Tokyo reports 8,226 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 51,913


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 8,226 new coronavirus cases, down 1,294 from Wednesday and down 649 from last Thursday.

By age group, 1,756 cases were in their 20s, 1,395 in their 30s and 1,376 in their 40s, while 1,164 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,330 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 32, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 627, down 28 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 51,913. After Tokyo, prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (4,394), Kanagawa (3,888), Osaka (3,734), Chiba (2,959), Fukuoka (2,586), Hokkaido (2,106), Hyogo (2,070), Ibaraki (1,463), Hiroshima (1,133), Okinawa (1,132), Kyoto (1,092), Shizuoka (1,052), Tochigi (740), Kagoshima (689), Niigata (676), Gunma (667), Miyagi (624), Nagano (603), Gifu (599), Aomori (593), Kumamoto (568), Mie (571), Okayama (545), Fukushima (515), Shiga (498), Oita (411), Saga (397), Miyazaki (391), Ishikawa (388), Nara (368), Yamaguchi (331), Nagasaki (313), Kagawa (308), Toyama (289), Akita (284), Ehime (272), Yamanashi (255), Yamagata (252), Iwate (253), Fukui (223), Wakayama (191) and Kochi (154).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 101.

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Second graph is breakdown of deaths by age and sex:

Under the graph is one of the notes:

※ Above figure does not include 8,096 deaths where sex and/or age were not disclosed by the municipality goverment.

Anybody any info under what conditions age/sex aren't disclosed? That's a big figure

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Down a bit anyway. Test numbers?


It's strange how those numbers aren't disclosed.

Too much hiding going on it seems.

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It's strange how those numbers aren't disclosed.

@John Noun

I'm hoping that the reason is precisely not becaue they were very young but it's probable, municipalities might be prohibited by law to disclose certain info for the very young

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I feel very much the same. Hopefully not very young people.

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As predicted cases are likely to level off (maybe fluctuate up or down slightly) over the coming weeks as this more contagious, lesser lethal variant works its way through. The good news is that hospitalizations aren’t out of control and aren’t expected to be. Enjoy the Sakura everyone!

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Even some of the usual suspects are bored by this now. Don’t blame them. Yaaaawn

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@Jon Noun Here are the test numbers:

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Thank you genesis! Only 17,000 odd tests. Deary me

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Even some of the usual suspects are bored by this now. Don’t blame them. Yaaaawn

Yet you're still posting. Weird

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The BA.2 sub-variant seems to be more contagious than the original omicron, but it does not appear any more dangerous. It would be much more useful to lead these stories with the number of deaths than the number of infections.

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Here specifically in Japan , all of the numbers matter but it needs to start with a proper testing system. Minimal testing has never allowed anyone here to truly understand how bad the problem is. With omicron being the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date, mass testing is vital so they can get the infected out of circulation with the general population. Japan is actually more open than it should be and here we are , the start of the new business and school year and once again or still…. Covid is outta control.

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Even some of the usual suspects are bored by this now. Don’t blame them. Yaaaawn

Hahaha you mean you go here for leisure?

I go here exactly when I'm bored lol

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