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Tokyo reports 82 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 777

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 82 new coronavirus cases, down 56 from Friday and 114 down from last Saturday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 129.1.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 68, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 501, down 25 from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 777. Osaka had the most with 124, followed by Tokyo, Kanagawa (81), Hyogo (45), Aichi (43), Saitama (37), Chiba (36) and Fukuoka (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 24.

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While I was optimistic about the COVID situation improving in Japan, I did not expect cases to fall as quickly as they have. Has COVID just simply started to peter out?

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Certainly good news, though it seems strange that numbers have dropped so drastically just like that, while in all other countries figures are either stable at a relatively high level or point upwards? What makes Japan so different, I wonder?

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I wish everyday to fall to Zero hee hee

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Certainly good news, though it seems strange that numbers have dropped so drastically just like that, while in all other countries figures are either stable at a relatively high level or point upwards? What makes Japan so different, I wonder?

I think we are seeing the benefits of the vaccines. Over 70% have had 1st vaccine. Many other countries will return to no precautions after vaccines, but Japanese continue to mask and follow preventative measures, for the most part. There are probably a lot of undetected cases of vaccinated people getting it and just not knowing so they don’t get tested, also may lead to low daily counts.

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With numbers this low why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate?

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With numbers this low why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate?

I think the speed and ferocity of summer's delta surge and the rapid overwhelming of hospitals scarred the government, they are being super cautious for the time being.

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Vaccination and masks work!

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Certainly good news, though it seems strange that numbers have dropped so drastically just like that, while in all other countries figures are either stable at a relatively high level or point upwards? What makes Japan so different, I wonder?

Yeah, I noticed that as well, odd…..

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This is good news. We all know that. It shows the vaccines are working - and the speed which that they have been administered.

@rowiko68 - Simple answer, no conspiracy at all. As so many have been vaccinated, many infected will be asymptomatic instead of showing symptoms. As Japan doesn't test until the doctor is pretty convinced you WILL test positive, no symptoms, no test.

Other countries are still going ahead with pointless and expensive random testing hence the numbers elsewhere.

Other countries - mainly the USA with its rabid anti-vaxxer activists are making things worse there in way of hospitalizations and death.

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What makes Japan so different, I wonder?

Fewer idiot antivaxxers and anti-maskers!

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There are probably a lot of undetected cases of vaccinated people getting it and just not knowing so they don’t get tested, also may lead to low daily counts.

I definitely believe that for sure.

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@bass4funk - If you believe that for 'sure' then why did you find it 'odd' 6 minutes previously? You know exactly why the numbers are low. Vaccination and low testing. Period.

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If you believe that for 'sure' then why did you find it 'odd' 6 minutes previously? You know exactly why the numbers are low.

No, I don’t know because I don’t keep up with none of that, I hear from my neighbors about how the numbers were spiking, but as to why or what they were doing to get it down, I had no clue.

Vaccination and low testing. Period.

Hmmm…..I’m not buying it entirely.

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Hmmm…..I’m not buying it entirely.

I am sure the Japanese government isn’t too concerned about that!!!

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I am sure the Japanese government isn’t too concerned about that!!!

They don’t have to be, I’m not with them either. I still find it odd though.

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80 million fully vaccinated.

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While I was optimistic about the COVID situation improving in Japan, I did not expect cases to fall as quickly as they have. Has COVID just simply started to peter out?

Every country using the Big Pharma vaccines have reported the same thing. A drop in cases (during the warmer months) followed by an explosion in cases. In Japan, the surge will happen just in time for mid winter. If the trend holds, it'll be carnage in January in Japan. As for myself, natural immunity. Wasn't any fun but never thought it was going to die. I'll continue to use my fake pass and have real immunity rather than have the "paper immunity" the Big Pharma vaccines offer.

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Japan is very selective at PCR testing.

Comparing to the vastly available and promoted free testing other countries.

That's what makes Japan have low numbers.

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NO ONE thought that we will get to this point!!

Good Job everyone, keep up the good work so we can get back our life style and hopefully defeat this monster.

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They don’t have to be, I’m not with them either.

Neither are they!!!

I still find it odd though.

Lack of knowledge is a problem with the antivaxxers!!!

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I think we are seeing the benefits of the vaccines. Over 70% have had 1st vaccine. Many other countries will return to no precautions after vaccines, but Japanese continue to mask and follow preventative measures, for the most part. 

Agree.

Cases have been low in Japan even before there were vaccines, attributed commonly to almost everyone wearing masks and following other prevention measures.

If vaccines were responsible for the sudden drop I'm curious at what point in the vaccination (percebtage of population inoculated) did infection suddenly drop.

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Japan is very selective at PCR testing.

Comparing to the vastly available and promoted free testing other countries.

That's what makes Japan have low numbers.

I'm really curious.

Could you post an example testing guideline of a country?

So we have an idea of what exactly are the differences with Japan

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