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Tokyo reports 6,797 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 47,598


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 6,797 new coronavirus cases, up 29 from Friday and down 1,305 from last Saturday.

By age group, 1,397 cases were in their 20s, 1,286 in their 30s and 1,095 in their 40s, while 804 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,098 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 17, down three from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 222, down eight from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 47,598. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (4,048), Osaka (3,644), Saitama (2,766), Aichi (2,474), Hokkaido (2,457), Fukuoka (2,383), Chiba (2,130), Hyogo (2,040), Okinawa (1,439), Hiroshima (1,152), Ibaraki (1,034), Kyoto (917), Nagano (823), Shizuoka (757), Niigata (694), Miyazaki (654), Kumamoto (646), Gifu (618), Okayama (609), Shiga (590), Miyagi (567), Fukushima (556), Tochigi (552), Saga (534), Gunma (514), Kagawa (427), Aomori (418), Nara (414), Nagasaki (394), Iwate (357), Ishikawa (325), Oita (320), Akita (296), Ehime (275), Wakayama (250), Fukui (225), Yamaguchi (207) and Yamagata (192).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 48.

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Bye bye corona. The pandemic is on its last legs.

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Such a shame to see so many down-votes. Scary to think how many out there want Japan to remain a global pariah when it comes to how it views the virus.

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Good low numbers as we see out the end of this Covid business, for now at least. Hoping a new variant doesn’t appear from mutation or lab leak that puts up back a long way or to somewhere worse than before.

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In the US state where I am now (Arizona, population 7 million), life has been back to “normal” - no one wears masks, no restrictions of any kind. Bars, restaurants, stores are full and business is great.

The results have been great. The state doesn’t even keep statistics anymore or even report deaths. The media doesn’t report deaths or infections.

Only 935 people have died in the past three weeks. That’s like only seven airline crashes every three weeks. The public wouldn’t care about that if they weren’t reported. See how that works?

The public needs to be protected from information that might harm the economy.

Of course, Americans are far more unhealthy than Japanese when it comes to obesity, heart problems, diabetes, etc.

Stop reporting on Covid and the problem goes away.

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Strictly commenting about the reported numbers; I find them strangely consistent day to day, and do not see a mention of the numbers of tests administered, unless I am missing it. Seems to me equally or more important the percentage of those tested that come back positive. Can't extrapolate without that info.

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Okinawa cases still high.This is the standard for Japan.

Several months of this still ahead of us.

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300,000 + in new cases over 7 days . Not a good sign when the new business and school year just got started . Too many people either whining about non existent restrictions or rejoicing about the same non existent restrictions being potentially lifted . I’d still like to know precisely in what country are and have they been referring to. Sure isn’t Japan. When we go south to Okinawa and north to Hokaido, 2 of the least densely populated areas in Japan , yet they’re having near record daily highs and neither is attached to the mainland. Yet they are always the precursor to case numbers exploding on the mainland. And please no junk science from other countries. It doesn’t apply here .

@ Peter … I certainly hope the jgov doesn’t stop … or hide stats from it’s residents. Sounds more like communism than a democracy.

People whining about normalcy when the fact is that specific to Japan , life has been pretty much normal since day 1.

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I’ve been thumbed down many times but I will say this again. This virus is not going ANYWHERE You can not kill a virus get ready for another round of booster shots

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