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Tokyo reports 619 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,779

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 619 new coronavirus cases, up 184 from Tuesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 422.7.

People in their 20s (165 cases), their 30s (129) and 40s (101) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 44, one down from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 646, down 51 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 1,779. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (201), Chiba (131), Osaka (125), Saitama (108), Okinawa (96), Aichi (75), Hokkaido (49), Shizuoka (38) and Fukuoka (32).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 58.

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That is not a good number - the fact that such an increased number is reported dispels some of what the conspiracy theorists on this site keep saying.

-7 ( +12 / -19 )

Man, that's a huge spike in new cases, with one month to go. So much for expert advice, and I don't mean the politicians and the IOC.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Very troubling, but not surprising at all.

Cancel the trainwreck.

25 ( +31 / -6 )

Man, that's a huge spike in new cases, with one month to go.

That's just how numbers feed into the system after the weekend - there is always a spike on a Tuesday.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

People in their 20s (165 cases), their 30s (129) and 40s (101) accounted for the highest numbers.

This is not very helpful data as it only explains 400-odd of the 619 cases. What is more important is the amount distributed in the over 80s - this is where deaths occur most typically.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Not good if it keeps heading in that direction. Let's hope it's not the Delta variant starting to take hold. That thing is nasty.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Here we go, here we go, here we go. Who would have predicted this (other than someone of middling or above intelligence over the age of 5).

6 ( +10 / -4 )

there is always a spike on a Tuesday.

Except it's the number for Wednesday. It was 501 last Wednesday.

Yesterday was 435, up from 337 last Tuesday.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

Total tests: 6/20 1,857 (Tokyo)

1/3 of positive rate today.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

I'm the one who keeps harping on about the low testing but honestly I am unable to make sense of this. The hospital occupancy is (officially) very, very, very low and has been this way even though cases obtained from the unbelieveably afore-mentioned low testing in recent weeks creep up. There is no lockdown here of any kind, and people have quite alot of freedom and are crammed on trains, etc.... So is Japan unique in the world (even compared to asian neighbours) or ...... ?

3 ( +11 / -8 )

@bokuda These numbers are from testing on 21st - 9,287 tested, so 6.5% rate.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s were the highest numbers for several days . . . is there a correlation to behavior patterns? . . . . if so, then . . . .

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

@GenHXZ

I've been getting it wrong all the time? Thought it was taken from tests done 3 days before.

Thanks for the update.

Where are you getting the data from 21st?

my source doesn't have the 21st. yet.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

That's just how numbers feed into the system after the weekend - there is always a spike on a Tuesday.

Except today is Wednesday. We already saw the Tuesday "spike" to which you refer.

Why is it so difficult for people to acknowledge that it's NEVER a normal thing when the infections go up, regardless of the day of the week they are reported?

7 ( +11 / -4 )

@Cleo

you are right

if you compare one week prior numbers (as detailed on link below)

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

yesterday number was 98 more than one week before

today number is 118 more than one week before

not a good trend…

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Delta Variant taking hold as to be expected is inevitable. No reason Japanese people are less susceptible to it than those of other countries and there is only so much restricted testing at rates among the lowest in the world can do to stop it.

BTW do the even test for the variants or maybe they would rather not know.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Delta Variant taking hold as to be expected is inevitable. No reason Japanese people are less susceptible to it than those of other countries and there is only so much restricted testing at rates among the lowest in the world can do to stop it.

You can literally just get infected just walking by somebody (indoors) with the Delta variant, which was not the case before.

This happened in Singapore and in Sydney. I can post links if you want from Straits Times and Sydney Morning Herald.

6 ( +14 / -8 )

@bokuda From here - https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/cards/number-of-tested

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

No concerns here, severe cases down nationwide and the trend of total cases continues to fall nationwide.

Fear mongering is unnecessary and unwanted, we’ve got this beaten, may be slight ups and downs but no more serious issues.

Serious question. What benefit do you get from posting things which are demonstrably false? I mean if it’s just a hobby to get a reaction from people then fine, knock yourself out. But the sheer obsessiveness you show suggests that there is something pathological about your mind.

12 ( +19 / -7 )

Tristris

I made a post stating facts about numbers falling nationwide and severe cases falling.

Did I say anything false, if so please correct me.

-17 ( +5 / -22 )

@falseflagsteve You are on point but people don't like good news anymore. How will things get worse when vaccines are on a 30M dose a month pace? Things will only get better, and they are. Don't just focus on Tokyo with its measly 600 cases. Other prefectures that were hit hard just last month (600+), such as Hokkaido, are down to a few dozen cases a day.

Look at how well the vaccine rollout is going in Japan! https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=JPN

This is the sharp spike we like to see!

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

@Tristis How are things getting worse? A one day increase is not a trend. With impressive daily vaccination numbers going on things will only improve more. That is how it works.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Quite an increase!

