Tokyo reports 816 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,149


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 816 new cases of the coronavirus, two more than Saturday.

The number is the result of 2,828 tests conducted on Dec 31.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 62,590.

By age group, the most cases are people in their 20s (214), followed by 182 in their 30s, 123 in their 50s and 116 in their 40s. Fifty-nine cases were younger than 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 101, up seven from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of cases was 3,149. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (365), Osaka (253), Chiba (225), Saitama (205), Aichi (185), Fukuoka (105), Hyogo (98), Kyoto (89), Tochigi (72), Hiroshima (72), Hokkaido (68), Gifu (58), Ibaraki (52), Nara (32) and Miyazaki (30).

Forty-nine coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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The hospital down the road from me, one of the big ones earmarked for COVID support, has been a ghost town since last summer.

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Just 101 people in Tokyo with severe symptoms, yet the hospitals are overrun with Covid cases?

Yep ! It is 101 and yes they are at capacity to the point of declaring another SoE.

I always thought Japan would be a country that donates ICU machines to poor countries. it is unbelievable this.

I now started thinking most of the hospitals in Japan actually reject COVID patients because they fear they might loose ordinary business.

That is the reality, so @Reckless no , not the best time to relax, instead buy more masks and disinfectants because if you catch the virus or any other virus for that matter you are more less on your own.

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On the other hand this could be a more serious and annual flu like illness. Hopefully not.

You reckon? Have you been living in a cave for the past 10 months?

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U.S Armed Forces are going to get the vaccine first here in Japan

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Suga just made a huge announcement -- he announced that tomorrow he's going to make an announcement... about thinking about forming a group of specialists to think of what to do.

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I live near a Japanese hospital but almost never hear ambulances

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816/2828? That doesn't sound good at all. 2500 a day by the end of next week. Lockdown on the way. Kiss the Olympics goodbye.

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I have heard 0 sirens the last 3 days, down from almost non stop, its really creepy, like they just stopped accepting new patients in my area. (rural tokyo) The virus dosent stop, but clinics are certainly not on their top game over this period (or so it seems) anyone have any thoughts on this lack of sirens?

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2828 test conducted and 816! Seems like the testing has become somewhat minimal again as they try to paint a fake picture that all is well! Many people who are infected don’t even know that they are infected and continue going out infecting others in this never ending cycle. If more pop up testing centers are available with free easy access tests being done then definitely it would be easier to control this rapid increase in the infected.

Also after today’s meetings the officials came up with the decision to ask restaurants and bars to close at 8 ( L.O 7pm )...yeah the virus doesn’t infected humans until after 8pm...smh!!!

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Probably you have imunity already!

You can relax...go out and enjoy your life!

Say Hi to the beautiful Girls at Dunkin Donuts!

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The masses will be on the Tokyo subway tomorrow, what the crack with the S.O.E? Having a meeting about a possible meeting?Laughable management.

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I 100% agree!

My opinion, at first vaccine the medical staff, second vaccine the young people.

But what is an important point...after vaccine, can you get infected, yes or no?

If yes, can you spread it?

If, even you are vaccined, you can spread the virus, the eldery must get priority after the medical staff.

If you dont spread the virus after vaccine, the young must be vaccined first.

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@LovelyTime: Actually I do not fellow clocks as I do not use them except of course when needing to catch a Green Car or a Shinkansen or a First Class flight.

But besides that, I have a "Lovely Time" in Japan. The medical system is superb, the people are 99% ok in my book, the food is excellent. Actually the food in hospitals enjoyable too.

I find the numbers of younger people contracting the disease according to the article not a good sign. Perhaps the vaccines should be given to younger people first after the health care workers and then the elderly, like many posters and then to those with compromised health situations. Anyone agree ?

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All I know is that I wake up with the ambulances' sirens blasting, and go to bed with them

My God you really think that all ambulances transport Covid patients ONLY?

You know that there are other sickness beside Covid exists in this world, right?

Wake up and crawl out of your paranoia hole...

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The number of tests get smaller but the results about the same. So the % of people positive is greater. Hospital care involves more than virus cases and there are only so many ventilation machines. The mortality rate is those diagnosed and admitted, not those who die at home. No test no paperwork to fax.

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Calm down folks only 816 cases... numbers are tiny in comparison

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Just 101 people in Tokyo with severe symptoms, yet the hospitals are overrun with Covid cases?

Id like to know the average bed occupancy for dec-jan year on year.

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My numbers were estimates: Exact Follows!

A. 12/31 9.05 Kilometers

B. 01/01 8.52

C. 01/02 8.30

D. 01/03 8.94

Just to post a few. Last December I walked. marathon. That is brain tiring.

I would like to know information on those tested for Corona but were negative. What did they have that warranted a Corona test?

Any of you know a link?

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@ Zotoro:

How long was your walk again? 10km or 8.5km?

The user walked 10km on January 1, and 8.5km today, January 3.

Walking is an underrated pleasure. I love it!

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Would really like to know the age breakdown of the number of people with severe symptoms.

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Be careful people. Wash those hands

Yes, I was always told to wash your hands after touching the mail. It’s very grubby. Getting some sun is also important.

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From the 31st.

On a ten kilometer walk on January 1st I walked pass many clinics and many were open. Doctors were even outside in the parking lots checking patients as I eves dropped.

Did not see quite the same number open on the 31st.

Only heard one ambulance today in my 8.5 kilometer walk. Pretty quiet out there but mall parking lots full.

Be careful people. Wash those hands

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They don't post the number of tests anymore. Why?

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We do but the number has been coming in later during the year-end holidays.

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