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Tokyo reports 684 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,139

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 684 new coronavirus cases, down 49 from Wednesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 585.

People in their 20s (180 cases) and their 30s (139) accounted for the highest numbers, while 100 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69, down one from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,371, down 42 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 4,139. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkaido (570), Aichi (394), Osaka (309), Okinawa (240), Kanagawa (227), Fukuoka (179), Hyogo (162), Hiroshima (153), Saitama (130), Chiba (121), Shizuoka (79), Okayama (74), Gifu (70), Kumamoto (60), Kyoto (52), Ibaraki (50) and Shiga (47).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 119.

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104 dead in Japan today. Yeah, sounds fantastic.

23 ( +26 / -3 )

Vaccinations are finally rolling out faster than ever. It will be easy to vaccinate all of the elderly that WANT it by mid summer since only 60% want it. The low case numbers in Japan will even get lower. Great news since we never had a hard lock down.

^ IOC parrot alert.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Why Hokkaido so high? I know Okinawa is small space with 30000 US, but Hokkaido? Doesn’t make sense.

Doesn't make sense because testing strategy is inept.

Tokyo is way more dense than Hokkaido and still you have close numbers.

It's getting ridiculous.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Kochi prefecture record high today. Many other areas not looking good either! Stop praising what has been achieved so far, it is not enough!

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Today down 49 I’m so excited and vaccinations Japan is ahead of Bangladesh well done - give me a break !

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Why Hokkaido so high? I know Okinawa is small space with 30000 US, but Hokkaido? Doesn’t make sense.

Your question doesnt make sense as the 30,000 US, is actually a bit over 40,000, and they have had, roughly 1,400 cases on their own, overall that is, but they are NOT to blame, as the overwhelming majority are already fully vaccinated. SO take those suppositions elsewhere!

You want the biggest reason? 180,000 or so tourists that came down here from mainland over golden week!

THERE is the culprit, oh and the thousands more that come every day! Over 80% of the new infections in Okinawa are the "new" variant that is more infectious, and over 60% of the infections are in the 30- and under age group, the very people who tend to not listen and go out and party.

With regards to Hokkaido, you really should watch the national news. They explain it very well! It's pretty much focused on Sapporo. So it's not about the "size" of Hokkaido, it's about the location.

And it's not about the "smallness" of Okinawa either, it's about the young one's not caring!

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Vaccinations are finally rolling out faster than ever.

Yes, almost at the rate of Zimbabwe now... Not quite, but faster than ever.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

gakinotsukai

Doesn't make sense because testing strategy is inept.

Tokyo is way more dense than Hokkaido and still you have close numbers.

It's getting ridiculous.

It's been ridiculous for well over a year now, with no end in sight for this farce...

May 25th, 8,477 tests.

May 24th, 11,081 tests.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Manipulate numbers much?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Dear Government,

Please do NOT start Go To Travel Campaign again.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Its more farcecal as the testing numbers are changed even 4 days later, 24th May testing was 9,815 yesterday and up to 11,282 today. They are either unable to corrolate the already small number of testing data days later, or they are balancing out the numbers to game the 7 day moving average. Also the testing is starting to decline and the media is basically silent with little reporting even as Hokkaido is going through an obvious surge. Whats not to be paranoid about, lol.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Today down 49 I’m so excited and vaccinations Japan is ahead of Bangladesh well done - give me a break !

I am tired of these inept idiots running this country. Looking forward to waltzing into a CVS without an appointment on July 5th for my shot.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Why Hokkaido so high? I know Okinawa is small space with 30000 US, but Hokkaido? Doesn’t make sense.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

only 69 totally hospitalized covid patients in Tokyo and we are told the hospitals is overwhelmed and nurses are concerned and contemplating resignation??

From what hat did you pull this number?

There are over 2,000 patients hospitalized in Tokyo for COVID.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/cards/number-of-hospitalized/

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Why Hokkaido so high? I know Okinawa is small space with 30000 US, but Hokkaido? Doesn’t make sense.

Okinawa and Hokkaido are prime tourist spots for Osaka and Tokyo. Over half of the Military and their families have been vaccinated. The military on Okinawa reported 5 infections last week and are on track to maintain at about that rate.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Hokaiddo and Okinawa have had higher than average numbers throughout the pandemic, I think it might be unfair to blame it all on big city folk.

