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Tokyo reports 72 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 731

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 72 new coronavirus cases, down five from Tuesday and 77 down from last Wednesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 88.7.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 43, 12 down from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 413, down 31 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 731. Among prefectures, Osaka had the most cases with 125, followed by Tokyo, Saitama (51), Kanagawa (50), Aichi (40), Hyogo (39), Chiba (36), Aomori (34), Okinawa (32), Hiroshima (26), Fukuoka (22) and Hokkaido (21).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 33.

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Since the corona rate is decreasing, Japan Government should ease the border entry restrictions. For last 10 months border is closed therefore, lots of students are waiting for government decision.

5 ( +16 / -11 )

I wonder if those vaccinated are still tested. I suppose they are not, and doctors only recommend testing when showing strong symptoms. Hence, it is also a reason for the rapid .decreasing

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

@didou, thats a very good question actually - PCR testing has always been very stringent (even for those showing symptoms) so it would not be surprising at all if fully vaccinated people are basically denied a test unless showing extreme symptoms.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

@AHMED IMRAN SAMAD, I hear you. I just hope Japan will accept its own vaccine passport. Last time I reentered Japan at Haneda in April and they had like several hundred new workers just to confirm their own forms. This type of bureaucracy can become entrenched and resist a quick return to the good old days of travel.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

If you are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms why would you go out and get tested? Are will still having these discussions?

6 ( +14 / -8 )

Also, anyone who wants a pcr test can get one

1 ( +11 / -10 )

@stickman, please show where anyone has suggested vaccinated/non vaccinated people get tested if they have no symptoms.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Also, anyone who wants a pcr test can get one

yes, if they are willing to pay for it at a private clinic, which may or may or may not be reported to the health authorities. If they want a free test from a health center, they have to convince them they really need one.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

What happen to the Super spreader event? I guess a lot of people were wrong about the The Tokyo games.

-1 ( +12 / -13 )

, which may or may or may not be reported to the health authorities

Under Japanese law anyone who tested positive for an infectious diseases has to be reported. See Japan infectious Disease Law Article 4 and 5

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Under Japanese law anyone who tested positive for an infectious diseases has to be reported. See Japan infectious Disease Law Article 4 and 5

WRONG!

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201228/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

They do not have to report positive cases because they are not classed as 'medical practitioners'.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

If you are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms why would you go out and get tested? Are will still having these discussions?

Vaccinated or not, there is no reason to get tested without any symptons. Testing asymptomatic people has always been a non sense since the start of covid.

The point is that if you show light / mild symptoms and go to the hospitals, doctors might consider that vaccinated will not develop severe symptoms, then denying testing.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

What happen to the Super spreader event?

I guess a lot of people were wrong about the The Tokyo games.

They are Probably all sulking somewhere

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

Patient numbers are more reliable as corona indicators.

Since the start of Oct Germany has ended free PCR test (to encourage people to get vaccinated). Japan as well as other countries of higher vaccination may follow suit alongside reopening.

As of today both Japan and Germany have the same fully vaccination rate at 65.2 % of the entire population.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

The number of cases in Osaka is inching up and Aomori has been unusually high for the last two days. I wonder why Aomori.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Patient numbers are more reliable as corona indicators.

Wrong. In Japan, impossible to have reliable data from private clinics.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Natural immunity in action!

vaccinated or unvaccinated most people in Tokyo at least have contracted this illness over the last couple of years. Many probably don’t even know they have had it as asymptomatic cases are a large part of the cohort! Move on! open up! Enough with the vaccinate anything that moves mantra!

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

@getagrip

You mean a lot of workers who are pretending to be students so they can work in Japan.

I have a good amount of scholarship, I want to complete my undergraduate and come back to my home country. This is really hard for me to do online class because there is time differences. And the majority of students have the intention to learn the language, get a degree from educational institutions. I am really surprised to see your underestimating comments.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

I want to complete my undergraduate and come back to my home country

Where are you from, mate?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Btw @getagrip 6:03pm you can stop asking. @tooheysnew 6:26pm ‘put that baby to bed’ a month ago. Pointless now to gloat or revisit a dead issue, don’t you think? How about moving on to a brighter future, eh? - Thanks.

*- Sep. 13 7:44pm:“Okay… “There’s was no one ‘superspreader’ event!” - There. …. You can finally STOP bringing that up DAILY.” -*

Responding to: @tooheysnew 6:20pm: “I’m still waiting for one of the many people who were predicting a superspreader to admit they were wrong.”

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Although Japan can't open the borders right now, they should make a plan to open when and how to open.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

These were out of a sample of 5700 test, with a 1 percent positive rate Google Tokyo Covid Hospitalization

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