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Tokyo reports 75 coronavirus infections; drops below 100 for 1st time in 7 days

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Maybe they only had time to test in Ikebukuro and not Kabukicho as well....

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Good news.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

A good sign with a big drop - only one case in Kanagawa too.

I think we'll start to see Japan get back on top of COVID again pretty quickly.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Like I said before:

Cases will rise, cases will fall.

That is absolutely normal.

Just follow the basic rules: Wear mask, wash hands, use sanitizers, keep social distance where it is possible and everything will be fine!

0 ( +11 / -11 )

These are not the real numbers. I have a friend who is a doctor and he said they have no obligation to report the numbers of covid. Only if asked , they will report the number but otherwise many many many cases go unreported. He said they are contacted a few times a week, in which they divulge numbers but the officials can report any number they want.

10 ( +17 / -7 )

Maybe less were tested? who's knows it's never reported!

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Hope that trend continues.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Still not good enough. NZ has had zero community cases for more than 2 months!

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested, even with very serious symptoms, you really can not blindly, merely, just stare at the number of cases and then declare "oh it's getting better".

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Just follow the basic rules: Wear mask, wash hands, use sanitizers, keep social distance where it is possible and everything will be fine!

Yes, and I would just add: stay as healthy as possible so that if you do catch it you can fight it off with little suffering. This includes increasing your vitamin D (sun, food, supplements), eating right, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

@letsberealistic

You understand the difference in the population between NZ and Tokyo right?

I think the population in NZ is smaller than my hometown in a deep country side where I was born.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Two days after a Sunday, when less tests were likely conducted.

One data point such as this is entirely meaningless when taken alone.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Is the Government Legally obliged to report these figures ? Seems that by doing so, they're creating a sense of unease within the population - so without the figures maybe we'd all feel happier and go back to work ?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Just 1 case in Saitama after 27 the day before.

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Is the Government Legally obliged to report these figures ? Seems that by doing so, they're creating a sense of unease within the population - so without the figures maybe we'd all feel happier and go back to work ?

Seriously, isn't it better to be informed than not informed?

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BigYen

"Is the Government Legally obliged to report these figures ? Seems that by doing so, they're creating a sense of unease within the population - so without the figures maybe we'd all feel happier and go back to work ?"

Seriously, isn't it better to be informed than not informed?

I think that's the point here - the government would like the citizens to be happy and go to work, thus, if they're not legally required to report everything, they won't, as the approach seems to be 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Like blindfolding sheep who are to be slaughtered.

I also think people should be as informed as possible, and all knowledge reg. the development of the covid-19 situation should be open. It also makes people feel unease, when nothing can be trusted and they need to be guessing what the real situation is, and what's safe to do and what's not.

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Koike is in "save-the-Olympics mode" again, so you can bet it's actually 20 times that but they want the low numbers.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Denial, diffuse, destroyed paperwork they are hell bent on the Olymipcs Japan unlike the rest of the world is Virus free, that's their story anyway.

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@Akula

Just 1 case in Saitama after 27 the day before.

Actually, its now announced that its 48 today. Highest since May.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200708/k10012505111000.html

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sorry, todays 48 in Saitama is actually the highest since April 16th

(and this is the 4th highest one day total for any day ever in Saitama, with the highest being 61 on April 15th).

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@Vinke

While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested

I’ve seen no such reports. This wouldn’t be speculation on your part, would it? Source please.

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@JBird

"While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested"

I’ve seen no such reports. This wouldn’t be speculation on your part, would it? Source please.

= multiple statements directly from the people being denied testing, multiple statements on public discussion forums (e.g. on facebook ), comments even on the comment sections of this same very newspaper you're now reading online.

Also:

https://covid19map.safecast.org/views/map

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52466834

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/26/national/hospitals-refuse-coronavirus-patients/

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13169040

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

The number of cases are high, but the most important thing is build your immunity system. If your immunity system is weak, the chances of recovering from this virus is low. People are too much focused on "new cases" thing that they don't realize this strong point.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

So today's agreeable, family friendly number in safety Japan is 75!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Wonder how many were tested?

The people of Tokyo put Koike back in there they deserve her.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

By the way, instead of only reporting cases in Tokyo, the number for the whole country should be mentioned each and every time, JT.

Just checked on the Johns Hopkins University data, and it shows there 20258 cases for today, which is 304 more than yesterday.

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Just 1 case in Saitama after 27 the day before.

Crack open the champagne! Saitama have flattened the curve.

