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Tokyo reports 708 new coronavirus cases; 847 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 708 new coronavirus cases, down 171 from Sunday.

Osaka recorded 847 cases.

In Tokyo, people in their 20s (182 cases), their 40s (137) and their 30s (131) accounted for the highest numbers, while 91 cases were aged 60 and over. Also, 94 were aged 19 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 65, up two from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is a record high 1,084, up 34 from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 4,469. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (344), Aichi (304), Fukuoka (285), Kanagawa (222), Saitama (198), Chiba (148), Kyoto (121), Hokkaido (114), Okayama (109), Nara (70), Gifu (64), Gunma (61), Tokushima (60), Okinawa (57), Hiroshima (57), Oita (53), Fukushima (49), Niigata (47), Ibaraki (46), Kagoshima (45), Shiga (37) and Mie (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 46.

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down 171 from Sunday.

Up 283 (66%) compared to last Monday.

21 ( +28 / -7 )

And not one nurse can be spared to take care of the ill. Not just from Covid but for all other illnesses as well.

15 ( +19 / -4 )

And not one nurse can be spared to take care of the ill. Not just from Covid but for all other illnesses as well.

Spot on. Screw the Olympics.

24 ( +26 / -2 )

Thanks for your continued, daily efforts @Zoroto 4:21pm with “The Daily Numbers” and for always doing comparisons each day. - (Especially, after reading the “Opinions” section: “Numbers can trip you up during pandemic: Tips to help figure out tricky stats”.)

3 ( +11 / -8 )

The Daily Numbers” and for always doing comparisons each day

Yeah, I don't know why JT decided this is relevant. NHK for example reports the difference from last week, like I do. The only place I ever see a comparison vs. the previous day is here.

13 ( +19 / -6 )

Up 38% to last Wednesday, down 124 to the same day in March, up 87.69% to the 3rd Friday of the corresponding month in 2020.

Haven't you guys got anything better to do ?

-7 ( +9 / -16 )

Who cares about last Monday?! The figures will drop from this week due to the SoE. But I'm sure you'll have some "theory" as to why (rolling eyes and smgdfh).

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

Most disturbing is how for the past few days, they have refused to publicly post the number of tests conducted in these articles.

While I realize we can likely (though not without a bit of digging) find them on the official COVID website, you can't possibly tell me that this isn't intentional. I bet seeing the ongoing and shamefully low number of tests next to the new number of positive cases is so damning, they're hoping people won't bother checking and making it more difficult to do so.

This is actually unreal.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Ho hum. Another day, another useless number.

How many people died from covid? How many were seriously ill? What were their overall state of health upon contracting covid in the first place? This is the important information.

Otherwise, it's as useless as reporting how many people caught the common cold.

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Does anyone have a record of what the numbers were this time last year, when it was decided things were too risky to hold the Olympics?

I'm pretty sure we weren't at the 700-a-day mark

20 ( +21 / -1 )

Fewer cases in Tokyo today compared to yesterday is extremely significant because it could so easily have gone the other way. It might be due to the state of emergency. It might be due to fewer people gathering for work due to Golden Week, but keeping the numbers down in Tokyo is absolutely important.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

@obladi

*Fewer cases in Tokyo today compared to yesterday is extremely significant because it could so easily have gone the other way. It might be due to the state of emergency. It might be due to fewer people gathering for work due to Golden Week*

No, due to the way Japan tests, you have to compare the same day from previous weeks. Japanese media are pointing out that the previous several Mondays all had new cases in the 300s or 400s. Hitting almost 800 today is a huge jump in the wrong direction.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

All instructions were in Japanese and not alot of Japanese respected the instructions.

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as i clearly stated we have peaked and will see a steady decline of cases. now we have new emergency guidances from Suga-san and Koike-san.

-22 ( +2 / -24 )

as i clearly stated ... will see a steady decline of cases

as i clearly stated i expect a steady decline of testing

8 ( +12 / -4 )

@tooheysnew: Looking at the timestamps on these posts (first time I've been on the net as its GW and outside has been fairly nice) - I think its pretty clear that one person really doesn't have anything better to do.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

It's Golden Week for gods sake. We should all be outside in the fresh air, having a drink with friends and enjoying the extra days off work. Life is too short to worry about this today. We can't travel, We can't get a vaccine. Let's make the most of what we do have. Some of you are SO depressing.

Be safe, keep your hands clean, your masks on, stay away from silly crowded places. It really isn't rocket science.

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“The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 46.”

This is what the media should be focussing on.

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This nurses thing needs to die. Nurses can choose where they work. Hardly any are working to combat COVID. They should be fighting the disease, but they aren’t. If you look at Japan’s numbers - Hardly anyone is sick.

1) down vote me for not believing every nurse counts

2) up vote me for pointing out Japan’s medical system is doing crap to fight COVID

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@Christopher Glen

Agreed 46 is a minute number considering Japans population. Highlights the reason why draconian measures used in the West are not needed and not welcome in Japan

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Agreed 46 is a minute number considering Japans population. 

Agreed 20,000 test is a minute number considering Japans population. 

Agreed japan's low pre and post mortem test is a minute number considering Japans population. 

Well, what to compare can be conveniently chosen to suit one 's agenda or narrative,

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