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Tokyo reports 7,440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 47,338

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 7,440 new coronavirus cases, up 151 from Friday and down four from last Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 35, down three from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 47,338. After Tokyo, prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (4,848), Saitama (4,129), Osaka (3,645), Chiba (2,649), Aichi (2,595), Fukuoka (2,277), Hyogo (1,984), Hokkaido (1,701), Ibaraki (1,339), Shizuoka (1,050), Okinawa (879), Hiroshima (869), Kyoto (839), Tochigi (628), Kagoshima (597), Gunma (582), Miyazaki (564), Niigata (545), Aomori (526), Gifu (520), Nagano (500), Shiga (497), Mie (493), Fukushima (420), Kumamoto (379), Nara (374), Okayama (366), Saga (316), Akita (288), Oita (283), Kagawa (273), Ehime (257), Nagasaki (256), Iwate (247), Yamaguchi (240), Toyama (236), Ishikawa (234), Miyazaki (218), Yamanashi (211), Yamagata (195) and Fukui (161).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 101.

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This is dragging on……though it is getting lower and lower, albeit slowly!

Fingers crossed this new variant doesn’t come over as we could be forced to cancel summer and wear masks all summer too. UK figures are really high this week with the new stealth variant.

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Omicron is really hard on asian, but cases are rising in Europe too.

Be careful everyone!

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Slowly, going down, and that's the right direction.

This "stealth" nickname the media has given BA2 is stupid. While it may or may not be harder to detect, the creepy name makes it sound far more dangerous than it actually is. Some people may get sick enough for hospitalisation, and responsible hospitals should be giving them proper, non-toxic treatments or putting them on a ventilator and hoping they don't pass away.

But it's so stealthy that most people won't even know they have it.

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The new variant will come over here as it is impossible for it to be stopped, (not that anyone is even trying very hard,) just as all previous variants. Numbers will not change too much as testing has a cap on that. Maybe there will be another rise if they can't control testing well enough. Anyhow the new variant is no more harmful than the current one with many people never knowing they have had it, despite some posters here obsession on it being the most dangerous ever, a view that no one in Japan or the world takes any notice of no matter how many times they bleat it.

And as for masks they are here to stay in Japan forever. Japanese people just love them and wear then when driving the car alone, bicycling and walking in parks or even the mountains alone with no one around. They will never give them up.

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And as for masks they are here to stay in Japan forever. Japanese people just love them and wear then when driving the car alone, bicycling and walking in parks or even the mountains alone with no one around. They will never give them up.

How incredibly sad

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Japan is the follower of America. Not wise.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

This is what happens when politicians choose capitalism over its people.

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Pray for the japanese people.

Pray for the asian people out of this pandemic.

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This is dragging on……though it is getting lower and lower, albeit slowly!

When cases first started dropping, the usual suspects on here were quick to declare "it's over" and didn't like my observation that it probably marked the halfway point.

However, as a pandemic, we have to accept that it is probably not going to go away. And while each death is a tragedy, it should be seen in context of the 100,000 that die on average every month in Japan of all causes. A few more thousand is a shame, but now just a part of overall mortality.

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No more breakdowns of cases by age groups?

Would also be informative if deaths also broken down by said criterion

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