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Tokyo reports 639 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,279

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 639 new cases of the coronavirus, up 62 from Friday.

The number (320 men and 319 women) is the result of 9,582 tests conducted on Feb 3.

By age group, the highest number of cases were in their 20s (128), followed by 97 in their 30s, 86 in their 40s, 71 in their 50s, 67 in their 80s, 54 in their 60s and 53 in their 70s. Fifty cases were 20 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 114, down three from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 795.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases 2,279. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (227), Saitama (206), Kanagawa (201), Osaka (188), Aichi (120), Fukuoka (99), Hyogo (91), Hokkaido (78), Ibaraki (58), Kyoto (37) and Okinawa (32).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 94.

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The virus has been openly circulating in super crowded Tokyo for over 1 full year now.

99.99% of people are totally unscathed.

Either the virus is very weak or not as contagious as people have predicted.

It’s been a year folks... the vast majority of people are not sick.

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is the result of 9,582 test

The reported number of tests are just getting lower and lower again. We are back to mid-December testing levels now. The curve is very clearly visible here: https://covid19japan.com/ Note that this chart is for Japan total, and not just Tokyo.

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@Burning Bush

The vast majority overseas is not sick either.

Hospitals that accept covid patients in Tokyo and around the world have been full for weeks, and should you get infected and need assistance, you will most likely be rejected and told to stay home.

This is the real problem, medical facilities overwhelmed.

Nowhere in this world people are falling dead on the streets.

As you said “its been a year”. You should know better by now.

Because you do not see it, it does not mean it is not concerning, dangerous and that we should all take this seriously and do our best to protect ourselves and others, as the government here is clearly not prioritising population’s health but the Olympics and trying to “save face”.

After one year do you still believe these official numbers are even close to real?

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People going about their daily lives and business. Walking down Monja street in Tsukishima now and the restaurants are super busy and the standing bar is packed. It’s the weekend, it’s getting warmer and people have been living like this for a year. Government ain’t helping us anymore so seems people aren’t willing to put their lives on hold anymore. I don’t like it but I totally get it!!!!

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99.99% of people are totally unscathed.

As japan has the weak virus from the border of Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan, our variant is mostly dangerous to over 70 yrs. The new vaccine resistant version is very dangerous, infectious. Kept the border closed and cancel Olympic. Old people stay home.

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good News, hospitals weren’t overrun and deaths are no higher than a regular year,

I am happy I haven’t wasted the last year at home and plan to travel, eat out socialize even more this year,

hopefully more people will come to realize this isn’t as bad as feared and go out and enjoy there lifes too,

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Either the virus is very weak or not as contagious as people have predicted.

It’s been a year folks... the vast majority of people are not sick.

You do realize this is the same virus that has killed almost half a million Americans over the past year you are talking about, right?

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The virus is nasty but not deadly in the vast majority of people.

I will be having dinner outside tomorrow as I just do not believe (honestly) that the risk warrants any more restrictions.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

The number of cases is going down

99.99+% of the country is unaffected

Stop worrying and get on with life

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