Let’s hope those 27 are suddenly all better and the new 1 didn’t have any contact with anybody in the last few days.

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Mitsuo MatsuyamaToday 08:15 pm JST

The number of cases are high, but the most important thing is build your immunity system. If your immunity system is weak, the chances of recovering from this virus is low. People are too much focused on "new cases" thing that they don't realize this strong point.

Why do people vote this comment down, this shows the blindness that many JT members have. This is just common sense and of course no Phama company or fast food company benefits if people look after their immune system by eating healthy food.

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@Vinke:

*While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested*

> https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52466834

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/26/national/hospitals-refuse-coronavirus-patients/

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13169040

The Japan Times and Asahi News articles you referenced were written at the end of February and the BBC article is from April.

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Many would say that number is due to japan's culture of wearing face masks everywhere and even to bed. Besides masks really being something more of 75% psychological thing for them along with not standing out (in fear of offending those who don't want you to stand out), I think they just did a good job in team work and cooperating in large numbers, which is nothing new for them. They definitely dodged a bullet.

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Vinke

 multiple statements directly from the people being denied testing, multiple statements on public discussion forums (e.g. on facebook ), comments even on the comment sections of this same very newspaper you're now reading online.

Also:

https://covid19map.safecast.org/views/map

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52466834

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/26/national/hospitals-refuse-coronavirus-patients/

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13169040

You better update yourself. All info you refer to above as sources are back in a few mouths ago. I've never heard complaints about testing denial or crisis in healthcare front line these days. Testing has become (pro) active, catching large numbers without symptoms. There are to date only 8 serious patients in Tokyo.

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In my area, I'm still seeing a lot of fools out without masks.

And from the looks of it, it's as if people have "forgot" that COVID-19 exists and is a real thing that is STILL a very big problem worldwide..

It's amazing how ignorant people can be.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Japan are going about this very well considering the population density. I wish I was in Japan right now, I regret leaving.

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Dogger, my friend too, who is a doctor has told me similar stories. Where my friend's story differs and or where you did not write is that this friend will refer patients for testing and they will accept some and refuse some with pneumonia type like symptoms. This doctor does not understand the testing system of accepting and rejecting when this person is conservative when referring their patients.

Myself, I had to go on the train during rush hour, yesterday. I wore a mask and a face shield on the train, and when I returned home the first thing I did was went straight to the shower room threw my clothes into the wash and scrubbed my whole body down. If everyone goes the extra mile, however, no guarantees we for sure can continue to cut the risk factor.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Bravo Ashley ! What you did yesterday is admirable. Just do it everyday. Even if you are really unlucky and fail to ward of sars-cov-2 you will certainly prevent catching many other things which in turn might help you fight of the disease .

Also a good a time as any to perhaps stop talking to your doctor. You seem to talk with him a lot on the subject. Not only it feels creepy he just doesn't sound very smart.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Besides masks really being something more of 75% psychological thing

I maybe wrong but I really think they help a lot in slowing the spread down. How did you get this number ? What are you reading ?

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Wow, n1k1, it appears that 2 of us who written regarding conversations with 2 separate Japanese doctors come back with the same information.

All any of us can do is try and take the extra steps and hope they will make a difference.

Yes, you are right I am blessed that I do not have to take the train daily and my heart goes out to all those who must which may include you.

Finally, I am no expert and just share what I have heard and try and take extra steps to protect myself and my son and pray that is enough. Hopefully, many others are like myself doing the same for themselves and their families by staying home when possible and keep isolated as much as possible which is not easy.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I reported the figures yesterday from a COVID tracker which listed Saitama and Kanagawa as one case each, which the site then revised.

Still 200 cases a day for the whole country is not many.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Oh god, no Ashley, I am so sorry. I wasn't being sarcastic. Given your circumstances I really admire you and your proactive approach to the new life. You are my hero to be honest.

It is just your friend doctor, he always sounds odd to me in your comments. I don't know maybe he's alright .

2 ( +2 / -0 )

No worries, n1k1, we all should be express our opinions freely and respond respectively. Maybe, it is me not expressing this doctors' words clearly and or decisively, however, I am being extra conservative out of respective to this persons' career. However, this physician did say they are not doing enough testing and it is made clear on the NHK news each night that the testing they are doing is on only a certain segment 20 to 30 years old age bracket and with a 60 to 70 percent positive result. What else is frightening when you got 100 plus result rate you see on what a small scale they are doing the testing.

Again, my hope for you and all the others on here nothing happens to you and your family this virus appears to knock the wind out from ones' feet.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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