I'm willing to be proven wrong though.

You are not wrong! Okinawa's "per 100,000" ratio has been pretty bad all along.

Suga and company have done little to assist, because the local Governor, is for the most part, useless.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

@ runner3

So everyone in Japan roll your sleeve up and get the shot.

I think you kind a missed the issue. As of now, the problem is not for people to roll up their sleeve but for the shot to be given.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Okinawa and Hokkaido are prime tourist spots for Osaka and Tokyo.

I'd wager that the number of people from Tokyo who visited those places recently is significantly less than those visited the surrounding kens (Shizuoka, Chiba, Gunma, Yamanashi, Nagano etc).

Hokaiddo and Okinawa have had higher than average numbers throughout the pandemic, I think it might be unfair to blame it all on big city folk.

I'm willing to be proven wrong though.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

The vaccinations are definitely working here in Vancouver British Columbia. We have about 65% with first shots and now our numbers have dropped to a low we haven't seen since last October. And we are starting a 4 step reopening plan. So everyone in Japan roll your sleeve up and get the shot.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@Oxycodin

It’s been explained to you several times that number cited is the number of people hospitalized WITH SEVERE SYMPTOMS, not the total number of people hospitalized. The article also clearly says so (bolding mine):

*The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69...*

Severe symptoms means on a ventilator, undergoing ECMO, etc... It’s really not that hard to understand.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Of course, that is if you believe the statistics Japan feeds its people.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

100 deaths per day is no small number. I recall back in Feb 2020 New Zealand we had a peak of 4 people in a day and people were in shock. As NZ leader said at the time, 'one death is too many'.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69

So 69 people in intensive care in a metropolis of 20 million. And that is supposed to be an emergency??

0 ( +4 / -4 )

@sanjinosebleed:, Yes, Vaccinate those most at risk, and then actively promote vaccination to stop transmission. It's working elsewhere and life is returning to normal.

Please look at how life is returning to normal in countries with high vaccination rates. Come on Man, look at the US and UK, those who had it really bad. They rewarding people for getting a jab in some cases. Maybe if you lived there you'd think differently, rather than being here where frankly it's not that bad but we are stuck in a cycle of SOEs, companies going down the tube etc. What is it with people like you? Do you not wish this situation to improve?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

104 dead in Japan in one day is terrible but vastly different from the 4,300 who died in one day in the US or the 1,800 who died in the UK in one day. As vaccinations increase, the numbers will continue to improve as they have in the US and UK, and Israel.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Osaka reports a strong decline, 11th May 21.900 active cases, today, 28th May only 11.387.

Today 33 provinces report decline, 2 report no difference, 12 report increase,

totally now are 60.815 active cases in all Japan today - down from 73.424 on 15th May.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Thanks for sharing the source @yubaru but I read 69 total hospitalized in the article unless I misunderstood the context of the statement

Thank you for admitting you cherry-picked the article to attempt to make your point!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Signs are this current wave is subsiding, and finally the vaccination program is ramping up. Active cases dropping. There is cause for hope.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

people are getting infected because they go out too much. they should stay indoors.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Where are all the cases still from although my favorite yakitoriya is now even completely SOE closed? ROFL

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Thanks for sharing the source @yubaru but I read 69 total hospitalized in the article unless I misunderstood the context of the statement

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69, down one from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 1,371, down 42 from Wednesday.

69 only yet people are losing their minds....

Vaccinate the most at risk allow others to choose.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

only 69 totally hospitalized covid patients in Tokyo and we are told the hospitals is overwhelmed and nurses are concerned and contemplating resignation??

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

I am tired of these inept idiots running this country

Yep and we are tired that you are bragging every single day about it and moreover being offensive. You have not proved so far being the brightest one either.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

Vaccinations are finally rolling out faster than ever. It will be easy to vaccinate all of the elderly that WANT it by mid summer since only 60% want it. The low case numbers in Japan will even get lower. Great news since we never had a hard lock down.

-18 ( +9 / -27 )

Some prefectures are seeing some big falls in new cases, so that is positive. I think we will also see another day of recoveries outpacing new infections as well.

Will be interesting to see the new vaccination numbers today - these have increased to over 500k a day in the last day or two.

-22 ( +6 / -28 )

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