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Tokyo reports 7 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 79


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported seven new coronavirus cases, down 15 from Sunday and down 11 from last Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 10, unchanged from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 85, unchanged from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 79. Kanagawa Prefecture had the most cases with 18.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was one.

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No typos here. - It’s “7”. -

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Remarkable good news! Let's hope this trend continues, and we can get back to life!

1 ( +12 / -11 )

Good low numbers. Herd immunity works and viruses become less deadly as they mutate. No need to worry anymore, will no doubt be more cases at some point but unless you are very old, obese or with serious underlying health issues you have little to be concerned about.

-5 ( +16 / -21 )

More people tested positive at the airports on entry yesterday (8 new cases) than in Tokyo today.

Tokyo: 14 million people

Airports: 3,500 international travelers maximum per day are allowed to enter Japan, all of whom are PCR tested before even getting on the plane to fly here.

5 ( +13 / -8 )

How many false positives would be expected from the number of tests done?

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

So out of 14,000,000 people, only a meagre 7 got the virus? That’s incredible - defying logic.

So, can I stop wearing my mask now as surely it’s safe now….well according to the Japanese government figures that is?

15 ( +23 / -8 )

Every winter, cases will go up dramatically, get used to it, and enjoy your life, that’s what viruses do.

How do you explain the cases peaking in summer?

As I said the stupidity virus is the real danger now!!!

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Perhaps some haven't read the recent article on Asahi (https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14481175). Quite revealing, yet an overly conservative estimate that the true number of infections (Sept 2020 - Mar 2021) are likely to be 3.8 times higher than the official figure based on a published & peer-reviewed research.

I personally think that the true number of Tokyoites with Covid-19 antibodies is much, much higher than the conservative estimates.

As many/most are aware, or should be, it's been very difficult for most people to get a PCR test (until more recently, but at one's own expense). Many/most people potentially infected (and only those with symptoms) have also been reluctant to seek medical treatment for light symptoms. It's my opinion that this, in combination with vaccination, has lead to the recent sharp drop in new infections.

Meanwhile, keep washing your hands festidiously.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

So out of 14,000,000 people, only a meagre 7 got the virus? That’s incredible - defying logic.

What number should it be according to your "logic"?

Once again. If you and your ilk have any evidence, not hunches, then please show it. If not then...

2 ( +9 / -7 )

No lockdowns besides a lame and widely-ignored closing of bars after 8 PM.

Besides a now regretted 3 week closure of schools in 2020, Japan allowed life and herd immunity to do its thing.

Virus gonna Virus.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

There are probably more than a few convenient locations in the Tokyo area @Reckless 7:47pm with such amenities, . .

*- @Reckless 7:47pm: [Meanwhile, keep washing your hands festidiously.] “Good advice. But where is the soap and something to dry my hands?” *

. . and on-call ‘hygienists’ to assist you. - Perhaps try Yoshiwara or Kawasaki?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Now open up for god sake !! I need onsen, izakaya and my local Kaiten sushi action!

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

I LOVE, just LOVE they are restricting the unvaccinated to home and work in Austria. It is exactly as some of us have been saying over the last few months. Hope they do the same here and keep the numbers low - so the responsible ones can resume normality. Yes - eagerly waiting my booster.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )


1 ( +2 / -1 )

I don't get the logic of posters saying lets go full Austria when it seems the lighter touch approach has been successful. .

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Hopefully the low numbers will encourage those too scared to go outside and behave normally to start spending at local businesses again. Of course I have supported local business and others around the country the whole time.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

Let's keep it that way. No need to hurry to open up again. Learn from the mistakes of Europe and other countries. Only fully vaccinated people should be allowed into Japan - no exceptions. That will also help Japan keep out those who can't get their heads around the idea that - even if it's boring to do - vaccines, continuing to wear masks, wash hands and sanitizing do actually work.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Yes, I am a researcher,

You really aren't.

but not "in this area", I'm not a virologist...

You've been playing catchup for almost 2 years.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Wow, Awesome, How about that!? PESSIMISTS ?

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Less vaccinating = less infections.

Countries with high vaccination rates have more people in hospital.

Since Japan slowed right down on the vaccinating, everything has improved. See what happens if they go for the 3rd or booster shot as they call it. As I see it, Japan with it's larger population has less problems than the likes of New Zealand with it's draconian lockdown measures and increased jabbing.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

@vic.M - What on earth are you talking about - Japan is close on 77% (and in real terms its much higher as children are not eligible) double jabbed. When the numbers really fell off they had been getting 700,000-900,000 jabs into arms every day for 4 months. That was the turning point when the fall off kicked in. I would hardly call that slowing down!

@Burning Bush - Proof you can beat Covid without full lockdowns but with a compliant society (in general) complying with mask mandates and not being weak minded like the citizens of other countries into listening to the anti-vaxxers.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Outstanding!!! Congratulations!!! I love the people of Japan! Yes! A compliant society and cares for others. The world should follow your example!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Please be very careful in letting anyone in. I am visiting a country in Europe who have also vaccinated a majority. They fine or arrest anyone who does NOT WEAR a mask in stores or anything indoor. Unless you are eating. And it works. Not as good as your numbers - but better than its neighbors.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

How many false positives would be expected from the number of tests done?

Rounding to nearest whole number, zero.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

How is this even newsworthy?

Isn't there anything else more interesting to report on?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Awful lot of armchair immunologists in these comments sections. I'd like to see some diplomas, please.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

More evidence that vaccines work.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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