Tokyo reports 8,102 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 52,741


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 8,102 new coronavirus cases, down 10 from Friday and up 707 from last Saturday.

By age group, 1,691 cases were in their 20s, 1,482 in their 30s and 1,255 in their 40s, while 1,030 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,320 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29, down one from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 489, up five from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 52,741. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (4,000), Kanagawa (3,792), Saitama (3,661), Chiba (2,941), Fukuoka (2,734), Aichi (2,726), Hokkaido (2,274), Hyogo (1,833), Okinawa (1,524), Ibaraki (1,505), Hiroshima (1,205), Shizuoka (999), Kyoto (992), Niigata (775), Tochigi (761), Nagano (740), Kagoshima (735), Kumamoto (680), Fukushima (654), Okayama (642), Miyazaki (609), Gifu (579), Miyagi (567), Mie (555), Aomori (555), Shiga (523), Gunma (502), Oita (465), Nara (445), Saga (406), Nagasaki (389), Iwate (378), Kagawa (351), Yamaguchi (345), Ehime (312), Ishikawa (301), Akita (285), Yamanashi (263), Wakayama (242), Fukui (223), Toyama (186) and Yamagata (185).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 49.

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@Thomas, people have indeed stopped caring. I recently made a trip back to my home country and it was refreshing to see just how little anyone cared and were living as normal, and nothing was overwhelmed. I hope Japan continues to drop all restrictions on borders and quarantine and tourists, this thing is never going away. Hoping to have my friends from overseas here for summer fireworks and partying this year, fingers crossed!

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@Thomas - maybe it's just Shibuya where there are a lot of younger people. I can't say I've noticed any change whatsoever in mask-wearing in other parts of Tokyo - still very close to 100% of people wearing them indoors and out.

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I feel like this isn't another wave, just the natural result of more people out and about.

Of course, they aren't testing enough to have any idea of what the numbers mean.

29 people hospitalized in all of Tokyo is pretty low, though.

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We have to just live with it like seasonal influenza

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29 people hospitalized in all of Tokyo is pretty low, though.

Yes pretty low.

Unfortunately that's not true

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29,

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Graph shows average of daily cases slowly but steadily rising again since last week of March.

Good thing average of daily deaths still continues to decline

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And lots of non masked people

Define lots. I'm in Shibuya regularly and agree crowds are back as big as they ever were. But i'd say 99% still masked.

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When in Shibuya mask it up and wrap it up. Enjoy.

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Agree... We do have to learn to live with it. But, Japan doesn't have to rush to open up to Tourists for the moment, and @Rodney, it's still NOT season flu. I'm really not quite sure why you keep saying that. Because it's certainly NOT seasonal, It's been all year for two and a half years now!

@Thomas, I was in Shibya today also and we are clearly living in parralel universes as I noticed no difference in mask wearing whatsoever.

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Okinawa posts another huge increase. Another wave is coming.

Japan just needs to do a hard lockdown--the Japanese people and residents here can weather that.

It is the best approach to limit infections and related deaths.

Tourists aren't coming here until August until the latest.

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Tourists aren't coming here until August until the latest.

Until the latest what?

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Looks rather ordinary to me, no more than seasonal flu. Japan has done a good job at the end of the day. No doubt due to culture, self sacrifice and a robust pharma industry.

IMHO, Japan should start looking at similarly successful countries (whose population is similarly vaccinated with effective vaccines) and kickstart tourism campaign with those countries.

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This isn’t some seasonal flu. That’s a different respiratory disease. The only thing about Covid and the flu is this …. People are finally washing their hands more frequently because of Covid and the unintended consequence albeit a good one …. In conjunction with cleaning common touch areas, masking up …. The seasonal flu has nearly been eradicated. With the slow but steady increase in Covid again …. The anti everything crowd better get ready for the next SOE….

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