Tokyo reports 543 coronavirus cases; 1,220 in Osaka


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 543 new cases of the coronavirus, down 216 from Saturday. Meanwhile, Osaka Prefecture once again reported the highest number of infections in Japan, with a record-high 1,220, the sixth consecutive day that the number has surpassed 1,000.

The number (306 men and 237 women) is the result of 9,092 tests conducted on April 15. By age group, people in their 20s (145 cases) and their 30s (107) accounted for the highest numbers, while 92 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 723.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,093. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (406), Kanagawa (220), Aichi (207), Saitama (166), Chiba (145), Kyoto (116), Fukuoka (110), Hokkaido (98), Okinawa (92), Nara (79), Okayama (61), Ehime (48), Ibaraki (47), Wakayama (44), Tokushima (38), Fukushima (37) and Nagano (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 15.

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down 216 from Saturday. 

Up 25% from last Sunday, the only meaningful comparison.

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The real truth about the count can not be told so the people of the world would think it’s safe to hold the Olympics due to the Government,Sponsors and the IOC.then after everything is all said and done the truth shall prevail.......

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Very comforting numbers. Just a tad over 500 and holding. Olympics here we come!

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Record 1220 cases in Osaka.

Obviously, they also test there on the weekends, while in Tokyo they essentially stop Saturday/Sunday.

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The number... is the result of 9,092 tests conducted on April 15

Anyone know where to see Osaka's daily test numbers?

Today Osaka is 1,220, but wondering how many testes this is based on.

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Anyone know where to see Osaka's daily test numbers?

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Divinda, Gwylly:

17,452 yesterday

On April 15: Osaka 16,750 - Tokyo 9,092

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Thanks. The healthcare pressure there is scary.

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You can also find info per prefecture from the same article that's linked to this JT article:

Just scroll down to 'Each Prefecture', and choose the prefecture you'd like to check from the drop-down menu.

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 543 new cases of the coronavirus, down 216 from Saturday.

The Koike magic show continues, unfortunately, the media and the greater majority of

the populace thanks to the mainstream media believe these daily numbers conjured by

Koike like a magician.

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...and, about comparing the stats for PCR tests in Tokyo & Osaka. The Tokyo one looks like it was drawn by a ruler - almost never exceeding 10,000 per day, and each correlating weekday roughly in the same numbers. Osaka's is more organic and natural.

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Popped down to JR Namba this afternoon to assess the current situation

As busy as a usual Sunday I would say, took luncheon there were no partitions and nobody wore masks whilst talking.

Life is as normal and that’s very pleasing after seeing what has been happening in the West. Stay healthy everyone and enjoy the outdoors, that is the best way to remain ok

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Getting tired of waiting for the supposed higher number of tests promised, optimistic me still was expecting the numbers to ramp up on the next wave, but we are already on it and still less thank 10k per day for Tokyo, disappointing.

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i swear some people will remain advocating lockdowns until the very last person on the planet has been vaccinated.

good luck with that.

meanwhile sane people continue to enjoy life.

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9000 tests in tokyo ( approximately ).... And 17,000 tests in Osaka....and which city is much bigger and supposed to hosting the olympics?????? Well done koike for suppressing the number of tests, you're doing a great job of keeping the virus ( numbers) under control!

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"The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 15."

I wonder what the breakdown by age group is. And how is "coronavirus-related" defined?

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Something is not being done right in Japan.

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I hope Osaka has access to the vaccines (wakuchin), . . . especially those like Pfizer, Moderna . . . also treatment medicines for those who are infected . . . . beware of the J&J, and AZ vacc. (due to blood clotting, currently not being used in USA).

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Zoroto: "Up 25% from last Sunday, the only meaningful comparison."

Bingo! That, and the positivity rate, are the only numbers that have any meaning. I doubt very much even the number of serious cases reported, and definitely the deaths. Meanwhile, Osaka is scrambling for a new name to call doing nothing, and distancing itself from the "Osaka Model" Yoshimura bragged about and was pressed to explain himself by Edano with the rise in numbers (and asked to resign if "Manbo" didn't work).

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Most just have 2 testes!

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The number of tests have not been shown for Sunday 18th. The number of tests in Tokyo show are for 15th.

I bet fewer tests wee conducted to keep the numbers low on Sunday 18th.

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