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Tokyo reports 7,844 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 43,365

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 7,844 new coronavirus cases, up 444 from Saturday and up 1,342 from last Sunday. It is the first weekend since the quasi-state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and other prefectures last Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 36, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 694, up 61 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 43,365. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (3,939), Kanagawa (3,553), Osaka (3,493), Chiba (2,515), Aichi (2,290), Fukuoka (1,941), Hyogo (1,748), Hokkaido (1,497), Ibaraki (1,294), Kyoto (864), Shizuoka (845), Okinawa (838), Hiroshima (800), Shiga (623), Gunma (523), Niigata (507), Tochigi (480), Miyagi (474), Kagoshima (468), Aomori (461), Mie (449), Okayama (415), Fukushima (389), Nagano (379), Gifu (357), Nara (345), Kumamoto (312), Kagawa (286), Iwate (265), Ishikawa (254), Oita (246), Yamaguchi (234), Akita (231), Toyama (225), Ehime (213), Nagasaki (208), Miyazaki (204), Saga (186) and Yamagata (168).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 61.

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It's going up. That's bad. I guess I'm not an expert because I thought it was going to end a month ago.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

Up????? No!!!! It was supposed to go down!!!! What's happening??????

Guess last week was a three day weekend so all the youngsters were too busy traveling /shopping / partying and had no time to get tested?

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Ah, so people had it, went out galavanting, and spread it around.

As well they should. The best way to end this BS is by acting normally and immunity through infection with the weakened variants (Omicron, BA.2) I hope Japan will end pointless border restrictions soon.

-10 ( +12 / -22 )

All my younger friends are off running all over the country for Cherry Blossom season.

I mean, why not?

I believe were are stuck with it now as just another risk we have to accept. That means masks year round, all year, every year.

Joy.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Is the booster bringing the numbers down... or up?

-16 ( +5 / -21 )

I believe were are stuck with it now as just another risk we have to accept. That means masks year round, all year, every year.

Or not. I wore my mask while in crowded places for the 2-3 days I was infected and symptomatic as a basic courteously, but have been maskless other than that.

-19 ( +5 / -24 )

Bronco

It won’t bring the numbers down in any noticeable manner, however it an have very nasty side effects to many.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

at this rate Japan will not reopen its borders even next year!

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Tokyo's numbers - due to the way testing is conducted - are going to hover around 5,000-20,000 for the next few months. If Japan is hoping for a significant reduction, say, cases being maintained around 2000-3000 a day before easing border restrictions, then sadly foreigners will continue to be locked out well into the second half of this year.

That is of course unless they change the health directions to treat Covid as endemic, which common sense tells you they should. Sadly we know that the LDP is devoid of common sense.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

694 people in hospital out of 130 million??

how is this even news??!!

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

It’s done. Didn’t you see baseball this weekend?

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

694 people in hospital out of 130 million??

how is this even news??!!

That's only hospitalized with severe symptoms. I think you should read whatever more than once to get a better read on things

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 36, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 694, up 61 from Saturday.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Remember

Keep 6 feet or more apart for social distancing

Avoid large crowds,

Continue to wear mask when in public,

Get vaccinated or boosted.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Total shut down until the virus is completely out. Please value human lives over capitalism.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

This variant will end when most people get immunity either from the vaccine or from getting it. I am in Costa Rica and I went to a Coldplay concert and almost nobody had masks and neither of my friends or family catched it from the concert.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

@Tara Tan

I agree with you...in April 2021.

The world chose a different course. Just saying, your ideoligy was correct (IMO) but that ship has sailed.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

The only way down is to get exposed and develop natural immunity, honestly. That’s what happened to us here in the Ph last January just after the holidays. With the elections also coming close (meaning, campaign rallies everywhere even though they are “following protocols”) cases haven’t been going up.

smh. Hoping for the better!!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The numbers seem to indicate that a closed-border Japan plan is not working. I don't understand the border toughness with all the rapid testing available so cheaply. Test in your home country; test upon arrival in Japan. If positive, quarantine yourself for three days and test again. Bring a bunch of rapid tests to help prove your status.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The numbers seem to indicate that a closed-border Japan plan is not working.

So you think the case numbers wouldn't change if the borders were open?

To me, that goes against all logic, but that's my initial thought without having looked into the specifics. Do you have anything to support your theory that the numbers would not increase if the borders were open?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

important number is 61 deaths in all Japan.

nothing to worry more that if compare with numbers of deaths by heart attack,car accidents or cancer combined for exactly same day.

go and live your life as usual.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Okinawa numbers still extremely high.

For a prefecture with no subway, this is a very telling number.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

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