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Tokyo reports 8,503 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,810

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 8,503 new coronavirus cases, down 965 from Sunday and up 4,784 from last Monday.

By age group, 2,248 cases were in their 20s, 1,456 in their 30s and 1,222 in their 40s, while 1,001 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,068 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 12, down one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 439, up nine from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 44,810. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most numbers were Kanagawa (5,276), Osaka (4,803), Saitama (3,181), Chiba (2,760), Aichi (2,492), Fukuoka (2,013), Hyogo (1,841), Hokkaido (1,589), Hiroshima (1,056), Kyoto (1,012), Shizuoka (762), Ibaraki (649), Okinawa (611), Kumamoto (516), Nara (482), Gunma (445), Okayama (444), Nagano (434), Tochigi (422), Gifu (414), Niigata (383), Shiga (375), Nagasaki (360), Mie (359), Saga (299), Yamaguchi (293), Kagoshima (274), Wakayama (257), Oita (253), Ishikawa (193), Miyagi (192), Ehime (160), Kagawa (156), Akita (153) and Fukushima (143).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 17.

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If you want to be constructive, you lose all of this and let people go back to what they are doing, let them be cautious and productive, encourage that over fear. or if you want a revolution as some suspect , you just switch off the lights and internet, and announce its over. I prefer the first one.

-16 ( +13 / -29 )

I prefer the first one.

Aww, you mean we only have two choices?

14 ( +23 / -9 )

Is the positive rate 100% yet? What's the number of tests?

2 ( +13 / -11 )

you lose all of this and let people go back to what they are doing

Let? Who is stopping anybody from doing anything? Are you talking about Japan or some other country here?

16 ( +24 / -8 )

Infection figures typically dip on Mondays due to low testing numbers over the weekend, especially on Sundays.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

I asked over 50 of my adult students if they should keep Japans borders closed and wait for it, all want it closed as gaijin’s are bringing it on. Hello,it’s here already you bone heads! What can you do but laugh.

27 ( +35 / -8 )

 and positivity rate keeps on climbing I believe.

Why does the "positivity rate" matter?

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

Will the boosters come during or after this wave?

It's currently under discussion and consideration with the help of experts.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

I dno man, here in Europe we are hitting record numbers every day, but hospital cases are dropping, and duration of hospital stays are shorter and shorter. The news is saying EU is considering omicron more and more to be a flu. My country is lifting most restricrions tomorrow.

12 ( +22 / -10 )

Check out Dr. Bob Wachter @Bob_Wachter on Twitter for insightful info. This tweet, for example:

Bob Wachter

@Bob_Wachter

Reminder that, despite its infectivity, Omicron's household attack rate is ~1-in-3 (less in fully vaxxed). People often assume that, if one person in household is infected, it's inevitable everybody'll get it. Ain't so; worth trying to isolate if feasible.

https://en.ssi.dk/news/news/2022/danish-researcher-investigate-omicron-transmission-in-danish-household

3 ( +5 / -2 )

No hurry with the boosters then. Take your time. Again.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Enjoy it @Reckless, and stay safe!

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

RecklessToday  05:37 pm JST

Unless I am in the hospital myself, my trip to Hokkaido in early February for skiing and sightseeing is on. Having something to look forward to keeps my immunity high and mental health intact.

Likewise. Enjoy the trip.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 12, down one from Sunday.

That's a 7.6923% decrease in severe cases for all the amateur stations on JT. Definitely something to toast to in the local Izakaya tonight.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Statisticians

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

That's a 7.6923% decrease in severe cases for all the amateur stations on JT. Definitely something to toast to in the local Izakaya tonight.

You've forgotten to factor in the ever increasing "positivity rate" though, Joe.

Some experts (on this very message board) say that this is the most critical factor to consider when investigating the devastation left in the wake of the pandemic in Japan.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

What's the number of tests?

Same thing day in, day out.

Can we give this a rest?

0 ( +11 / -11 )

There should be a site that allows people to input their PCR test results so that we can really understand the situation. The government has other issues at hand but we, as individuals, can do something.

I bought a personal PCR test kit. It cost about ¥1200. Their goes my beer money!

