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Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 830 new coronavirus cases, up 328 from Monday. Of those cases, 178 were the Delta variant, health officials said.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 790.6.

People in their 20s (257 cases), their 30s (175) and their 40s (114) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 58, up three from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 424, down eight from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,386. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (308), Osaka (225), Chiba (180), Saitama (179), Hyogo (80), Aichi (70), Okinawa (65), Hokkaido (60), Fukuoka (50), Shizuoka (44), Ibaraki (36) and Miyagi (30).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 18.

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The increase in positive trend continues unabated - this is 237 more than last week....

19 ( +26 / -7 )

Very troubling numbers - both the extremely low testing and the super high positive rates.

17 ( +24 / -7 )

Good Job, keep the number below the dreaded 4 digits.

-4 ( +11 / -15 )

what is going on over there?

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Hopeless, even under these government controlled figures.

19 ( +20 / -1 )

Let me guess, somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 tests.

Oh, I'm joking it's not a guess it is just how the week regularly goes.

It is amazing to see the beautiful testing chart on Tokyo's covid website, a perfect carbon copy each week of Monday 9,000 to 11,000 then the slow drop in a near perfect step then the 2,000 to 3,000 on Sunday and rise repeat the next week.

It is amazing how the Japanese get sick exactly in line each week and very few on Sunday.

17 ( +27 / -10 )

178 was the Delta variant. I wonder how many they sequenced. 178?

13 ( +17 / -4 )

The conspiracy theorists will be out again no doubt. By the end of the month nearly all over 65s will have been vaccinated, surely time then just to get on with life.

-16 ( +12 / -28 )

A bunch of inept paper shufflers from Kasumgaseki got infected, because they didn't follow the priority measures.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210713/k10013137451000.html

You really can't make this up.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Ehime plus 3 today. Very slow but steady increase. Don't know how many tests were done. It looked so good 2 weeks ago. Besides, I expect the Tokyo numbers to be 4 digits soon.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

It's not just Tokyo that saw significant increases today. Infections are up in nearly every prefecture. Some that have been reporting 0s and 1s for the past several days hit double-digits. And Hyogo soared from 17 yesterday to 80 today.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

830? What ..... xxx xxxx?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210713/k10013137451000.html

Above is a good article showing how government tax office workers all got the virus because they did not follow the rules. In Japanese but you can use google translate if necessary.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Wow!

Osaka posted on their website today's numbers 225 cases up 120!

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Ffs? The people need some cheering up.

Let your famous optimism and magic do its work.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

very low numbers still.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

My opinion: Predictably, the virus is continuing to behave as it has for the entire pandemic. Unfortunately, the vaccination effort has emboldened those calling for the abandonment of the already meagre mitigation efforts already in place. As was pointed out here previously, vaccination is not a magical silver bullet. It will impact the viruses spread slowly over time, however simultaneously variants will result in setbacks. The failure to launch a comprehensive and effective set of practices to mitigate the virus and distribute vaccines mean Japan has many months if not more than a year of work ahead.

Finally, while vaccines will help, they are not magical barriers and we still require other mitigation, as the below article illustrates:

https://www.businessinsider.com/fully-vaccinated-people-got-covid-after-an-outdoor-wedding-2021-7

6 ( +8 / -2 )

If any one is keeping track, nationwide 2386 that's 880 more than yesterday and 357 more than Saturday!

4 ( +10 / -6 )

So are there any new vaccines coming in ? Can people now make vaccine reservations ?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Cases are rising again. We don't have enough vaccines, and yet we are sending our vaccines to other countries, like a million to Taiwan. WHY are we doing this?

2 ( +7 / -5 )

very low numbers still

We know why the numbers are low.

What matters most is image and something to compare and brag about. Mitigating the virus has never been the priority.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Cases are rising again. We don't have enough vaccines, and yet we are sending our vaccines to other countries, like a million to Taiwan. WHY are we doing this?

