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Tokyo reports 743 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,536

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 743 new coronavirus cases, up 201 from Tuesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 607.

People in their 20s (177 cases) and their 30s (156) accounted for the highest numbers, while 132 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure soared to a record high 1,413, up 119 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:15 p.m. was 4,536. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkaido (551), Aichi (445), Osaka (331), Okinawa (302), Kanagawa (225), Fukuoka (211), Hiroshima (166), Saitama (164), Hyogo (140), Chiba (123), Okayama (82), Kyoto (81), Shizuoka (79), Gifu (73), Ibaraki (66), Gunma (64), Kumamoto (51), Aomori (51), Tochigi (47), Shiga (42) and Oita (38).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 108.

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Keep on rolling.

This will not be the end of the tunnel!

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Right back where we started. Spit....(with a different 2nd consonant. )

11 ( +12 / -1 )

lets put all the good olympicgames news in a row

record severely sick

record numbers in several prefectures

main Japanese newspaper calls for cancellation being an olympic sponsor

Yesterday the US advised not to travel to Japan

we pull the SDF from vaccinating people to stand by at the Games

top businessleaders and virologists call for cancellation

so, all good reasons to push ahead and have safe and hopeful games. Where is the problem

14 ( +17 / -3 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure soared to a record high 1,413, up 119 from Tuesday.

Hmm... down 1 and up 119. How many of the 119 are from Tokyo?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The Tokyo government’s announcement simply means that 743 people tested positive for the virus. Nothing more, nothing less.

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Every weekend the cases drop and testing drops then as the week continues testing increases and positive cases go up only to drop sharply again each Saturday and Sunday. And the ride up and down goes on week after week.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

hell yeah keep on rolling and hell let the infection spread even higer if thats what it takes for JGOV to take REAL action//// how patahetic

10 ( +13 / -3 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure soared to a record high 1,413, up 119 from Tuesday.

@thelonius

Hmm... down 1 and up 119. How many of the 119 are from Tokyo?

They've just changed category criteria for severely sick patients.

コロナ重症者1413人に 国の集計変更で119人増

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOUA212V30R20C21A5000000/

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Are they ready to admit the SOE is ineffective at controlling the spread of the virus? This is going to drag on for years and cost the country billions.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

For more than 16 months now, we have had the daily figures as the main news. We never get any figures for others diseases or infections.

It is like the weather or market data.

I wonder until when we will get this as a news, and not just a daily stats like others diseases.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Cost me ¥8000 for my PCR test. The swab one was about ¥1800.

i didn’t want them, but I had a fever, totally unrelated.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

@didou... that is because there are currently no other highly infectious/rapidly spreading diseases in the general population.

The original reason was to try shock/scare people into staying/working from home etc... but 16 months of numbers, you get use to them and don’t worry anymore, as you have survived 16 months.

It would be good if they did report how many died from preventative illnesses like polluted air and cancers with a known cause etc, or over work... etc... but not in the government’s interest. Keep the plebs under control is their main goal.

of course, this information is often available 1-2 years later when you know where to look.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Overall numbers falling here in Kansai. With the introduction of the vaccine which can help too, we can say the end is in sight now.

By the start of the Olympics we should see things back to normal. The games can be seen as the worlds start to normality.

-20 ( +6 / -26 )

9,815 tests, lowest Monday testing number since last December. Lower testing (even though 97,000 a day capacity) yet higher cases.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Interesting. No mention of Miyagi prefecture. Very very interesting. Also...Miyazaki?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

People with symptoms are being reported but how about the asymptomatic ones?

Cases won’t fall in Japan until there are more vaccinations in addition to mass testing.

The time for the latter was months ago which was the time but ill thought out regulations in the meantime have allowed cases to trend upward.

The downside is that Japan is in a bad place and the population is weary of it all...

7 ( +8 / -1 )

@Goodlucktoyou

was that cost because you had a fever and so the total was supplemented? I need to travel and everywhere I look, pcr tests are ¥30,000 and up…

2 ( +2 / -0 )

They are starting the vaccines, at least, so hang on! Mrs. Affist's parents both have their first jabs scheduled next week. By early July, they will be considered to be "fully vaccinated" like many of the other octogenarians, and the death rates will come down. It seems like a race against time to get the vulnerable immunized before the Olympics bring all the world's variants into Tokyo.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It’s worth looking at the total current active cases too - not only new daily reported cases which make it look like the numbers are lower than they are.

There are 65,000 current active coronavirus cases in Japan. The real number obviously way higher due to low testing and asymptotic and mildly symptomatic (toughing it out) untested people out there. All of whom are infectious.

Interestingly they postponed the Olympics with c.850 active cases in Japan last year.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

My partner has been sick for the past few days and this morning had a temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius. I was fine but rang ahead to ask my school employer if I should attend school. I was told yes, so I went to work.

I arrived at school and all hell broke loose. I was told to exit the premises until he had been tested, and they recommended a clinic at 7000 yen a test. As it was so expensive they stated that I didn't need a test unless his was positive. That's because they were refusing to pay for either of our tests.

So, my partner and I went to the test site. Sadly, they said they couldn't test him as their test operative was absent that day but they were able to refer my partner to Shinjuku health Centre. They couldn't refer me as I wasn't ill and so couldn't have a test!

The referral appointment was five hours later. We attended. He got tested. We were the only people there. No queue. But they couldn't test me as I had no symptoms and no medical referral. Then, they revealed he won't get his test results for at least three days via the post and email.

So, now I can't work until he gets his results. Unless, I get my own test. But, the school thinks I should pay 7000 yen for my own test as I'm not claiming I might have caught the virus in school. Why should I pay? I'm not suck and I still don't know if my partner is. And I'm being refused testing anyway.

Farce, stupidity, meaness? What is it? Why can't employers immediately direct honest employees to get tested at the employers expense?

I now wish I hadn't said a word to my employer. My life is more difficult not delivering my own lessons. Plus, I may still have to find 7000 yen for my own test.

No wonder the virus is now spreading out of control in this utterly incompetent, disorganised in denial nation. God help us all.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Recoveries continuing to outpace new cases and vaccinations now over 10M. Things slowly getting better. Vaccinations should be at around 50M by Olympics if not more.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

So, now I can't work until he gets his results. Unless, I get my own test.

Why not pay for the test? You're losing money not working

1 ( +1 / -0 )

They've just changed category criteria for severely sick patients.

コロナ重症者1413人に 国の集計変更で119人増

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOUA212V30R20C21A5000000/

To clarify, they haven't changed the criteria for severely sick patients. The national criteria has always been those patients in ICU beds or on assisted breathing (ECMO/ventilators). Osaka and Kobe were reporting under more restrictive local criteria, which excluded ICU patients. MHW has now started counting them under national criteria.

On a related note, the Tokyo figures are also based on the local criteria which only includes those on assisted breathing apparatus.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Paul14,

the Japanese PCR testing is unbelievably expensive!

Friends of mine in Germany got PCR (d.i.y.) tests at a pharmacy.

Cost: roughly Yen6.000 for a pack of 20 tests.

Results after 10 to 15 minutes.

Why is it Japan can't provide something like this?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why is it Japan can't provide something like this?

Are you sure it's PCR?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Cancel the Olympic Games immediately. All lives matter.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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