Tokyo reports 6,922 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 49,733


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 6,922 new coronavirus cases, up 2,360 from Monday and up 46 from last Tuesday.

By age group, 1,313 cases were in their 20s, 1,275 in their 30s and 1,111 in their 40s, while 882 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,212 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 27, one down from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 467, up two from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 49,733. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (5,051), Kanagawa (4,117), Aichi (3,401), Saitama (2,541), Fukuoka (2,321), Chiba (2,279), Hokkaido (1,905), Hyogo (1,826), Okinawa (1,509), Ibaraki (949), Hiroshima (908), Kumamoto (855), Shizuoka (846), Gifu (842), Kyoto (732), Kagoshima (729), Nagano (697), Tochigi (664), Saga (612), Miyagi (609), Gunma (593), Miyazaki (571), Okayama (566), Fukushima (539), Niigata (517), Mie (506), Oita (496), Aomori (494), Nagasaki (490), Ehime (449), Akita (445), Kagawa (402), Wakayama (384), Shiga (375), Nara (346), Yamaguchi (322), Iwate (293), Yamanashi (286), Yamagata (235), Fukui (217), Kochi (184) an Ishikawa (175).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 47.

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Need to follow the Shanghai route and properly shut the whole place down. This level of infection is unacceptable. also completely close the borders.

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Wakarimasen I’m sorry you wakarimasen. That is just not gonna happen for a virus from which the vast majority of people recover if they get if. Young kids, 95 year old people like the Queen recover quickly. No way we can shut an entire economy down over this. Sorry to disappoint you.

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Let’s face it. Like flu, covid is to stay in one form or the other. It will never disappear.

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I believe wakarimasen is sarcastic

3 ( +8 / -5 )

People in Japan should be adhering to Covid Safety precautions,


-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Ashley Shiba so what’s your point? People get Covid and recover?

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The trains have been packed lately and because they need to ventilate the area and have the windows open, the AC is barely working at all. Freaking burning up here!

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My suggestion would be to ride the trains early enough to avoid the crowds.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Best to try it first.

The earlier trip right before your usual or the earlier before that could be less crowded enough.

Unless trips where you live are super few and super far between you need not get up super early for that

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If that really is a nonstarter then just go the usual time but act as if you're trying really hard to suppress a cough but fail

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@Strangerland here's the proof the numbers continue to rise, and people are still wearing mask. Here's the proof your point was moot.

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Up and up and up. We're heading again to another lockdown.

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The virus affects different people in different ways. Most recover in a few days. Long term effects are not yet known. At this point most people understand that shutting everything down won't work and might do more harm than good. Its sad that most people now will accept the millions of deaths of their older friends and relatives, but let's not get stupid and attack folks that call for mask wearing in crowded areas and vaccinations.

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Mask wearing and basic hygiene have been good in Japan (as always) and they have escaping the worst effects of the earlier virus versions. New strains are so much better at spreading that I do not think it can be stopped as easily - example Shainghai. All people need to be fully vaccinated to protect the health service.

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Day 2 of being tested positive for Covid and I can honestly say I have had worse colds!

I am unvaccinated

That they stopped the world over THIS really does beggar belief!

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Was being sarcastic. Of course the silly or draconian restrictions are pretty useless. Just get on with life now

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My suggestion would be to ride the trains early enough to avoid the crowds.

That is 1 way. My personal recommendation is to have people WFH permanently (when it is possible). We could also have JHS and HS students study from home. Have the gov support and put the infrastructure in place to provide students with the tools that they need to study from home. Teachers can still conduct their classes remotely. Technology has improved tremendously, and what we were unable to do 10 years ago is very possible and doable now. The key really is to get more people to WFH and students to SFH. This will not only bring the spread of COVID to a manageable level but also curb the spread of the flu and common cold.

From a non medical point of view working and studying from home will also lead to a decrease in harassment at the office and bullying at schools. it will also help to curb the insane amount of overwork at companies and the insane amount of hours spent at clubs for students. Congestion will decrease as less people on the roads means less cars and hence a positive for the environment.

And the best thing about all that is these are measures that will not cause significant damage to the economy.

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47 deaths,do we still need to be afraid?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Be afraid. Be very afraid

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Day 2 of being tested positive for Covid and I can honestly say I have had worse colds!

I am unvaccinated

That they stopped the world over THIS really does beggar belief!

Yep. Get Covid. Get immunity. Recover (or not) and move on.

Nothing will stop the above.

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Okinawa again has huge numbers. Okinawa was successful went it used its approach of virtually closing to visitors.

It should adopt as close as possible a full-lockdown.

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