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Tokyo reports 565 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,401

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 565 new coronavirus cases, down 297 from Saturday and 502 down from last Sunday. It is the 28th straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 815.3.

People in their 20s (129 cases) and their 30s (100) accounted for the highest numbers, while 129 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 171, down six from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,496, down 63 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 3,401. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (467), Kanagawa (394), Aichi (277), Saitama (224), Chiba (213), Hyogo (188), Fukuoka (133), Okinawa (107), Ibaraki (91), Hokkaido (75), Hiroshima (57) and Shizuoka (53).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 25.


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All without lockdowns. Well done, Japan.

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[irony mode on/off (choose the one you want)}

Great Japan, around 60% less than last Sunday, numbers so predictable, amazing good news.

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Gotta hand it to Suga. He did the unpopular thing, stuck to his guns, and it ended up being the right decision. Well done.

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This must be the lowest daily figure for some time. Numbers are falling all around the country. Well done Japan. Just shows how successful the vaccination program has been.

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Congrats Japan!

hopefully this insanity will be over soon! Look forward to the day the newspapers no longer report anything concerning this! Hope to be back there soon!

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Akula Today  05:10 pm JST

This must be the lowest daily figure for some time. Numbers are falling all around the country. Well done Japan. Just shows how successful the vaccination program has been.

Guess what ? Tomorrow will be the lowest for sure. Around 400.

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Good job Japan! I just wonder if the mask thing will ever go away, of course I wear one wherever I go but will we ever return to a pre-covid type environment where masks were more a thing in the winter when cold and flu season was around. Here's hoping anyways!

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I just wonder if the mask thing will ever go away

It probably will in terms of year-round use, but the Japanese tend to be very cautious people ( one of the first Japanese words I remember learning from frequency of use was ‘abunai’ ). I think they’ll be around for a while yet.

Then again, I’d take cautious over the delirium about masks from the alternative media crowd.

Anyway, more promising news.

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Yeah I agree with that, let's see how we go through the Fall/Winter and then maybe by Spring we might consider trying the no mask thing. I'm flexible regardless, have no issues following the rules and doing what is expected here.

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565 in Tokyo alone, while it were 579 cases in the whole country a year ago, and you talk of amazing, good job, well done and more? If you do such a ‘good’ job in your company you’re surely fired, and that much earlier than your employer waiting and looking at it for one year…lol

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Hahahaha

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50,000 would be fine considering the size and population of the Kanto Plain. Congrats Japan and Mr. Suga for achieving this fabulous and remarkable number.

Maybe now we can make a trade and allow us to have a beer with our Ramen, and women in coffee shops can have water rather than caffeine chatty chatty coffee and tea all afternoon while hubbies slave on the train and commute games.

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Deaths still at the Jan, March, May, June levels, or is that just collateral damage, and I'm alright so it's alright? What was a massive spike in deaths at the height of the first wave is now considered to be good news.

What is getting more attention internationally is the larger number of more serious cases among younger people, and the larger number of children ending up seriously ill. Rather than trumpeting something that looks better than before as if the situation is going to sort itself 'naturally' (hint - it's not), how about working proactively towards getting the baseline level of infections low enough that the next wave will be better controlled? This happy clappy reaction is not the way to get ahead of the disease and really aim for a meaningful reduction in its spread. Places like New Zealand are way more ambitious and have much more chance of getting closer to what people used to consider 'normal'.

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 25.

Only looking for this.

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ianToday  06:53 pm JST

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 25.

Only looking for this.

Not sure why you’re only looking for the number of deaths. The number of hospitalizations is the important figure because of the finite number of hospital beds.

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The number of hospitalizations is the important figure because of the finite number of hospital beds.

Yes, the number of hospitalizations would be quite useful if accompanied by the number of hospital beds

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@PSmith: Quite true. The number of available bed slots definitely needs an increase. You are right on with your thoughts again.

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Comments in the thread are at 20

Down 2 from Saturday, and 21 down from Sunday last week.

This is the 17th straight day that the number of comments have been lower than the same day of the previous week.

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ianToday  07:26 pm JST

> Yes, the number of hospitalizations would be quite useful if accompanied by the number of hospital beds

JT should have included this info; however, it is easy to find.

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that just fabulous the Olympics are over and the cases are Back down to PRE Olympic numbers. amazing good job Japan. way to spread the propaganda.

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I can only say that the current trend, although positive, is making some people tired and emotional.

It’s been a very hard year and a half for all of us.

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Does anyone actually believe these numbers? Anyone? I live in Iwaki, Fukushima and there are no available hospital beds. Too many children from 1-17 years old with Covid. Too many teachers from preschool-high school with Covid. If people really want to get back to any sense of normalcy, they need to get vaccinated ASAP! It’s way too soon to remotely consider allowing bars/restaurants/karaoke bars to even be open let alone shortened hours. The vaccine rollout has been a disaster but it is what it is. If people would just care about others we could get past this horrible virus. We could achieve “containment.” So 22 months has been wasted. That can’t be changed. But going forward, if people would just stop being selfish and in some ways dangerous, we can get through this sooner than later. If another wave comes , I hope we have a prime minister who will actually follow through with a true lockdown as we’ve never had 1. There’s the options .

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JT should have included this info; however, it is easy to find.

Yes, it's not here

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Comments in the thread are at 20

Down 2 from Saturday, and 21 down from Sunday last week.

This is the 17th straight day that the number of comments have been lower than the same day of the previous week.

Good one =)

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