, i have never seen anything this disgusting as the virus/ olympic cynical greed. How sad i have to admit my error in having believed in my work. But better than to die a naïeve fool i can face it. And know i am a much better person than nearly all involved in this scam. At least i have that

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Japanese model and not eating with foreigners

Do the same here. Stop eating with foreigners.

I only chose restaurants full of locals, feel safe. I hope they appreciate the proximity with a foreigner.

-18 ( +2 / -20 )

The 7-day average of number of tests is down to 7500 from the peak of 10,500. The same as April 1st. The 7-day average of positive cases is 475 now, but was 372 on April 1.

So this appears to be a clear manipulation of numbers purely by reducing testing.

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

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Much lower numbers in the regions - we'll see another day of recoveries outpacing new cases. Active cases have fallen by a third in the last couple of weeks. Vaccinations trending upwards. The light at the end of the tunnel can definitely be seen.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

@Zoroto

Sorry but how can you say they are reducing testing?

I don't have much trust in that government and am still dead against the Olympics happening this year but the fact is that 95 percent of the tests are done by private institutions (in Tokyo at least). So I don't see how the government can reduce the number of these tests.

The only way I could see that these figures are indeed manipulated is that they would just stop entering the number of positive cases transmitted by private labs in their master Excel spreadsheet. Seems a bit incredible.

Or maybe the labs just don't bother sending their results anyhow? Does anyone has a clue how the system works exactly?

In the end, it's just maybe that fewer people go for a private PCR test for whatever reason (price, less infected people, ...).

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

But when pointing out the government is manipulating the covid numbers in a similar way by making it difficult to be tested and avoiding testing, suddenly that is not a possibility and the government is far to honest to be doing that.

I have no doubt that coronavirus is blazing through Tokyo. I wouldn't be surprised if I had it a few days ago again but with mild symptoms and just staying home the same as last year. I am concerned about new variants that I think were found in Vietnam and Malaysia that seem to be more transmissible and the Olympics will provide an opportunity for spread in Tokyo, where I live. I am resigned that there is nothing I can do about it except stay home and limit contact, with no vaccine.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

@robert if you were involved with Olympic related work and got out congratulations. It’s a toxic mess. At least you got out and can move on. I know many people who are still drinking the Olympic kool aid and they are older than 62. Good luck with the next chapter in your life.

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Spot on!’ observation @Antiquesaving 5:19pm -—

“...nearly all agree the govt manipulates the figures by not bringing any case to court unless nearly 100% sure they will win a conviction.

But, when pointing out the govt is manipulating the COVID numbers, making it difficult to be tested and avoiding testing, suddenly that is not a possibility

... and the J government is far to honest to be doing that.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Akula:

Vaccinations trending upwards.

Trending as quick as a glacier moves.

The light at the end of the tunnel can definitely be seen.

I bet you can also see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Again above 500.

More to come!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The numbers are going down the numbers are down... Blah blah blah.

Those that keep repeating the above I guess don't understand how numbers and counting work.

260 then 472 the 487 now 508

That looks more like the numbers are going up despite the attempts of lowering testing.

Funny how each time the testing goes up so do the positive cases and the only reason the testing goes up is because people pay for private testing because the public testing in Tokyo remains alway low at an average of 3,000 a day.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Funny how each time the testing goes up so do the positive cases and the only reason the testing goes up is because people pay for private testing because the public testing in Tokyo remains alway low at an average of 3,000 a day.

Yes. And this also explain why Japan is currently #17 in the world in the number of serious cases.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Sory by "Serious/critical"

Sure, doing great here...

9 ( +9 / -0 )

The government here manipulates numbers, lies to their own people and the J elite don’t care. Many have suffered. We’ve followed your story for months @robertmaes 5:05pm. Sorry for your business and personal losses over the last year. Unlike the greedy that are ‘milking this sad Olympic cow for every last ¥, you sir, still have ‘ Your integrity ’. - Best wishes - If the Japanese people are truly ‘smart, there will be ‘a reckoning’ in the future.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Good low numbers again, set to fall further was vaccines being given at record breaking speed.Been to Kobe and Umeda today for business, partner tagged along and popped to some department stores. Not too busy but very nice to see life returning to normal with the Olympics starting soon.