Ok for the I don't know how many time I will explain this.

All the vaccine sent was AstraZeneca, the Japanese will not take and now the government will not use that vaccine.

Japan will produce 90 million doses under license but no one wants it.

So under Covax and other plans the government is basically dumping unwanted AZ vaccine on countries more desperate than Japan.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

So, what the so called authorities and experts on COVID are waiting for is an EXPLOSION of infections and the rate this is going it sur it will happen due to 2 factors 1- the delta variant 2- the majority of the public is not vaccinated.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

very low numbers still.

I agree. Those testing numbers are still ridiculously low.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

The testing is low, there is no way to do contact tracing and or is there a public effort to do contact tracing with many infected people taking crowded trains and those thin paper masks are not enough. Myself, when I had to take train I doubled up, and now, in the future wearing N95 masks. I have had my first COVID vaccine, yesterday, my arm is really sore beyond that nothing serious. Take care, all, my Japanese doctor is predicting that the official number is going to reach a thousand a day. This same doctor, told me, truly the COVID cases are well over a thousand a day, unofficially

9 ( +13 / -4 )

A bunch of inept paper shufflers from Kasumgaseki got infected, because they didn't follow the priority measures.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210713/k10013137451000.html

You really can't make this up

Zoroto, I really like your posts and usually couldn't agree more.

But as someone working in a public administration I have to tell you: Give us a break! We are also only human beings.

There is A LOT of pressure on public servants in Japan during these days. I'm not surprised that something like that happens from time to time. I generally feel strange blaming people who might get very sick. Shouldn't the infection already still all revenge thoughts?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

@Octavarium

You sound just like my sister that is also a public servant back home.

She also thinks they work so hard.

I ask her when was the last time she worried about losing her job or that she wouldn't get a paycheck!

While her bother has been a contract workers since his former employer of over 20 years fired everyone and outsourced the work to India.

I am sure you work hard but not having the stress of always wondering if your job is secure and safe, takes a huge amount of stress off of you.

I wonder how many here are wondering if this new SOE will put the final nail in the coffin of their business or employer's business, leaving them without any income and especially the Foreigners that are often contract workers without benefits or unemployment insurance.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Looking at the Tokyo government covid site is interested.

The site says that there are 5,882 covid beds available in Tokyo, 1,986 people in hospital and 956 waiting for hospital admission.

Anyone else wondering why 956 are "waiting on admission" if only 1,986 beds out of 5,882 are occupied?

So many things on their site just don't add up, positivity rate doesn't match the numbers, people waiting for hospital beds when officially less than half the designated beds are occupied,?!!!

3 ( +9 / -6 )

You should stay off the train. Its a very dangerous place to be right now. Probably the worst. You are 5 weeks away from being truly vaccinated.

Final stretch. Hold out a bit longer.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Aren't people bored of the media trying to drag this out as a 'headline' every day?

830 people diagnosed with it in a population of about 12,000,000 is roughly 0.006917%. 58 have 'severe symptoms' so that's 0.000483%.

If you're afraid of these numbers maybe you need help for that more than the coronavirus?

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

JimToday  04:53 pm JST

The increase in positive trend continues unabated - this is 237 more than last week....

Right on time Jim's there give us the jitters. why no mention of deaths today Jim?

Why only compare with last week? Because it suits the narrative.

Anyway, for to keep in the 1 week timeline, let's take a look at deaths:

5h July 2021 = 19 deaths

12th July 2021 = 3 deaths

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

If we're going to stick with week to week comparison, lets do the last 4 weeks...

22nd June 2021 = 44 deaths

29th June 2021 = 30 deaths

5h July 2021 = 19 deaths

12th July 2021 = 3 deaths

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Based on the increase in numbers of patients, it appears "No Spectators" is the right decision . . . .

