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Tokyo reports 8,652 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,844

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 8,652 new coronavirus cases, up 1,684 from Tuesday and down 868 from last Wednesday.

By age group, 1,851 cases were in their 20s, 1,624 in their 30s and 1,410 in their 40s, while 967 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,367 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 508, unchanged from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 54,884. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (4,896), Kanagawa (3,956), Saitama (3,328), Aichi (3,215), Chiba (2,776), Fukuoka (2,702), Hokkaido (2,370), Hyogo (2,198), Okinawa (1,410), Shizuoka (1,195), Kyoto (1,137), Hiroshima (1,081), Ibaraki (954), Niigata (882), Tochigi (783), Miyagi (767), Mie (752), Nagano (737), Kagoshima (726), Okayama (692), Gifu (673), Fukushima (662), Kumamoto (619), Gunma (612), Miyazaki (584), Nara (558), Aomori (554), Shiga (451), Saga (445), Oita (410), Nagasaki (380), Iwate (340), Ishikawa (339), Akita (336), Kagawa (329), Wakayama (324), Ehime (300), Yamaguchi (287), Yamanashi (252), Toyama (246), Yamagata (196) and Fukui (195).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 66.

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Let's face it. Like the flu that comes every year, covid in whatever form will be with in the future.

-11 ( +11 / -22 )

Persistent plateau we are now on seems higher than the peaks during the Olympics last year in Tokyo.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Thankfully it is winding down! Give it a couple of months and people will have moved on once the media stops hyping it up and the scare mongers are starved of oxygen to make a mountain out of a mole hill!

open up, move on, forgive and forget!

-18 ( +10 / -28 )

Give it a couple of months

I think we have given it more than a few months, more like 26 months and counting and it is still here.

13 ( +19 / -6 )

Let's face it. Like the flu that comes every year, covid in whatever form will be with in the future.

No, let’s not give up and just face it still longer. Let’s do massively fight and a real attempt to extinguish it. But first of all let’s stop permanently underestimating and comparing it with a flu.

11 ( +18 / -7 )

It isn’t flu!

16 ( +23 / -7 )

Thankfully it is winding down!

Just because you post a similar comment every day @sanjinnosebleed, it doesn't mean the virus will disappear any quicker.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Japan needs to realise these sorts of numbers are about as good as it's going to get for the foreseeable future. Unlike China, they're not pursuing a zero Covid policy, so at this stage I'm not sure why they're continuing with things like border restrictions - the harshest in the G7.

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Japan needs to realise these sorts of numbers are about as good as it's going to get for the foreseeable future. Unlike China, they're not pursuing a zero Covid policy, so at this stage I'm not sure why they're continuing with things like border restrictions - the harshest in the G7

Agreed. Japan’s daily count is just as high as many countries who have a free flow of tourists and travel in and out and no quarantine. Maybe Japan is hesitant about the increase when they resume all of that, even though it’ll only be temporary and inevitable. Get it over with I say. I don’t think the daily count will improve much beyond this with Omicron and it’s sub variant anyway. This is pretty much considered normal on a worldwide scale for now.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Good to see the Stealth Omicron has not exploded yet.

I have been getting compliments on my mask recently from a variety of members of the opposite sex.

If it keeps up, I may just keep on my mask for a bit longer.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Okinawa's back up. I’ll wait for death numbers before I settle on further analysis.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

How about the poverty resulting from the restrictions on life in Japan?

Never mind a fat stimulus cheque will solve all that...

0 ( +9 / -9 )

All good guys. Weather turning better, enjoy the sun and get some Vitamin D. We won’t have serious problems from this variant, we will all catch it, but no strains on health services will occur.

However, a nasty strain could appear, it’s unlikely but possible, so best to enjoy these times to the full.

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

Persistent plateau we are now on seems higher than the peaks during the Olympics last year in Tokyo.

Definitely higher, much higher

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/#graph-cases-daily

4 ( +7 / -3 )

How about the poverty resulting from the restrictions on life in Japan?

What restrictions?

9 ( +13 / -4 )

26 months and counting and it is still here

Proof enough that lockdowns don't work and that it is endemic?

Luckily, MUCH LIKE THE FLU, your chances of succumbing to it are minimal if you've been looking after yourself...

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

What restrictions?

Are you in touch with what's actually been happening? The economic destruction is unprecedented.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

@AgentX: What restrictions are now in place on domestic life?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

What restrictions stopped the virus? And how did they help the economic situation?

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Hmmmmm…. Isn’t “ dead” a “ serious problem?” Y’all sometimes wonder why I repeat this daily, “Omicron is the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date.” But somehow , Being dead isn’t a serious problem? This thought process is precisely one of the biggest reasons we can’t get on with life . And again today , those beating the non existent “restrictions” drum . Nothing is “all good” and before you cause more damage to your body with excess Vit D, please consult with your healthcare provider. Stuck on a plateau and the healthcare system is already over stretched. Don’t be selfish people, care about others. Care about healthcare workers. Care about your health. Lastly, don’t buy into these oft repeated patently false statements and predictions.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

What restrictions stopped the virus? And how did they help the economic situation?

Restrictions weren't implemented to 'stop' the virus. They were intended to prevent the health services being quickly overwhelmed, with masses of people unable to access adequate care and dying at home.

I'll let you in on another little secret that everyone with a set of eyes & ears has known for 2 years; masks don't 'stop' the virus. Vaccines don't 'stop' the virus. Non-obesity doesn't 'stop' the virus. Believe it or not it has never been a case of 'if it doesn't work 100% then it is of 0% utility'

So now back to you. Try to Answer @theResident's question

5 ( +8 / -3 )

You can find official info on covid situation in Japan here:

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e.html

Excerpt:

[Severity]

It has been suggested that infection with the Omicron variant may present a lower risk of hospitalization or aggravation than the Delta variant. However, analyses to date show that the fatality due to infection with the Omicron variant is higher than that due to seasonal influenza. Limited data also indicate that the incidence of pneumonia in infection with the Omicron variant is higher than that in seasonal influenza. Further investigations, using various analyses are needed.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

What restrictions stopped the virus? And how did they help the economic situation?

What restrictions?

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Are you in touch with what's actually been happening? The economic destruction is unprecedented.

What restrictions?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Hmmmmm…. Isn’t “ dead” a “ serious problem?”

It's not a problem to some people because they believe those who die due to covid are dying or will die shortly anyway.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

The economic destruction is unprecedented.

What numbers are you using to come to this conclusion? Please enlighten the rest of us.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

@ian

You obviously don’t live in Japan or if you do, you must be living a very sheltered life…

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

There is a lot of anti-booster sentiment building in the U.S. The way to win this battle is to keep everyone boosted; and who knows how many more we will need. If 50,000 in Japan test positive every day, they will be better in less than a week, have some immunity for a while, but be susceptible to the same, or another strain in a few months. Everyone has to keep doing all the same things they have said from the beginning. We are slacking off.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

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