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Tokyo reports 66 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 484

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 66 new coronavirus cases, up nine from Friday and 16 down from last Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 63.3.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 35, four down from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 335, down 22 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 484. Osaka Prefecture had the most cases with 78, followed by Tokyo, Kanagawa (36), Aichi (33), Hokkaido (24), Saitama (22), Hiroshima (22), Fukuoka (21) and Hyogo (17).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 13.


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I think we may not need these daily updates any more at these low rates. Quite well done Japan.

-5 ( +13 / -18 )

As I predicted under 500 by the end of the week..yeppie

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

Once again, it doesn't look that rosy in our area.

Okay, agreed, compared with the # of population it still ain't "noteworthy".

But it just doesn't want to decrease! WHY??? Despite the high vaccination rate, and compared with Tokyo, oh well, just isn't the same! Makes me think and wonder!

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

This is good news especially as it's two weeks since the state of emergency was lifted and people started going about their lives. Let's keep wearing masks and eventually there will be no more Corona virus.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

It will go under 100 for a month but nothing special can happen with these numbers.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

I disagree with the comment by 'Reckless' (I think we may not need these daily updates anymore at these low rates.)

Sure, the numbers are a great credit to the prefecture, however, we shouldn't let our guard down just yet.

According to my records, both figures for Tokyo and Japan are the lowest since December last year, and I for one hope they keep getting lower with the vaccination rate continuing to get better also.

Discontinuing reporting these figures will just accelarate them again. Have a look at how the scramble crossing number are now, compared to 2 years ago. Almost back to normal, so to speak.

Keep it up Japan

0 ( +9 / -9 )

So why do we still have to self isolate when returning to the country. Why aren't the journos asking this question?!?

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

"Once again, it doesn't look that rosy in our area."

Really? Osaka had 78 cases, the highest in Japan. The national total was 484. I guess you are talking about the US or the UK, when you are saying that it does not look rosy, because you are not about Japan.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

The cooperation from citizens following the rules helps a lot such number decrease.

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5 ( +7 / -2 )

So why do we still have to self isolate when returning to the country. Why aren't the journos asking this question?!?

So we can can have the same numbers and be safe.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

@leighton

Just out of curiosity...what does it mean, according your records?

In your past posts you explained here each single case and also percentage numbers...and whatever...

Do you write down in a small notebook everyday how many cases are in Japan? For each prefecture?

Don't you think that is a little bit paranoid?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Great good news! Worth of reporting the decreasing number of cases and fatalities. Good news are to be reported, we need to hear good things after so long time of suffering this pandemic.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Concerncitizen,

wrong answer, have been living in Japan for more than 30 years now.

So no need to compare with the UK or the USofA!

And as I said (maybe you didn't see it), looking at the population, it ain't that much!

However, we were in the zeroes a couple of weeks ago.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

@Makoto Shimizu

Great good news! Worth of reporting the decreasing number of cases and fatalities. Good news are to be reported, we need to hear good things after so long time of suffering this pandemic.

I know a good fortune teller that will tell you all the good news you want to hear and its cheaper than a PCR test if you can get one...

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Not much time just passed by to look at this

> The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 13.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Klausdorth why don’t you just go ahead and tell us what your ‘area’ is? My area is central Tokyo and it’s looking quite good here what’s the big secret?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Monty. Yes I have been keeping records since the pandemic started, and it only refers to Tokyo and Japan as a whole. No, I am not paranoid about it. I keep statistics on many things. It keeps my brain working LOL

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Hmmm. Well perhaps it has something to do with the amount of Natural Immunity that people have developed as a result of having had and having recovered from the virus. People go on and on about the number of tests, but fail to consider the fact that an estimated (by scientists) percentage of 40% ~ 60%+ of people are asymptomatic, not even knowing they had been infected and recovered.

Perhaps we'll know more in retrospect.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

In less than 2 weeks the number of covid-19 cases will start to rise again. Unless they work to stamp it out completely, its going to be this roller coaster problem.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

10/14 PCR tested in Tokyo was 5,430

too little.

is anybody there trying to shut the pandemic?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

These are good numbers. Forget the number of cases as like so many point out, there is very little testing. Still hospitalizations and deaths can't be denied. The numbers are all way down. I can even get better numbers if we isolate every single individual and close the country down completely but that would be the death of Japan. Covid is something that we have to live with. Let's work at getting the numbers down within the scenario of a fully functioning open society not an artificial one. There is no other practical option lest Japan waits until Covid is eradicated from the earth.

OK....low numbers, now what? Wait until they get lower? How low and for how long? What's next?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Jeez, very low numbers, I smell an election in the air.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

meanwhile in other news...

Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients

1 ( +2 / -1 )

So 1 or 2 people out of a million people have severe symptoms and in hospital. Doesn't seem bad at all.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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