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Tokyo reports 6,968 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 45,684

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 6,968 new coronavirus cases, up 2,584 from Monday and down 878 from last Tuesday.

By age group, 1,525 cases were in their 20s, 1,298 in their 30s and 1,126 in their 40s, while 864 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,083 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 30, up one from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 508, up three from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 45,684. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (4,347), Kanagawa (3,322), Aichi (3,128), Saitama (2,585), Chiba (2,198), Fukuoka (1,993), Hyogo (1,965), Hokkaido (1,589), Okinawa (1,209), Ibaraki (1,165), Shizuoka (941), Hiroshima (819), Gifu (755), Kagoshima (722), Kumamoto (720), Kyoto (702), Tochigi (695), Miyagi (648), Gunma (579), Niigata (575), Shiga (539), Nagano (537), Fukushima (467), Miyazaki (446), Oita (445), Okayama (418), Saga (410), Aomori (409), Akita (389), Ehime (386), Nagasaki (372), Kagawa (362), Iwate (253), Nara (246), Wakayama (212), Yamanashi (212) and Yamagata (191).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 64.

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@Thomas …Insanely high positivity rate again … just another glaring reason to once and for all ramp up testing, direct contact testing, and restart a robust contact tracing program. Any predictions?

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Up again...

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just another glaring reason to once and for all ramp up testing, direct contact testing, and restart a robust contact tracing program. Any predictions?

Complete waste of time and resources. Japan needs to move in the other direction - treat COVID like the endemic disease it is, like the flu. End all pointless border restrictions and open up the country to tourism to aid in economic recovery.

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It's much slower overall downtrend than for Delta, ~50k avg per day 1 month ago almost plateu here ~40k so will be interesting if reversing trend in next week or two. More positively though is the death rate is faster decline, ~60 per day avg for whole country, down from ~200 per day 1 month ago.

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Graphical plot history for Tokyo's Covid cases can be found here,

https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+tokyo+graph&sxsrf=APq-WBtgRXTosdMMQgupOfoNs1Di6iLwFA%3A1649149591199&source=hp&ei=lwZMYpeYCq-bwbkPqIajiAM&iflsig=AHkkrS4AAAAAYkwUp84TpaIFkQRdqgqz_-8OqqF0vVuV&oq=covid&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYADIECCMQJzIECCMQJzIECCMQJzIECAAQQzIKCAAQsQMQgwEQQzIHCAAQyQMQQzIFCAAQkgMyBQgAEJECMgUIABCABDIICAAQgAQQsQM6BwgAELEDEEM6DgguEIAEELEDEMcBEKMCUABY5QRguxZoAHAAeACAAYUBiAHfBJIBAzAuNZgBAKABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz#bsht=CgRmYnNtEgIIBA

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Once again…. But for Covid, 30000 people in Japan would not be dead. Millions around the world would not be dead. No this isn’t just some flu and “endemic” refers to individual countries. Covid is still raging around the world . Therefore , it’s a pandemic. Basic science.

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My wife and I have it now and it’s far worse than the common cold but still not worthy of all the hysteria it’s been used to cause. Another agenda is being laid out for us to eat up.

We we’re written off for 2 days then slowly recovering. Mad aches and pains and joint’s feel weak and extremely lethargic with some balance issues. Strong pain killers have been helping. Vaxxed wife was much worse than me both with fever temperature and general symptoms fayi.

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@Kobe

I hope you feel better soon!

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My wife and I have it now and it’s far worse than the common cold but still not worthy of all the hysteria it’s been used to cause. Another agenda is being laid out for us to eat up.

My whole family had it.

My wife's parents (in their 70s) got it a month after their booster shot - no/mild symptoms (less than a cold.)

My kids and wife = like a normal cold.

I actually suffered the worst. I had one day with 40degree fever where I had to take a few hours rest from work. By the next day I could work again. The congestion and cough lingered for around a week.

Hardly worth shutting the world down for.

