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Tokyo reports 614 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,029

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 614 new coronavirus cases, down 336 from Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 733.9.

People in their 20s (208 cases), their 30s (119) and their 40s (109) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 61, down two from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 425, down 3 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,029. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (389), Chiba (183), Osaka (167), Saitama (163), Aichi (64), Hokkaido (56), Hyogo (44), Ibaraki (35), Fukuoka (35) and Okinawa (30).

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

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Severe cases fall nationwide yet again, proving the vaccines are protecting the most vulnerable. We have to get used to Covid and manage it, it’s not going away even with vaccines. Normality with some precautions is required ASAP.

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I think we could use some help from The Rock when these case numbers are announced, as everyone is just going to spin them one way or another for their own ends

”The Tokyo metropolitan government yesterday announced…

Rock: “It doesn’t matter what they announced!”

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Up 96 compared to last Sunday.

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Seems the ones getting the vaccine (over 50s) are falling out of the statistics. Good news.

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Right, weekly increases continuing. Expect more to come this week!

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@klausdorth well, not for long. 2.5 million doses administered in a single day according to friday's update. Try to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 61, down two from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 425, down 3 from Saturday.

The important numbers are going down, yet they called a new state of emergency and barred fans from the Olympics. Makes no sense at all.

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In about 2 hours if they are working we will have the testing numbers.

Yesterday positivity/infection rate was over 15% the 7 day average is over 9%, so we can expect a testing number below 4,000 but I may be wrong but with only 5,900 (Friday's) tested for yesterday's results and Saturdays testing alway lower than Friday's by about 40% we could actually see testing as low as 3,000 to 3,500 in which case we are looking at and incredibly increase in infection rates.

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The important numbers are going down, yet they called a new state of emergency and barred fans from the Olympics. Makes no sense at all.

No Actually it is called people have died! Every decrease has been nearly equal to the number of daily deaths, I cannot see how that is something that can be seen as positive.

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@klausdorth well, not for long. 2.5 million doses administered in a single day according to friday's update. Try to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Good luck with that.

Our ward just cancelled appointments for many this month because they don't have enough vaccine.

And more and more places are reporting similar situations as the government now admitted it will only receive 1/3 of its expected shipment in August.

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Yesterday, I visited my doctor who is also a friend, and I asked him what were his thoughts on the cases from now. He is predicting a thousand cases or more a day with the new variant.

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ZorotoToday  05:09 pm JST

Up 96 compared to last Sunday.

Sounds scary!

At least it does until you compare deaths with this time last month and realize it's an 85% decrease.

June 10th Deaths = 71

July 10th Deaths = 11

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Yesterday, I visited my doctor who is also a friend, and I asked him what were his thoughts on the cases from now. He is predicting a thousand cases or more a day with the new variant.

You are quoting someone who likely has far more insight into the issue than anyone who comments here.

Your comment will therefore probably be ignored in favour of the confidently presumptuous proclamations of the soi-disant know-it-alls.

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We keeping hearing from posters here that is all good because deaths are so low and the vaccine is working so well. Firstly with the low vaccine rate here of people fully vaccinated it cannot be a factor yet. Secondly as past experience has shown there is a lag in serious cases, hospitalization and even further lag in deaths as numbers increase.

However since many cases are younger people that will mitigate things.

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proving the vaccines are protecting the most vulnerable

Really, is that so? I would say, the most vulnerable have already died and don’t prove nothing any longer.

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Sven AsaiToday  06:26 pm JST

proving the vaccines are protecting the most vulnerable

Really, is that so? I would say, the most vulnerable have already died and don’t prove nothing any longer.

Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world so I'm interested to know what you base this assumption on.

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@Toyoite

Sounds scary! 

At least it does until you compare deaths with this time last month and realize it's an 85% decrease.

June 10th Deaths = 71

July 10th Deaths = 11

Well simple logic suggests daily death rates lag behind infection numbers. The infection numbers fell and after a week or two numbers of deaths per day started falling. Now infections are rising again, I'm pretty sure numbers of daily deaths will soon start to rise too.

Yes the vaccine in some countries has somewhat broken this correlation, but that probably won't be the case in Japan yet because vaccination numbers are still relatively low.

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So 10 died that means 7 more were moved into severe cases and this gives us our down 3 from yesterday.

So remember those rejoicing on lower severe cases.

That is 10 families that lost loved ones and 7 families whose loved ones just got sicker that they now need intensive care.

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government now admitted it will only receive 1/3 of its expected shipment in August.

Only moderna, we've still got around 55 million pfizer doses left, no signs of slow down in corporate inoculations.

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Only moderna, we've still got around 55 million pfizer doses left, no signs of slow down in corporate inoculations.

Better check your information.

A-) corporations are only using Moderna as per government plan and have basically run out as the government tried getting some of it back.

B-) The government actually has no idea how much Pfizer Vaccine is left but based on calculation they hope 40 million doses but that does not mean those does are where they are needed.

My ward is fully out of vaccine they not only ran out of Pfizer they cancelled those getting their first shot after the 16th because they don't have the stock promised for August ( I know I was scheduled for July 29th and both my appointments were cancelled due to lack of vaccine.

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@Sindhoor GK

Thursday's Yomiuri

At a press conference on Tuesday, Kono said the government will deliver to municipalities about 11.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine per two-week period in August and September. This supply is almost the same as the amount they are receiving this month, or just one-third of the number that they have requested.

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ifd66Today  06:58 pm JST

Well simple logic suggests daily death rates lag behind infection numbers. The infection numbers fell and after a week or two numbers of deaths per day started falling. Now infections are rising again, I'm pretty sure numbers of daily deaths will soon start to rise too.

Yes the vaccine in some countries has somewhat broken this correlation, but that probably won't be the case in Japan yet because vaccination numbers are still relatively low.

The problem is your logic is based on out of date information. Below is a quote from another article published today on JT:

"Some 75 percent of people aged 65 and over in Japan have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with most of them set to be fully vaccinated by the end of July, a government tally shows."

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Sindhoor GKToday 05:38 pm JST

well, not for long. 2.5 million doses administered in a single day according to friday's update. Try to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

That's not exactly true though.Check out the PDF or Excel provided on https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html and you'll realize that they only administer about 1.1 million doses per day max. While the website also displays 2.5 million in bold letters, it fails to say that this number is composed of the doses for the last day and the doses that have retrospectively added to the dates before like the PDF and Excel show.

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Tokyoite

Great points. However I fear that however much you demonstrate the effectiveness of the vaccine and the amount administered, most here think things will be the same as pre vaccine days. It’ seems ironic to me that those ones that push so hard for vaccines or all don’t understand the difference they make to the current situation.

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Infected people, severe cases etc. remain incredibly low in a country with such a high population. When you're getting 10k cases per day in one region alone, then you know what 'danger' is. 2k in Japan? That is lower than countries who have only just started opening up to more normality.

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Tokyo cases down, but nationwide cases about the same.

High positivity rate as usual.

This won't be at an acceptable level un til September at the earliest.

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Commkdore

Don’t worry mate, it’s all being sorted now. Bit slow with vaccines, but better late than never.

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falseflagsteveToday  12:52 am JST

Don’t worry mate, it’s all being sorted now. Bit slow with vaccines, but better late than never.

No worries here. I just like projecting my general disgust with the Japanese approach--to most everything be it this vaccine rollout, workplace management, overall societal organization to accomplish major or minor tasks.

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