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Tokyo reports 8,925 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,024

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 8,925 new coronavirus cases, up 3,551 from Monday and down 2,888 from last Tuesday.

By age group, 1,250 cases were in their 20s, 1,416 in their 30s and 1,521 in their 40s, while 1,247 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,791 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 67, down two from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 1,348 down six from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 54,024. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (6,509), Kanagawa (4,658), Aichi (4,342), Hyogo (3,126), Chiba (2,935), Saitama (2,451), Fukuoka (2,305), Hokkaido (1,329), Ibaraki (1,047), Kumamoto (862), Kyoto (832), Okinawa (824), Gifu (769), Shiga (743), Gunma (647), Miyagi (636), Tochigi (631), Kagoshima (486), Mie (459), Kagawa (434), Aomori (434), Fukui (433), Toyama (423), Okayama (418), Fukushima (408), Nagasaki (399), Yamaguchi (398), Nara (395), Ehime (352), Niigata (331), Nagano (314), Oita (301), Yamagata (253), Akita (251), Iwate (228), Yamanashi (226) Kochi (218), Wakayama (203), Tokushima (187) and Ishikawa (165).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 246.

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Up 60% from yesterday…. Wow . For those who claim there’s nothing to worry about from omicron, despite that in Japan it’s the deadliest variant to date , perhaps you should go here :

https://www.yahoo.com/news/even-mild-covid-19-damage-160000068.html

Stop spreading fear that we’re all going to be infected and the most cases will be mild . They might be mild in the short term but who really wants the risk and challenges of living with brain damage .

-15 ( +9 / -24 )

You are the one spreading irrational fear.

and you still don’t understand the concept of a week on week decline in numbers.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Might be time for another lockdown?

What do you guys all think?

pmsl

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Numbers continue to fall which is good news for any rational person.

We see the trend follow as we did in nations where Omicron hit earlier. Life has gone back to normal in most of those countries, really as it has here apart from the daft SOE lark.

Lovely weather forecast for later this week, let’s all enjoy.

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We’ve never had any form of a lockdown here . So I’m really worried about the state of mind of those who claim we have or have had major restrictions imposed on us . So yes . The new business and school year starts April 1st. The wise thing for the jgov to do would be to change the law and enact and enforce a hard lockdown countrywide. That would stop the spread, allow time for the responsible adults to get boosted, and allow for the healthcare system to recover as well !

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

There you go again with this fantasy about the healthcare system. I asked you yesterday to name me one hospital that is on the brink of collapse and of course you couldn’t. No sensible country anywhere is going to impose a lockdown now. We’ve been through this. We now have the tools to cope with this diminished virus.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

I am enjoying a normal life. Klausdorth, you make the same comment every Tuesday for the last two years. What is somewhat relevant is to compare the number from today to the number from a week ago. But really, the numbers don’t really matter at this point. Despite the irrational fears of a select few, the coronavirus is in decline, the tools to cope with it are on the rise and life is getting back to normal in cities around the world. We should be celebrating

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Lovely weather forecast for later this week, let’s all enjoy.

Let all the articles about COVID infection numbers be weather reports or about cherry blossoms?

People who are healthy personally and have no family or friends infected do not need encouragement in an article related to a pandemic. For those who are suffering it is unhelpful.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Omg open up already ….

2 ( +7 / -5 )

@klausdorth

Why don't you mentioned down 2,888 from last Tuesday in your post?

Ah, I know...It is more fearmongering to mention

Yesterday it was ~140, today ~350.

Three times the amount within 24 hours,

Right?

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

 the coronavirus is in decline, the tools to cope with it are on the rise and life is getting back to normal in cities around the world. We should be celebrating

If we should be celebrating now, how should we have acted during the past waves then?

You can compare the number of deaths daily during different waves in below graph

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

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Thanks for that. I especially like the graph showing recovery rate far higher than the death rate.

as I said, cause for celebration

unlike past waves we are far more prepared now than we were before.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Stickman

Yeah, great stuff. Helps that Omicron is 9X less deadly than Delta and many also have antibodies and/ or had the vaccines.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Anyone who states that Delta is 9 x less deadly that Omicron, that is the patently false grandmother of all lies . Omicron is by far and away the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan. This id a scientific fact. Not some opinion. Hence, further proof of someone having literally zero credibility on the issue of Covid anything. Imagine how deadly omicron would be without the responsible masses being vaccinated. I understand there are those that because of their lifestyle choices may have acquired immune deficiency syndrome and can’t be vaccinated. But your life. Your choices .

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

@ stickman , I did answer you yesterday but it was moderated for being “off topic.” Here’s my same answer; go to any hospital and walk right on in like you own the place . Maybe you can get past security and reception without being shown the exit . Good luck .

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

@Steven Mccarthy

Your hard lockdown dreams won't happen!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Dear McCarthy san I go to many hospitals in Tokyo and have never had a problem. Have never once been refused in 34 years in Japan.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Thanks for that. I especially like the graph showing recovery rate far higher than the death rate.

as I said, cause for celebration

unlike past waves we are far more prepared now than we were before.

Far more deaths today than ever before is cause for celebration?

Ok

4 ( +7 / -3 )

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