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Tokyo reports 87 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 602

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 87 new coronavirus cases, down 74 from Sunday and 67 down from last Monday.

It is the first time since last November that the daily figure has been below 100.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 196.7.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 77, 11 down from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 693, down three from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 602. Osaka had the most cases with 96, followed by Tokyo, Kanagawa (51), Saitama (43), Chiba (43), Hyogo (26) and Aichi (22). Hokkaido reported five cases, the first time in a year that the daily figure has been below 10.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 24.

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It is the first time since last November that the daily figure has been below 100.

It's been a while. Only symbolic it is, but a two-digit number is relieving.

11 ( +19 / -8 )

Soon it's 0 cases.

We really need to find out how the virus was defeated in Japan with literally no effort. It's important for the entire humanity as everybody else is doing it wrong.

I might sound sarcastic, but really I am not.

10 ( +28 / -18 )

@Zoro: is really really strange ne. Not herd numbers yet, but what happens in three or more years later when they possibly open up to foreigners coming for tourism with possibly, just possibly only 9 days of quarantine?

-11 ( +6 / -17 )

We really need to find out how the virus was defeated in

Easy! Over 70% of the population has had at least 1 jab, and over 60% has had 2. Ever hear of herd immunity? Scientists were raving about it last year, and it's almost been achieved here.

5 ( +25 / -20 )

How about the media just stop perpetuating this numbers reporting and look for the next big thing to grab their views already?

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Easy! Over 70% of the population has had at least 1 jab, and over 60% has had 2. Ever hear of herd immunity? Scientists were raving about it last year, and it's almost been achieved here.

Wow, then it looks like the vaccine here is much more efficient than in any other country in the world !

Is there a secret ingredient added only for Japan ? Miso ? Wasabi ?

-5 ( +17 / -22 )

The news from Osaka is more significant and positive. The number of new coronavirus cases there has dropped a lot and they're doing 2 - 4 times more tests than Tokyo.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Great news! Now let's follow the Norway model. Just accept that Covid will be here forever and live with it. Most people in Japan are now protected, especially the vulnerable. It sounds like Japan won't go crazy and demand vaccine passports, as they don't want to discriminate.

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

Hopefully number of deaths follow similar rate of decrease also, still high

13 ( +15 / -2 )

It's always good that numbers decrease. However, it will be interesting to see the numbers in about 10 days.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

I think one jab is good enough and better than zero. Good to see the numbers dropping. May life return to normal please.

can not wait for the day you’re not asked to wear a mask.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

Easy! Over 70% of the population has had at least 1 jab, and over 60% has had 2. Ever hear of herd immunity?

Except that's a lot lower percentage than essentially all developed countries which cannot contain the Delta variant.

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

Mission Accomplished

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

However, it will be interesting to see the numbers in about 10 days.

why’s that ?

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

Single digits coming soon. Wow!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Single digits coming soon. Wow!

You called today the other day I think

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Natural Immunity is the answer. Because Japan didn’t close down and most healthy people have asymptomatic to mild case a large portion of the Japanese population already has the best king on immunity…Natural!!

great news! Open it up!

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Except that's a lot lower percentage than essentially all developed countries which cannot contain the Delta variant.

I agree, but all these other countries, after the high vaccination rates, throw away all basic preventions, like wearing mask, social distance, hand sanitizer.

Look at Vegas, Florida, Texas, my homecountry, ...masks?... what is that? Social distance?...never heard of, ...hand sanitizers? ....is bad for the skin.

Vaccination and basic prevention from the public, like Japan is doing much better than other developed countries, is the keypoint.

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11 ( +16 / -5 )

Vaccination and basic prevention from the public, like Japan is doing much better than other developed countries, is the keypoint.

Agree.

Even before Japan started vaccinations, cases have been already relatively low.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

I'm also curious how it is under control so fast.

Few possibilities I can think of is that the spread is way higher than reported the past few months and a large population have immunity in addition to the vaccinated. Another is that the vaccinated and infected have low overlap and contributing to the herd protection. Last is that people just became more concerned when the hospital system collapse.

Well the removal of emergency state will probably be revealing in whether it has anything to do with herd protection.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Two three weeks of this and we will have empty hospitals . Get vaccinated but keep your masks on , that is how you eliminate covid

2 ( +9 / -7 )

If these numbers are correct then mea culpa for everything I have said! It still looks like a miracle.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Look at Vegas, Florida, Texas, my homecountry, 

Where is that?

How can we make potentially useful comparisons if we don’t know where you are talking about?

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

If these numbers are correct then mea culpa for everything I have said! It still looks like a miracle.

Welcome to the bright side of life. :)

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Have the people who keep saying Japan has done ‘nothing” tried leaving Japan and then coming back in?

12 ( +14 / -2 )

I will wait a few more months before giving too much credit for anything,,,,,,,time will tell, too early, lets not get ahead of ourselves!

4 ( +10 / -6 )

With numbers this low why are fully vaccinated folks still being made to self isolate on arrival?

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Easy! Over 70% of the population has had at least 1 jab, and over 60% has had 2. Ever hear of herd immunity?

That plus natural immunity.

1 ( +12 / -11 )

The reason is simple. Japan is a relatively healthy country that took masks, and preventative measures seriously. Half of the country wasn't complaining about the masks because of their "liberty".

9 ( +15 / -6 )

Vaccine take-up seems to be kicking in but the government authorized stats are next to worthless.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

@Bungle Vaccine take-up seems to be kicking in but the government authorized stats are next to worthless.

Proof?

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

24 deaths,take off masks and live your life

1 ( +11 / -10 )

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