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Tokyo reports 759 coronavirus cases; 1,162 for Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 759 new cases of the coronavirus, down 102 from Thursday. The number is the result of 10,091 tests carried out on April 22.

Osaka continued to top the nation's count with 1,162 cases.

In Tokyo, by age group, people in their 20s (226 cases) and their 30s (145) accounted for the highest numbers, while 82 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 52, up four from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 816, up 11 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 5,110. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (567), Aichi (284), Fukuoka (239), Kanagawa (226), Saitama (207), Hokkaido (158), Kyoto (130), Nara (91), Okinawa (85), Shiga (68), Mie (67), Ibaraki (63), Okayama (68), Ehime (52), Hiroshima (48), Oita (45), Niigata (44), Gifu (41), Nagano (40), Fukushima (40), Kumamoto (37) and Wakayama (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide as of 7 p.m. was 55.

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As for other prefectures:

Ehime + 52 today! Also in "my area".

It's closing in and no fun at all!

With the upcoming Golden Week I expect the numbers to increase, despite the so-called "State-of-emergency" for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo.

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number of tests missing again.

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9,195 tests

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How nice to have such a good behaving virus in Tokyo. A bit up, a bit down. This is ridiculous in a city of 30 million.

we prefer the truth from government. There is more than enough manga and silly tv for the fairytales

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Proof once again that the Japanese way is obviously the best way. Everyone is free to travel,go out to eat, shop and do a myriad of things to live a normal life. Obviously something is being done right, so we travel and shop and enjoy.

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@klasusdorth

I agree. With GW coming next week — even with the SOE — it’s going to get worse, unfortunately.

The numbers are bad, and getting worse, and I would hope that everyone realizes that a number represents a person with a new and potentially debilitating or fatal problem.

Hope Ehime stays relatively calm (I’m in the center of Osaka), but hope and predictions don’t always happily match up. Do what you can to gave a relaxing GW and keep safe!

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 759 new cases of the coronavirus, down 102 from Thursday.

This is wonderful news...amazing...with a smile on my face and spring in my step I stand to attention and salute J- govt. Under the fearless leadership of the almighty LDP the virus is in full retreat...Mere hours after the announcement of ' strong and powerful ' measures from next week that will include such drastic measures as closing bars another hour earlier , asking them to stop serving alcohol during daytime and closing shopping centres , the virus is shaking in it's boots and making a hasty retreat. The announced SOE measures are so powerful they will beat the virus as scheduled in 3 weeks ' without fail' even while the populace continues to pack trains and offices during the weekday working hours in an effort to keep the economy strong. These mighty steps under the unwavering leadership of the party will ensure ' safe and successful Olympics and prove once and for all that Japanese mindo and way is superior in beating the virus. I am very happy to be living in beautiful Japan.

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I agree with marcello. He knows exactly what is the truth.

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lol - who would downvote someone for posting the number of tests?

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Well I had to go into Tokyo for some business before the lockdown and it was crowded as usual with packed trains even after lunchtime. At least people are wearing masks.

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I think the Japanese Government knows what they are doing. Give them a chance. They will kick in.

[ Sarcastic Mike! ]

"Tokyo reports 759 coronavirus cases"

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Is the virus unique in its behaviour in Japan. In most countries it keeps going up and up, until some action is taken and then it goes down. But in Japan it reaches a kind peak and then hovers around that for weeks, a bit more or less according to the day. Take Ehime for example already 3 weeks or more. some day in the 20s or 30s other in the 40s or low 50s. It never gets higher and after a lower day in the 20s it is back in the higher range the next day. This behaviour is inconsistent with the rest of the world. But of course the reason is actually simple - limited number of tests. If you limit the number of tests you reach a number of cases you just can never go over. Osaka seems to be at that the last few days and of course Tokyo is the master, although there the numbers are so against the science one has to think there is more to it than just limited number testing with 50% positive cases one day of low testing and then 15% positive the next when there is a little more testing. Or is the Japanese virus really that unique?

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Lack of testing is unique. Sigh ...

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How come 759 is not found or quoted from the reference link which says 861?

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Maybe not posted yet for 23rd

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Obviously something is being done right, so we travel and shop and enjoy.

Famous last words?

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Quite obviously Kyakusenbi_Arimasu doesn't understand what's going on or what people write.

So, let me try to make it very easy for you: "marcelito" (not marcello!!) most definitely wrote this in sarcasm mode, you know, where you reverse the wording of everything you actually wanted to say. Okay?

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Lack of testing should be enshrined as a part of Japanese intangible cultural heritage. Someone whizz a fax off to UNESCO.

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Half of Hyogo cases are people in Kobe city.Definitely not thinking to do a cheeky one nighter there lol.

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See everyone! Marcelo is right on again. I wish he was one of my professors in Graduate School number two.

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@klausdorthToday 06:25 pm JST

Quite obviously Kyakusenbi_Arimasu doesn't understand what's going on or what people write.

So, let me try to make it very easy for you: "marcelito" (not marcello!!) most definitely wrote this in sarcasm mode, you know, where you reverse the wording of everything you actually wanted to say. Okay?

No way! I think you are playing with us here.

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Let’s get on with our daily lives, just take precautions

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Testing numbers are dropping, as expected. The only measure they do that actually lowers the positive cases.

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Let's stop panicking and get this in perspective. The population of Tokyo is over 9 million (or even much more depending on what you include). So 759 is a tiny number. And it's also less than 1 in 10 of those tested - ie. those most likely to be infected. And the number hospitalised was only 52. A number so small you need a microscope to see it. So the other infections were clearly trivial - no worse than catching a cold. I really don't see the problem here - unless you are a complete coward, that is. As for the most important number - the death toll - that is 50, for the whole of Japan: a country of over 126 million people. It is minuscule. It is, quite literally, insignificant.

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@Biil Adams: Agreed. Finally someone that has a sense of reasoning and knows and understands simple stats.

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Comparing Osaka (https://covid19-osaka.info/)...

23 April: 1,167

16 April: 1,207

A small reduction, good. The SoE seems moot if there's a supposed lag in people being infected and reporting symptoms if there's already a slowing of spread anyway

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*@Biil Adams:** Agreed. Finally someone that has a sense of reasoning and knows and understands simple stats.*

Reasoning is good. Better than posting a load of poopy galore about eating Pocky on trains.

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95000 died from pneumonia in 2018?.. link please.

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Let's stop panicking and get this in perspective. The population of Tokyo is over 9 million (or even much more depending on what you include). So 759 is a tiny number.

Of course. From 15 to zero, right?

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I find it very queer that we hear the true amount of Covid cases are being hidden but then why are the deaths so low? Maybe it’s because the virus is much less deadly than claimed. Of course the healthier lifestyle and lack of obesity would be the main factor for less deaths here.

Anyway I shall continue living through this in my way and remain healthy in body and mind. Please don’t be scared guys, your chances of harm are minute

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falseflagsteve

I find it very queer that we hear the true amount of Covid cases are being hidden but then why are the deaths so low?

Good question. There are three reasons which come to mind:

The variant which is prevalent in Japan is not a very deadly one;

The biggest risk factor is age, and the stats tell us that Covid is being caught predominantly by younger age groups. This is presumably because they are going to work on crowded trains, etc, whilst the more elderly (and vulnerable) are staying at home, out of harm's way; and

The second main risk factor is being overweight, and most people in Japan (sumo wrestlers aside!!) are not excessively fat.

So relax, enjoy your life, and if you do happen to catch Covid you are almost certain to recover, and will then have the antibodies which will make you even safer!

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