Not long now until we can enjoy nightlife again too.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Under 3000 for the entire country is a good figure. Active cases will drop under 50k in the next day or two.

We will not see another wave like this one thankfully - as the next one will run straight into a wall of vaccinated people.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Unless total lock down. things are not going to work.

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@TARA TAN KITAOKA, as I read your excellent post from a delicious yakiniku shop in Ginza rubbing elbows with LDP elite, I can't help but agree that you should stay home.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Again more than 90 people passed away due to that darned virus! Doesn't look good at all!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

I don't have much trust in that government and am still dead against the Olympics happening this year but the fact is that 95 percent of the tests are done by private institutions (in Tokyo at least). So I don't see how the government can reduce the number of these tests.

Simples.

They strongly urge the clinics to stop testing when they meet their quota for the day.

What I can't figure out is how many faxes the govt uses to inform the thousand clinics their quota for the day

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vaccines being given at record breaking speed

Oh, come on!!! “record breaking speed”??? Honestly???

The only the records that are being broken are the records ‘set’ in Japan in previous weeks when there was little to no vaccines being administered.

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@Zoroto

Yes. And this also explain why Japan is currently #17 in the world in the number of serious cases.

On top of this #17 rank - point to note is this is WITH the official number given out by government - do not include the number of people recovering at home due to lack of hospital bed and dying at homes.....

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Positivity rate still too high to feel safe. 508 cases is a big number. Many sectors of the US with a similar population have positivity rates 1/10th and more less that Tokyo's.

Any foreigner here should do everything possible to get home and get vaccinated. It could save your life and the lives of others. I know a few foreigners who caught coronavirus here last year, and they are still alive, but they are still suffering from the after effects.

And just like some people here have a fear pf the vaccine saying we don't know the side effects, we also do not know the long-term effects of having caught covid-19.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Low numbers too In Osaka where I live! Everything going to plan, no hysterics, no dividing the public with immature lockdowns and such like. We have heard doomsday scenarios from some yet it never happens. Now, some say the deaths and cases are being concealed without a shred of evidence.

Covid in Japan is on its last legs, time for everyone to get to a normal routine including those demanding lockdowns and other awful things. It’s on its way out, let’s all enjoy the summer and stop stressing out.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

While we ALL want this over, over indulging in over-the-top Pollyanna-ish sentiments don’t help, either.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

People I said it before I will say it now. Track the number of ( tragic) deaths ! Simple maths - 93 equates to circa 10,000 cases. Tests numbers are highly variable - sadly deaths don’t lie.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Been to Kobe and Umeda today for business, partner tagged along and popped to some department stores

@falseflagsteve

Surely there aren't many new department stores left for you to 'pop' to.

What do you do in these department stores? I find it fascinating!

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@robert maesJune 3  05:05 pm JST

I think, at 62, and having a career in one of the most aggressive and selfish businesses around, i have never seen anything this disgusting as the virus/ olympic cynical greed. How sad i have to admit my error in having believed in my work. But better than to die a naïeve fool i can face it. And know i am a much better person than nearly all involved in this scam. At least i have that.

well said! Integrity is something that just doesn’t translate. Ask around.

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FFF I always enjoy your stories about cleaning a normal life. I never know if it will be your wife or your partner with you as this often changes !

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So Covid is on its last legs in Japan !

somebody was boasting on 20 May 2020 about the Japan model. I have 2 precious Abe no masks to remind me

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I think, at 62, and having a career in one of the most aggressive and selfish businesses around, i have never seen anything this disgusting as the virus/ olympic cynical greed. How sad i have to admit my error in having believed in my work. But better than to die a naïeve fool i can face it. And know i am a much better person than nearly all involved in this scam. At least i have that

Congratulations, sir! May you have many golden years ahead of you, enjoying doing what you do. And there will be so many great things to do. I'm sure the knowledge that your experiences have taught you will fire you up to do great things.

And thank you for your insights from the inside of that dirty sporting world.

I once aspired to be a conference interpreter. Luckily I decided not to, as I found out it was likely to be a similar world to what you describe.

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