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Tokyo reports 573 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 573 new coronavirus cases, down 459 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 779.1

People in their 20s (148 cases) and their 30s (103) accounted for the highest numbers, while 81 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up five from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,152, up eight from Sunday.

Osaka reported 668 cases.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,395 as of 6:30 p.m. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Aichi (426), Hokkaido (409), Fukuoka (372), Hyogo (271), Kanagawa (237), Hioshima (177), Chiba (172), Saitama (155), Okayam (137), Gifu (128), Kyoto (96), Kumamoto (81), Oita (75), Fukushima (68), Nara (67), Gunma (63), Yamaguchi (58), Shizuoka (55), Nagasaki (50), Ishikawa (50), Saga (44), Miyazaki (43), Ibaraki (40), Shiga (39), Kagoshima (39) and Okinawa (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 68.

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Yet another decrease in the trend. i think it is under control.

-44 ( +8 / -52 )

Time to crack open a celebratory bi-ru

-25 ( +5 / -30 )

impossible!

8 ( +13 / -5 )

573? Who played or manipulated the coronavirus calculator.

Ehime saw an increase again, so did other prefectures.

Guess those counts will be adjusted every day until it's time for those darned games.

20 ( +23 / -3 )

Down 135 from last Monday.

Miraculous decrease. Curious about the test numbers. Tokyo Government's website hasn't been updated for 3 days with the test numbers.

19 ( +25 / -6 )

Yet another decrease in the trend. i think it is under control.

Could be just sarcastic.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

573 is meaningless without knowing the number of people tested.

21 ( +22 / -1 )

Yet another decrease in the trend. i think it is under control.

If you don't know the number of people tested, how can you know the trend?

14 ( +16 / -2 )

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

has test number info as well as prefecture breakdown of infections, deaths, etc,

1 ( +7 / -6 )

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

has test number info as well as prefecture breakdown of infections, deaths, etc,

No, it doesn't. The last testing data is from the 7th, same as the Tokyo Government website.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Calm down...I didn't say it had today's info. It just a lot of info with which to gauge how things are trending, which is ultimately more important than looking at a single data point.

Zoroto

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

has test number info as well as prefecture breakdown of infections, deaths, etc,

No, it doesn't. The last testing data is from the 7th, same as the Tokyo Government website.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Whenever I see these numbers I always remember an old MAD magazine article called, 'Fuzzy Math', always gives me a chuckle.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Under Reported.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Number of tests for a Sunday are usually very low so no real surprise there...

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Monday people, the numbers are always low, however, for a Monday these numbers are actually high. Wait until tomorrow, you cannot have many hospitals full and there were many people around those COVID individuals prior to them seeking help. I bet the number will be back over the thousand mark.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Down 135 from last Monday, but without knowing the number of people tested...

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Sorry don’t believe it

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Useless data.

It's a result of low test numbers during the week-end.

A 7-day trend is a better indicator.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

573 is meaningless without knowing the number of people tested.

Couple of thousand tests going. Y the past record.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Suga and his cohorts working hard to fudge those numbers before Bach's rescheduled visit in June!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

What a helpful number!

How many people swallow this line hool and sinker daily?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Yes!!! We did it!! By the rate we are going the numbers will be half by tomorrow!! Well done Japan

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Tokyo reports 573 new coronavirus cases;

Feeling like a broken record repeating the obvious, but "cases" is a completely meaningless number for a disease with a 99.5% mortality rate and moderate to no symptoms for the vast majority.

Now if they gave numbers of hospitalizations, that would at least have some significance. But we never see that. All we hear about is cases, cases, cases.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Now if they gave numbers of hospitalizations, that would at least have some significance. But we never see that. All we hear about is cases, cases, cases.

"The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up five from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,152, up eight from Sunday."

It took me hours of ploughing through the 14 lines of this article to help you, hope you appreciate it.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Are these numbers correct???. Lives are in your hands.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

It’s convenient they don’t mention how many tests were carried out. The new cases dropped by half over night? Yeah, right! I’m sure we’ll see a continuing trend of lower numbers reported as the Olympics draw closer.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Going forward, I presume that the PR regarding the SoE will be heavily weighted to the 7 day average.

1 day a week of extremely low official testing is a big help in controlling this number.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Considering the incubation period is up to 2 weeks, then this number is meaningless.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

How do you say cooking the books in Japanese?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up five from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,152, up eight from Sunday. As I have posted before. Wait until the GW post numbers come in.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

How do you say cooking the books in Japanese?

ブークをクックする. The pandemic has given katakana a new lease of life.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

ClipClop

"The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up five from Sunday, health officials said.

Thank you! Now, can you tell me in what universe 78 people in hospital in a city of 20 million is a world-shaking emergency that requires shutdowns, cancelling of Olympics and closure of countless small businesses?

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

testing, 1, 2, 3

The 7 day moving average NUMBER OF TESTS for tokyo is always reported in the link above.

The number has been dropping steadily since April 22, 2021 from above 10,000 to 6,000-7,000 /day average as of May 8.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

We should all be thankful that we are not sick and these are other people. The happiness of our lives is important, so the number of people should be counted as this is the best way to know.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

so 68 deaths...from how many cases?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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