Guess even deniers can't deny this.

More to come?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Fear mongering is unnecessary and unwanted

When people express their concerns you belittle them by calling their concerns ‘fear mongering’. You then say these concerns are ‘unwanted’ when you’ve repeatedly written that people should be able to express their opinions on this matter.

we’ve got this beaten

False. We’ve got some way to go yet. No medical professional is going to express these beliefs.

may be slight ups and downs but no more serious issues.

And that’s just wishful thinking.

I hope that we won’t have any ‘more serious issues’, but I don’t have a crystal ball.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

For those who wish to get the vaccine and have health issues call your local kuaksho and or have a friend like a did. My friend, relayed my condition that has existed since birth, the kuaksho defined it by a number and immediately sent me out a coupon which I received on Sunday. On Monday, I went to the clinic I have regularly been going to for years booked me in for a shot on the 6th and the 26 of July. I have been one of those who have hesitated about getting the shot, however, I have to get on trains, work in a school and so on and feel the vaccine has more pluses than risks.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Wow, an increase

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

And that’s just wishful thinking

Lol we've had more than a year of wishful thinking of doom here.

No basis whatsoever except runaway imaginations.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

@ Ian

I wish for the best but plan for the worst. Not a bad strategy from my experience.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

@objective

How are things getting worse? A one day increase is not a trend. With impressive daily vaccination numbers going on things will only improve more. That is how it works.

Copying my earlier message on the same thread again - please take a look below - out of past 8 days numbers 7 days there is an increase compared to previous week - this is not one day increase - maybe you will not consider 7 days out of 8 days increase a trend?

This is how it works I agree and this is a trend on numbers increasing - please check it out....

if you compare one week prior numbers (as detailed on link below)

https://omatomesan.com/tokyo-covid19/

yesterday number was 98 more than one week before

today number is 118 more than one week before

not a good trend…

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Every day that the Olympics planning goes ahead, Japan looks less and less like a democracy and more and more like a dystopian reality show.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

blvtzpk

I wish for the best but plan for the worst. Not a bad strategy from my experience.

Sure.

But only good strategy if your scenarios are realistic.

Planning for the worst you can imagine is a little bit not good

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Just saw another breaking news - one more athlete from Uganda team tested positive - not sure if this person is added in total national tally of positives reported today?

Link below (in Japanese)

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/730e8d48433d38afbe9b3af4c7fb9f812bec05cb

Every common person knew this is bound to happen but for some reason the Narita folks and great TOC/JOC organizers thought all is OK even if one person was found positive at Narita airport to pack everyone else on a bus and on their way together - the stupidity levels shown are off the charts here....

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Awful

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Just saw another breaking news - one more athlete from Uganda team tested positive

Not good at all. They're all supposed to be vaccinated right?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Anyway thanks for info and link @Jim, will look it up later

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I try to be positive but it’s hard when you see so many disturbing signs. The Olympics are just a bad idea and should have been canceled. No sign of the vaccine for me so I have told my employer I will not be going to work from July 15 to Aug 15. May lose my job but prefer to be safe.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Just saw another breaking news - one more athlete from Uganda team tested positive - not sure if this person is added in total national tally of positives reported today?

I don't think it's added to the daily tally, but detail info is usually available for reference.

Every common person knew this is bound to happen but for some reason the Narita folks and great TOC/JOC organizers thought all is OK even if one person was found positive at Narita airport to pack everyone else on a bus and on their way together - the stupidity levels shown are off the charts here....

All 9 members were tested at Narita arrival floor, 8 proved negative. I don't know how it was administered (antigen test or real PCR), but here come lessons:

1) don't over-rely on a (single) testing result; diagnosis should be made in multiple points.

2) don't over-rely on vaccination/vax passport.

3) the bubble/entry control is easily breached despite caution.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Around 3,000 new cases a week in Tokyo and around 10,000 new cases nationally per week. You can paint this any rose color you like. Japan is not controlling the spread of this virus.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

I noticed a huge number of people out last weekend in Tokyo, places were terrifyingly packed; the most I’ve seen out since the pandemic started.

I had a feeling this was coming. These numbers are going to be terrible optics if it continues like this, can only imagine how the government will try to downplay and distort the numbers.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

For those interested in data viz, I've created a dashboard to overview the covid situation in Tokyo

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/michael1732/viz/TokyoCovid/TOKYOCOVID-19

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Great visuals @thericerocket!

Would it be possible to add death by age/gender? Probably not or you would have done it already.

Anyway great job!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Which variant?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

...nah! Here we go again.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Drinking time needs to be cut back that will fix it all...

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Obviously, the Deputy Governor does not know how to fix the numbers while Keiko is on leave. lol

4 ( +5 / -1 )

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