4 ( +6 / -2 )

830 people diagnosed with it in a population of about 12,000,000 is roughly 0.006917%. 58 have 'severe symptoms' so that's 0.000483%

Do you also measure the increase in temperature produced by a fire alarm? because that would be the equivalent of what you are doing with the number of cases.

Some people try very hard to ignore the obvious fact that experts and people with common sense would want to know in advance if things are going better or worse instead of waiting until there is nothing to do because hospitalizations and deaths already became uncontrolled.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

JtsnoseToday  10:16 pm JST

Based on the increase in numbers of patients, it appears "No Spectators" is the right decision . . . .

Based on this logic, should we shut down Shinjuku station immediately? 3.5 million people passed through there today alone and crammed into trains, mostly during rush hour.

That's more than the whole proposed crowd sizes for the entire 2 weeks of the Olympics (most of which is held outside).

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

I cannot believe how much people kid themselves the Olympics is the key to solving the problem,

You are letting off those politicians that should have planned a better vaccine rollout and social distancing measures.

Also, it's dangerous. Once the Olympics pass and we realize that stopping 5,000 people going into a stadium that holds 80,000 was not the answer, then what? Blame cinemas? Or is it back to blaming Izakayas in Shinjuku for staying open beyond 8pm?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Tokyoite

Anyway, for to keep in the 1 week timeline, let's take a look at deaths:

5h July 2021 = 19 deaths

12th July 2021 = 3 deaths

Oh, that is earth-shaking. 3 deaths in a population of 120 million, wow! That is more than the number of elevator accidents, isnt it?

By the way, does your source mention the age and comorbidity status of the dead? Or did it leave that out.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

This game of lockdown, vaccination, isolation, fear mongering, avoidance, political posturing, worldwide is only a precursor to the inevitable outcome. It's going to be herd immunity the slow way or herd immunity the fast way. The sooner we give up and heed the words of Paul McCartney the sooner this world will get back to normal. "Live and Let Die"

2 ( +5 / -3 )

ZaphodToday  12:16 am JST

Tokyoite

Anyway, for to keep in the 1 week timeline, let's take a look at deaths:

5h July 2021 = 19 deaths

12th July 2021 = 3 deaths

Oh, that is earth-shaking. 3 deaths in a population of 120 million, wow! That is more than the number of elevator accidents, isnt it?

By the way, does your source mention the age and comorbidity status of the dead? Or did it leave that out.

It does not, and without checking, I'd guess at least on the other side of 60.

Still, people continue to request a shutdown of the Olympics. Not because of science, but because some people just don't like the event.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Cases are rising again. We don't have enough vaccines, and yet we are sending our vaccines to other countries, like a million to Taiwan. WHY are we doing this?

We have plenty of vaccines. You are being tricked by the media again.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

PRIME-MINISTER suga did not kept his work to stop this Olympics when the Corona virus numbers are up.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Oh no...the sky is falling.

These deaths and hospitalizations look less than a normal flu season. Seriously are some of these posters paid by the drug companies to create fear just so people will want their vaccines???

When you see how many people are walking around going about their daily lives without a care the numbers must be multiples higher than this and all they have is 400~500 people in hospital??? this isn't even news!

Get over it!... move on!... its just the new flu!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

What are the number of cases where people are suffering long term effects? They aren't walking around, and they aren't in the hospital.

This is a high number of cases when factoring the number of elderly who have been vaccinated.

High positivity rate means the actual number of cases is in the thousands.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Commodore PerryToday  07:01 am JST

What are the number of cases where people are suffering long term effects? They aren't walking around, and they aren't in the hospital.

This is a high number of cases when factoring the number of elderly who have been vaccinated.

High positivity rate means the actual number of cases is in the thousands.

Deaths numbers not supporting your argument, so let's change the focus?

What next, COVID affecting the roughness of the skin on your hands because of all the hand washing?

So only 3 deaths yesterday, but not all is lost. If there are 6 you can claim a 100% increase and we're all doomed etc........

