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Tokyo reports 8,753 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,995

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 8,753 new coronavirus cases, up 101 from Wednesday and up 527 from last Thursday.

By age group, 1,970 cases were in their 20s, 1,648 in their 30s and 1,520 in their 40s, while 1,023 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,196 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 29, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 494, down 18 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 54,995. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the highest numbers were Osaka (4,673), Saitama (3,847), Kanagawa (3,825), Chiba (3,108), Aichi (2,783), Fukuoka (2,647), Hokkaido (2,346), Hyogo (2,297), Okinawa (1,355), Ibaraki (1,171), Hiroshima (1,137), Kyoto (1,119), Shizuoka (1,065), Niigata (839), Kumamoto (778), Tochigi (718), Mie (716), Fukushima (694), Nagano (690), Miyagi (676), Gifu (646), Aomori (637), Okayama (633), Miyazaki (563), Oita (504), Shiga (452), Iwate (429), Nagasaki (397), Saga (391), Yamaguchi (370), Ishikawa (347), Akita (346), Nara (323), Ehime (311), Kagawa (301), Wakayama (291), Yamanashi (256), Fukui (211), Yamagata (205), Toyama (195) and Kochi (191).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 69.

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Bound to increase now with the Sakura viewing season...but still ,29 hospitalized.? Time to move on.

-12 ( +10 / -22 )

29? I'd hazard a guess and say the current number of patients with pnemonia due to the flu is similar.

Let's have daily articles about that too.

And before the straw men come, I'm not downplaying the severity of COVID. But I'm not exaggerating the severity either like so many entitled posters here...

-12 ( +9 / -21 )

Omg, I better wear 3 masks now lol

-16 ( +6 / -22 )

While that number “29” seems low …. I suppose for some it is low . But 29 is the number of people hospitalized on a ventilator. Also known as a life support machine . Or a heart/ lung machine . Chances of survival after being intubated because of Covid is less than 10%. That number 29 is not the number of people who are hospitalized. That number isn’t known . What precisely, and please be specific does “time to move on” mean ? And no! Covid isn’t comparable to the flu . That’s a different respiratory disease.

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Best information currently available as it pertains to Japan . * Tokyo is not a country.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-03/omicron-is-40-deadlier-than-seasonal-flu-japanese-study-finds

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

That number 29 is not the number of people who are hospitalized. That number isn’t known

Of course it isn't known, as are so many other numbers.

Excess deaths are down though, if that's any number worth talking about...

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

I report that excess deaths are down and get down-voted. LOL! Very revealing...

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

Cases have been slowly rising for a month. Unlike other nations right now, Japan seems to be struggling to reduce COVID numbers. What's going on?

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Up and up and up. I had a coworker just coughing his life out in the cafeteria. He didn't care as if COVID is gone.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

People die ? Really ? Again … being dead is a serious effect and outcome from Covid. Specifically omicron as it’s the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date. And No … it’s not some flu .

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-03/omicron-is-40-deadlier-than-seasonal-flu-japanese-study-finds

Can anyone…. I literally mean anyone please provide some fact based information on what “get on with life” “time to move on” “ time to open up” “time to end restrictions” means specifically and ONLY to Japan.

Get vaccinated, join the majority of responsible people and protect yourself, your family , and everyone else you interact with. Reduce your chances of having a “severe” case of Covid. Avoid misinformation, the disease of patently false and misleading statements. Fear ??? I personally don’t live in fear of Covid. I fear the highly irresponsible and dangerous behaviors of the minority who are anti everything as related to Covid. Those who preach junk science. The reason we can’t just “get on” is directly because of the minority.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

Up and up and up. I had a coworker just coughing his life out in the cafeteria. He didn't care as if COVID is gone.

What a terrible man! He should stop coughing.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Remember:

Keep 6 feet or more apart for social distancing

Avoid large crowds,

Continue to wear mask when in public,

Get vaccinated or boosted.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

Agent X… I respectfully disagree with you on this issue . It is a scientific fact that here in Japan and around the world that vaccines give each individual person the best chance of a positive outcome from a Covid infection than those who are not vaccinated. The other option is to be infected and hope . Those are the only options for some form of immunity. But for those that are anti everything as related to Covid, they literally have zero credibility trying to advise people or offer their opinion on how to handle Covid. They are the minority….

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

Steven - I did not mention, at any point, "don't get vaccinated". I'm simply talking about the response to COVID more holistically, perhaps with a bias toward the endless calls for lockdowns.

If people are questioning certain aspects of the ongoing response to COVID, that doesn't mean they are anti-everything, nor does it necessarily mean they have zero credibility.

Example, I referred to the Great Barrington Declaration above, which was penned by three medical professors from Stanford, Princeton and Oxford universities.

I appreciate your polite discourse.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

Bring back go to travel already! Corona isn't going anywhere so might as well get on with it. I've been traveling as normal, but could definitely use those deals.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Starbucks

Nope, these ones are for any foreigner in Japan, regardless of visa status. You have to buy online and show passport when picking up the tickets.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

@FFS

Nope, these ones are for any foreigner in Japan, regardless of visa status. You have to buy online and show passport when picking up the tickets

That's good enjoy.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Unlike other nations right now, Japan seems to be struggling to reduce COVID numbers. What's going on?

Good point. Today's number of cases in a so-called plateau are higher than the highest day during the August peak after the Olympics.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

I'm not downplaying the severity of COVID.

But that's exactly what you were doing in that same post.

I'd hazard a guess and say the current number of patients with pnemonia due to the flu is similar.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I hope Japan continues to move forward to the living with covid status other countries are adopting for everyone’s sake. These numbers are on par with most other countries that have dropped all restrictions and moved away from testing and have a free flow of tourists with no quarantine. It isn’t going to get much better than this. Hospitals are not overwhelmed. Move on.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Bored of COVID19 now .

3 yrs of this !!

Enough is enough!!

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Interesting reports of how people in Shanghai are going off the rails mentally because of the hard lockdown. We certainly don’t want that here as some have foolishly called for.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

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