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Glad to see some normality returning - travel restrictions are being loosened (still some way to go) and people seem to be getting on with life. Lot of masks coming off now too which is nice to see, especially outside and for children (no disrespect of course if people want to wear one)

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Vaxxed wife was much worse than me both with fever temperature and general symptoms fyi.

Doubt that.

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The reality is that we must all live as normal worldwide. Those aweigh weak immune systems can be vaxxed and boosted and people can take any precautions they decide are appropriate.

Unless a much more deadly variant that evades vaccines appears life will be able to go on almost as before, before returning to how it was before Covid.

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If the Japanese people want to feel fully safe, we must go for zero Corona virus.

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How is this still a story? No one should care any longer. Walking around outside and seeing nearly every person wearing masks still is absolutely insane. I know not everyone is completely crazy and that some are doing it for allergies. I realize Japan is a rule following country so maybe we just need someone in power to just say, "Enough already. Please stop being so fearful."

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Life can, should, and will return to some sense of or complete normalcy once this PANDEMIC becomes ENDEMIC. But currently, there is an industrialized or 3rd world country the Covid is endemic. And until the minority of highly irresponsible people get with the program, this virus is here to stay . Call me a fear monger all you want . It’s just your stubborn insecurities that keep you , whoever you are that is in the minority of dangerous behaving people. Those without a care for anyone but themselves. Those that think the the elderly, obese , or perhaps those born with diabetes are sacrificial. I’ll repeat this daily if needed , but I certainly hope a deadlier variant of Covid than Omicron doesn’t show up . Not in Japan anyway. In order , Alpha , Delta. and now Omicron ; each variant in Japan has been deadlier than the last. And those who are anti everything as related to Covid particularly vaccines literally have zero credibility and shouldn’t be commenting on issues they have no clue about and / or have spent months spreading patently false information, statements…. False predictions… “we’re all gonna be infected. It can’t be stopped .” Personally, I’m hopeful the world can get through this sooner than later. But it begins with sound minds . Those who accept actual science for what it is without muddying commonly known basic truths. Then and only then can we start to move on. There are those that are just gonna do whatever they want and couldn’t care less about others… Karma will eventually catch up.

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Its nonsensical that people complain about OTHER people voluntarily wearing masks. There are still many that are upset that OTHERS voluntarily accept a free, safe vaccine. Most of these complainers are those spreaders that never wore a mask from the beginning.

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Most of these complainers are those spreaders that never wore a mask from the beginning.

There are a lot less of them than in the beginning though.

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’go for zero coronavirus?”

China and Hong Kong both tried that and failed. That clearly is a flawed strategy.

only way is to take appropriate countermeasures while trying to live with it and accepting that some will get it.

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You’re spot on Douglas . It doesn’t cost anything to get vaccinated. Cost zero to care about others. But there’s that highly irresponsible minority that deny the reality of the situation and go about life recklessly . There is no fine line between right and wrong on this issue .

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As others have said time for the hysteria to go....30 severe cases in Tokyo?

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My wife's parents (in their 70s) got it a month after their booster shot - no/mild symptoms (less than a cold.)

My whole family had it too. My father-in-law in his 70s also tested positive and had zero symptoms and we were supposed to be worried about him getting it the most. Staying at home for 10 days was the worst part of the whole thing.

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Okinawa cases very high again.

stickman1760Apr. 5  11:00 pm JST

’go for zero coronavirus?” 

China and Hong Kong both tried that and failed. That clearly is a flawed strategy.

China's failed strategy resulted in their being the country with the fewest infections per population, and the fewest number of covid related deaths---in the whole, entire, round world.

What a great failure.

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China's failed strategy resulted in their being the country with the fewest infections per population, and the fewest number of covid related deaths---in the whole, entire, round world.

That is false and you yourself recognized it before, proving yourself mistaken and that you use false information do not work very well to make people trust what you say.

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Sadly, spreading fear, negativity and misinformation is all they have. Regarding China does anyone take their spin on Covid seriously?

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