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

TARA TAN KITAOKAToday  06:00 am JST

PRIME-MINISTER suga did not kept his work to stop this Olympics when the Corona virus numbers are up.

Or maybe with only 3 deaths yesterday they can re-think and allow some spectators?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Had an online retirement party (yeah that is a thing now) for my friend's father last night.

He is a doctor and so is his father who is now fully retiring as he can no longer deal with case loads and his own health.

They have a small family owned hospital, usually handle small cases mostly elderly with the flu, etc..

Only 15 beds.

At this time they have all their beds full with Covid "pity" cases.

They are not a designated covid hospital but because their regular mostly elderly patients cannot get accepted into official covid hospitals they took pity on these people and decided to take care of them.

These people will not be counted as being hospitalised with covid because the hospital isn't designated as part of the official 5882 covid beds.

They are not equipped to really deal with the situation but most of these patients are elderly many live alone and are being told they aren't sick enough to be hospitalised in officially covid wards.

Think about that old, sick with covid told to stay home alone, and supposedly in isolation.

Talk about a recipe for disaster.

These 2 doctors now just one should not be put in this situation but as I have known them for over 30 years they cannot turn way people in need.

My friend now lives at the hospital 24-7.

Tokyo's covid website says there are 5882 covid beds in Tokyo, just over 1,900 beds are occupied but over 900 people are awaiting admission. ????

My friend say there are many small hospitals like his doing the same because people need help and the government's official policy is leaving people not choice.

These place at best treat people overnight for things like dehydration from the flu and other minor problems, they are not equipped for multiple day stays and around the clock care

This is the result of a government so entrench and set on having their Olympics they will do anything to make it seem like all is fine.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

AntiquesavingToday  09:50 am JST

This is the result of a government so entrench and set on having their Olympics they will do anything to make it seem like all is fine.

Still blaming the Olympics?

Not the packed trains, the lack of clear SOE's or the incredibly slow vaccine rollout?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Still blaming the Olympics?

Not the packed trains, the lack of clear SOE's or the incredibly slow vaccine rollout?

Now explain why any of that would prompt the government to want to give the illusion of lower numbers?

The only reason the government is doing all it can to make things look far better than they really are is the optics for the games.

If hospitalisation was sky high in any other time it wouldn't be a problem other than the health crisis that it would be.

But if it is during the Olympics while the world is watching well that is a different story and if you don't believe that then, really you wouldn't believe it even the government came right out and said it.

In a normal year the government would have moved to get as many tested and off the streets as possible.

But not this year.

I know the government can be incompetent but not this badly unless there is a reason and the only difference between this year and any other is the Olympics.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386

TokyoiteToday  09:25 am JST

Deaths numbers not supporting your argument, so let's change the focus?

What next, COVID affecting the roughness of the skin on your hands because of all the hand washing?

The focus is in the headlines--the number of cases. Cases are rising. Long term Covid cases are rising too.

For many, the argument is that people suffering long term effects are a substantial amount---so death numbers are irrelevant to my argument, as is easily seen.

Roughness of skin? Doesn't even make sense. Illogical too.

Who cares if deaths are a decreasing number when the number of those affected by long term affects is increasing? Gotta focus!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Hmm cases rising just as Olympics about to start, the govt must be manipulating the numbers so they and Japan will look bad

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

AntiquesavingToday  10:36 am JST

I know the government can be incompetent but not this badly unless there is a reason and the only difference between this year and any other is the Olympics.

Back to the Olympics!

I think you can accept that the government handled it badly. The reason you believe is due to the Olympics (whether you know it or not) is that you simply don't like the even and want it stopped.

It's seems likely you have never been in support of Tokyo holding the Olympics, and that covid is the best weapon you feel to be used to stop it.

Now with zero spectators attending and deaths down to just 3 on the 12th July, you are clinging to the idea that somehow the Olympics can be blamed for all this and not the failures of the government for the last 6 months.

