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Tokyo reports 734 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,574

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 734 new cases of the coronavirus, up 58 from Wednesday.

The number (371 women and 363 men) is the result of 12,785 tests conducted on Feb 1.

By age group, the highest number of cases were in their 20s (138), followed by 120 in their 30s, 104 in their 40s, 97 in their 50s, 64 in their 80s, 62 in their 60s and 55 in their 70s. Sixty-seven cases were 20 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 115, down 10 from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 892.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 2,574. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (241), Kanagawa (224), Osaka (207), Chiba (202), Hokkaido (120), Fukuoka (120), Hyogo (111), Aichi (101), Ibaraki (64), Okinawa (58), Gunma (53) and Kyoto (42).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 79.

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Lock it all down properly. Enough of these half hearted SOE measures. People are dying out there!!

-10 ( +12 / -22 )

Once again more 200 60 or older.

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Lock it all down properly. Enough of these half hearted SOE measures. People are dying out there!!

couldn't have said it better myself.

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Strange to see more women than men testing positive. I don’t recall the last time this was the case.

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Vaccine roll out NOW. Numbers can go to Zero per day

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Strange to see more women than men testing positive.

It's because they jostle with other in meetings to ask endless questions, which is annoying.

Apparently.

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The number of new cases increases even with a state of emergency in place. It seems pretty obvious that the measures being taken are far from sufficient to control the virus. Japan will be battling this virus for years. They are waiting for the vaccine, but it’s gonna be at least six months before any mass inoculations in Japan.

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HBJ

I was surprised at the large number of women being infected, also. The number of women infected has been higher than men many times in January. I don't believe women go to izakaya as much as men do.

I think they go out a lot together for afternoon teas, lunches and wine bars at night. Maybe that's where they are getting infected.

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Women are getting covid from their kids, who are passing it around at school.

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@wakarimasen & aly

obviously you two are able to work from home & get paid your full salary.

life must be good if you’re able to sit on your couch, sipping tea & eating crumpets in your slippers & not have to worry about your finances.

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I think they go out a lot together for afternoon teas, lunches and wine bars at night. Maybe that's where they are getting infected.

Much community spread is workplaces, particularly offices. Then people take it home. Household infection is also on the up. The kids then take it to school (quite likely asymptomatically). And round it goes.

Also, women do a lot of the service jobs where they have a lot of contact with a lot of members of the public, close up, speaking. All ways to increase a person's risk, so no surprise that a large number of women are being exposed to the virus as time goes on.

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lockdown the vulnerable only.

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life must be good if you’re able to sit on your couch, sipping tea & eating crumpets in your slippers 

Would be if I could get the crumpets.

But wakarimasen and aly are right; we need a proper lockdown to sort this out quickly. Accompanied by proper measures in place to support those whose finances are affected.

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@cleo

i would support your idea if, as you suggested, the government would cover my lost income

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Compared

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Compared with 40,000 plus new cases and 1200 deaths a day here in the UK, in spite of lockdown and school closures, you're doing very well. What's Japan's secret?

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The number of new cases increases even with a state of emergency in place. It seems pretty obvious that the measures being taken are far from sufficient to control the virus. Japan will be battling this virus for years. They are waiting for the vaccine, but it’s gonna be at least six months before any mass inoculations in Japan.

Interesting how JT members do a same day of the week comparison when it fits their narrative, but when that fails (last Thursday saw over 1000 cases) they resort to comparing to the previous day, even though those results were from a Sunday!

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@Wakarimasen

If by "people are dying" you mean "fewer people are dying than in a normal year," you're right.

For all you doom-and-gloomers: check out the excess mortality statistics for Japan in 2020.

Note that there were 25 causes of death that killed more people in 2020. Covid was responsible for .3% deaths in that year.

As it happens, I have to go the the hospital a lot, probably about 40 times in the past year. In none of the major university hospitals I have seen are the bodies piling up. Nor is the funeral home down the street from me storing bodies in the parking lot out back.

I'm not saying that we should be complacent, but stop misrepresenting the current situation.

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@wakarimasen & aly

obviously you two are able to work from home & get paid your full salary.

life must be good if you’re able to sit on your couch, sipping tea & eating crumpets in your slippers & not have to worry about your finances.

It would be even better for someone like you if you got paid to stay home and not have to do anything. And if we are working from home, we are most certainly not sitting on our couch, sipping tea & eating crumpets in our slippers & not worrying about our finances.

cleo

i would support your idea if, as you suggested, the government would cover my lost income

well of course. we all would. we don't want you to starve. I'm happy to isolate at home and WORK while you NOT WORK and sit on your couch, sipping tea & eating crumpets in your slippers & not have to worry about your finances.

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Compared with 40,000 plus new cases and 1200 deaths a day here in the UK, in spite of lockdown and school closures, you're doing very well. What's Japan's secret?

Its very simple mate. We don't test much. and we don't do autopsies on the dead to determine whether or not they had covid or if it was a contributing factor to their deaths. So yes of course our numbers are WAY down. BUT we do have 15,000 people in need of hospitalization and yet can't find a bed..

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