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Tokyo reports 60 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 553

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 60 new coronavirus cases, down 22 from Saturday and 101 down from last Sunday, and the lowest daily figure so far this year.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 67, one down from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 483, down 18 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 553. Osaka had the most cases with 105, followed by Tokyo, Kanagawa (54), Aichi (35), Chiba (30), Saitama (28), Hyogo (27), Kyoto (24) and Fukuoka (18).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 10.


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Soon it will be 0 or even less.

It looks so good and I really hope those numbers are NOT "fake news"!!

Maybe, but only maybe we all can enjoy the winter vacation?

Still surprised that positive cases in our area a still the same or even more than a couple of weeks ago.

This despite a pretty high and fast vaccination rate!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Nation wide numbers also need to down. I also hope this is real numbers. Please do something for international travel entry plans.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

Ok ok Zin Mg Mg Zaw…Us legal residents still have to quarantine for 10 days minimum. I get your frustration, but wait in line buddy.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Today felt like a pre-Covid weekend. Still saw 100% mask wearing indoors but it just felt different in other ways. Stores were packed and people looked way more relaxed and confident. Great to see the retailers finally getting a bump.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

@rainman1 Most of the countries are planning for exit plan. Japan still don't have. I only need to wait. Hee hee...... I wish for better days.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

Please do something for international travel entry plans.

I personally hope so, too though the dominant public opinion remains hesitant and critical about the border reopening. It won't probably happen until the end of October when the general elections are held. Priority is to further reinforce healthcare services countering next waves (which I think is sensible and publicly most agreeable).

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Awesome numbers down can feel a Go-To campaign coming followed by Covitax...

3 ( +6 / -3 )

If the number of infected people keep decreasing, so around november we will able to go to other cities safety, which doesn't mean we should low our guard.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

@Zin Mg Mg Zaw

I find it very hard to tolerate your 'hee hees' every day. Yes, many countries have an exit plan. Japan doesn't. Yet. Where will you be coming from?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

With numbers this low why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate?

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

It's called HERD IMMUNITY.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

Still saw 100% mask wearing indoors

@joffy.

Really? Enjoy yourself rather than counting. I saw some people indoors without masks. So there.

Shock horror!!

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

The number is very low and appears to be cooperating nicely with the upcoming election. I went out for a work dinner Friday night for the first time in over 18 months. I heard no one sneezing or coughing and all of us had been fully vaccinated. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Hopefully goodbye to the Covid business for now at least. It’s unpredictable but we can take comfort from knowing that the fear mongering was incorrect.

Could well be herd immunity from vaccines and cases, doesn’t really matter if things stay low.

Go out, support local business whilst taking sensible precautions

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 10.

As long as this number keeps going down I'm not concerned much with case numbers

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I dispute these figures,in my county we have upward of 500 cases a day sometimes and we have 1/50th of the population of Tokyo,they are not random testing like in the US, lots of people are with no symptoms, thousand have no symptoms and are spreading it in Tokyo

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

lots of people are with no symptoms, thousand have no symptoms and are spreading it in Tokyo

Just relax. That’s not the case

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Starting to look like some real progress. For as critical as everyone was (myself included) about the slow vaccine rollout, they certainly ramped up quick and got a lot of people vaccinated.

Personally, I can't wait to be able to resume my family's trips to visit the in-laws in Tohoku. Our 4-year old son hasn't seen his grandparents in person since late 2019. Technically we can all get in now, myself included being married to a national, but as onsen enthusiasts, and also with lots of friends we like to visit, we aren't so keen on being holed up in quarantine for most of our trip.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Time to open some travel lanes with countries with low infection.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Now that the number of infections is waning, its a good opportunity for scientists and researchers to be bold and prepare for the next pandemic. It could be much worse. More money and resources should be put into research, especially the type that involves studying how coronavirus transfers from animals to humans. Its paramount that scientists get ahead, and even predict what that virus might look like in order to create a vaccine for it. We need to support this type of research, I think they call it "gain of function" . Must be bold and steadfast.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

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