If anything the Olympics pushed the government to speed up the vaccine rollout.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Hmm cases rising just as Olympics about to start, the govt must be manipulating the numbers so they and Japan will look bad

Well it did give a good effort by only testing 2,100 on Sunday but that backfired returning 502 positive cases and a massive 23% infection rate.

Now apparently they decided to no longer give updates on anyone related to the Olympics testing positive.

So no more Ugandan style or Olympics village workers being reported bas of this week that will remain a state secret.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Hmm cases rising just as Olympics about to start, the govt must be manipulating the numbers so they and Japan will look bad

Well it did give a good effort by only testing 2,100 on Sunday but that backfired returning 502 positive cases and a massive 23% infection rate.

Lol you mean it backfired this one time but it was working all this time since the pandemic started?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The reason you believe is due to the Olympics (whether you know it or not) is that you simply don't like the even and want it stopped.

Honestly before covid I couldn't give a rats .... If they were held or not.

I will be honest despite not caring about the Olympics, I was quite hoping that they would generate tourism and my business could have possibly benefited from that.

Otherwise have them or not I didn't care.

But trying to hold this event now is Insanity and the Insanity of doing everything including endanger the local population just to have them, well that is where I draw the line.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Aren't you suppose to say that no one is saying that the government is manipulating the numbers?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Aren't you suppose to say that no one is saying that the government is manipulating the numbers?

I will give you this to try.

Go to

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

You can do this anyway you like.

But try and figure out how the official positivity rate is 6.8%

You can use the 7 day average number of cases and the 7 day average of tests

790.6 cases and 8227.3 tests

Or you can total up the 7 day number of cases and the 7 day number of tests

But in either case you will not get 6.8%

If you use the 7 day averages you will get 9.6%.

So if you are so sure nothing is out of the ordinary let us know how they come up with 6.8%

Each time I asked this from others not one could explain other than to say "there must be information we are not aware of".

So ball in your court.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

AntiquesavingToday  12:52 pm JST

But trying to hold this event now is Insanity and the Insanity of doing everything including endanger the local population just to have them, well that is where I draw the line.

The problem I think is that the continual blaming of the Olympics, which has not even started, draws away attention from the real causes.

The selective fear mongering on the Olympics, while we still pack into trains everyday shows how flawed the argument is.

I mean, unless you really do believe millions packed onto trains is safer than 5,000 people sat spaced outside in a 80,000 capacity stadium.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

The problem I think is that the continual blaming of the Olympics, which has not even started, draws away attention from the real causes.

If and I really mean if you were honest with us and yourself, you would agree that if no Olympics the whole of the government, the entry medical system, business, etc.. would be focused on the virus situation.

But that is not what we have, we have a government partially focused on covid and partially focused on the Olympics.

Why has Canada, The UK, France Germany etc.. gotten the vaccine out more and better organised?

Because that was the primary if not only focus, while here Koike is juggling 2 major problems at the same time and messing both up.

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AntiquesavingToday  01:22 pm JST

The problem I think is that the continual blaming of the Olympics, which has not even started, draws away attention from the real causes.

If and I really mean if you were honest with us and yourself, you would agree that if no Olympics the whole of the government, the entry medical system, business, etc.. would be focused on the virus situation.

But that is not what we have, we have a government partially focused on covid and partially focused on the Olympics.

Why has Canada, The UK, France Germany etc.. gotten the vaccine out more and better organised?

Because that was the primary if not only focus, while here Koike is juggling 2 major problems at the same time and messing both up.

Now be honest.

A government can do more than one thing at once.  Do you really think they were sat around planning Olympic dinner parties? Can we expect things to be perfect once the Olympics are over with?

The main Olympic preparation itself was already done largely by March 2020 or earlier, so that left the government plenty of time to prepare for the eventual vaccine rollout.

Instead they delayed in ordering, they relied on a different approach to deliver, the access to supplies were too dependent on others, and then the need for a local vaccine trial which was token at best all cost Japan crucial time.

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