I am in contact with over 1200 people on a daily basis...¥1200 is not a lot of money when you want to ensure you don’t infect other people.

Took the test...waiting ... it was like taking a pregnancy test....The result: NEGATIVE...is that a good result?

I know you can get free testing but the results will take time.

The processing companies are pleased with the wait time. They get paid while your average Joe....has to find a way to live.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

You can never put stock in the numbers on Sunday and Monday due to the testing that is being done and or there lack of. We will have to wait until tomorrow's numbers and thereafter to Saturday and prepare for the worse and hope for the best.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Will the boosters come during or after this wave?

Already started for non-seniors. I'm booked for next tuesday already.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Will the boosters come during or after this wave?

Already started for non-seniors. I'm booked for next tuesday already.

Nobody around me received their letters yet.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Already started for non-seniors. I'm booked for next tuesday already.

What city if may we ask?

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Gave up caring after year 1 of this nonsense

2 ( +10 / -8 )

What city if may we ask?

Edogawa, first wave of booster tickets went out on the 14th of the month. And on friday they reduced the interval down to 6 months for everyone.

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RecklessToday  05:20 pm JST

Will the boosters come during or after this wave?

while I’m far from a fan of Japan’s vaccine system, like many other things, once they’re rolling with a plan it’s fairly efficient. I got my second dose in early May, and received my booster voucher from Minato in late December… so I had my booster almost two weeks ago. They’re just rolling it into the local centers.

Of course, this was under the old 8 month timeline, so if they really decide to shorten that timeline chaos may ensue!

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Gave up caring after year 1 of this nonsense

Is that was my father died of in July 2020? Nonsense?

I'll never "stop caring," nor do I imagine will the families of the other 5 million people who have died of what you deem "nonsense."

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Don’t bank on your favourite izakaya staying open much longer when all staff will be at home sick with no one to run it.

Not gonna happen, due to lack of testing. Maybe one staff member will stay home with the sniffles, while the other 10 asymptomatic unknowing positive Covid cases continue working.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Ziroto

Is the positive rate 100% yet? What's the number of tests?

Number of tests is not important, all you need to know is that Japan is doing very well and not bad as the usual chosen suspects. Something we need to be proud of

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Commodoreflag

Why does the "positivity rate" matter?

It doesn't matter because just like the number of tests performed the plebs don't need to know the reality.All the need to know is that Japan is doing very well compared to the selected suspects.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 12, down one from Sunday, health officials said.

TWELVE. In a metropolis of 20 million. Some kind of crisis...
-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Msweet

What's the number of tests?

Same thing day in, day out.

Can we give this a rest?

Can we give comparing japan's numbers with that of countries with high numbers.. it is deceitful comparing the number of positives and deliberately living out the number of test.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Edogawa

Thanks!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

A lot of kids getting infected. Which is kinda worrying. But maybe we have reach the peak already. Would be nice if cases started falling.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Comments about positivity rate are in a way hilarious. How do you know how it is calculated.

I believe many private testing centers do not report the number of daily tests but only the positive ones.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 12, down one from Sunday.

That's a 7.6923% decrease in severe cases for all the amateur stations on JT. Definitely something to toast to in the local Izakaya tonight.

Can't really rejoice unless you know the reason.

There are 17 deaths reported today so it's conceivable all 13 with severe symptoms from Sunday died and replaced with 12 new ones today

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@ian

”There are 17 deaths reported today so it's conceivable all 13 with severe symptoms from Sunday died and replaced with 12 new ones today”

The 17 deaths were for national count. Tokyo only 1, an 80 year old lady, which explained the reduction of 1 severe cases to 12 today. Hope that helps. RIP to those who lost their life.

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The 17 deaths were for national count. Tokyo only 1, an 80 year old lady, which explained the reduction of 1 severe cases to 12 today. Hope that helps. RIP to those who lost their life

As I mentioned you have to know if that's what actually happened. You cannot just assume that the one death came from the 13 patients mentioned from Sunday.

It's entirely possible that all of those 13 are still alive today

1 ( +3 / -2 )

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