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Tokyo reports 876 coronavirus cases; 1,097 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 876 new coronavirus cases, up 117 from Friday. The number is the result of 8,688 tests conducted on April 23.

Osaka Prefecture topped the nation again, with 1,097 cases. The prefecture reported 16 deaths.

In Tokyo, people in their 20s (248 cases) and their 30s (178) accounted for the highest numbers, while 133 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 51, one down from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 837, up 21 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 5,606. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (635), Aichi (339), Fukuoka (321), Saitama (229), Kanagawa (216), Kyoto (174), Hokkaido (160), Chiba (147), Okinawa (117), Nara (104), Okayama (89), Ibaraki (82), Oita (76), Mie (72), Shiga (67), Gifu (57), Gunma (49), Tokushima (47), Nagano (40), Kumamoto (38), Niigata (37), Ishikawa (37), Miyagi (36), Nagasaki (36), and Miyazaki (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 54.

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they are not proud of the tests number or what ?

12 ( +13 / -1 )

The numbers are all manipulated, government knows them 2 days ahead of publishing them. All we can really go by is the hospital situation. Even deaths are reference as people die from pneumonia, respiratory failure.. anything but covid.

15 ( +23 / -8 )

Its out of control folks.

2 ( +13 / -11 )

karma keeps coming for the Olympics and the way the Japan Government is handling things

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Please don’t be afraid guys, Covid threat is severely overhyped for those in good health and under 70. Just take simple precautions and enjoy the lovely weather with your family and friends. Sunlight and exercise to keep the immune system strong should be our top priority at the moment

-24 ( +11 / -35 )

Accordong to another site there we just over 9,200 pcr tests for Tokyo, that's an infection rate to tests of 9.5%. The situation is getting worse day by day and still another 24 to go how many more because of governmental dithering!

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Please don’t be afraid guys, Covid threat is severely overhyped for those in good health and under 70. Just take simple precautions and enjoy the lovely weather with your family and friends. Sunlight and exercise to keep the immune system strong should be our top priority at the moment

@falseflagsteve

Don't you get bored of repeating the same thing?

We get it, you 'popped out' to 'do some shopping', had lunch 'with your partner', and nobody was 'following any mask rules' where you were.

20 ( +25 / -5 )

Trying very very hard to keep the numbers from reaching 1,000

Reporting 500 will arouse suspicion even from the unsuspecting

Japanese public.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Reasonable numbers. Still under 1,000. I am ever hopeful especially with Mr. Suga at the helm.

-23 ( +2 / -25 )

Robert Maes.... pleses stop spreading false information on covid-19. Anyone dying from a covid-19 infection is listed as such. I have a family member working directly in a hospital dealing with this. There is NO fudging of data. The categorizing of covid is quite strict for doctors, unlike for influenza where many deaths are often registered as pneumonia or other complications. Not for covid-19. Sorry, there is no giant conspiracy in the medical community to help the Olympics as many on this board seem to think!

-11 ( +10 / -21 )

Michael Hooper... Only those with "real" symptoms can get a test and still over 90% are negative. Seems to me that they are testing plenty.

-11 ( +6 / -17 )

Rather be in OZ.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

What? @FannyGreene 5:13pm

“Rather be in OZ.” /

Which: Osaka Zoo, Osaka Zepp Bayside or, Oswald State Correctional Facility? At least two are definitely under lockdown.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

At this time it would really be nice to know how many tests were performed. It seems quite obvious what is going on and it is interesting the lockdowns end right before the IOC President is coming to Japan. Pretty much all of the morning talk shows on TV this morning were bringing up this issue.

It is now well known (believed) by Japanese citizens that the Japanese Government cares more about the Olympics than public safety. These people all have drivers, private cars, and do not need to be put at risk like the rest of us. I have not met one Japanese person who believes the Olympics should go on and I wonder if the percentage who wish for cancellation is actually higher than 70 to 80 percent.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

@Thomas Goodtime

i like to inform others of the situation in my local area of central Osaka. Actually today only a handful of non mask wearers have been seen thus far. It is important to me for others to know that life is as normal and that is a good thing to show in these times especially to those in fear due to media hysteria

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

@snowymountaihell

currently in a cafe before heading home, no protective screens or mask wearing. Noticed Marui put up a sign outside saying closed from tomorrow for a short period. Everywhere is very busy, more than usual

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

I find it weird seeing people saying “I see people not wearing masks, no protective screens”

where are you guys? Everywhere I see people are masked up, and all the bars I have seen have screens.

yesterday on a packed train everyone was wearing masks not talking.

the numbers are getting out of control but what’s worse is the lack of testing and the vaccine roll out.

my wife had hers on Wednesday and said the process was quick and smooth and doesn't understand what is taking the JGov so long.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Please don’t be afraid guys

Nobody is afraid, but thanks for your comforting words.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Spread has stopped increasing on average

You said the same thing yesterday, but you were pointed to the lowered test count.

Repeating the same false information day-after-day doesn't make it true.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Please don’t be afraid guys, Covid threat is severely overhyped for those in good health and under 70. Just take simple precautions and enjoy the lovely weather with your family and friends. Sunlight and exercise to keep the immune system strong should be our top priority at the moment.

Take a look at a long haul survivors group on Facebook which include many middle aged persons. These people are really suffering with exhaustion, joint pain, heart and lung problems, etc. The Japanese long haulers will be particularly hurt because the government has not widely tested so even if you were infected and have long term symptoms it will be difficult or impossible to prove and the typical gambaru will be expected.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

@Mr Kipling

Only those with "real" symptoms can get a test and still over 90% are negative. Seems to me that they are testing plenty.

Actually, now you are the one spreading false information.

Most people with symptoms cannot get a test, unless they go for an overpriced private one which likely does not even count towards the official count.

I've already told my experience about what it was like getting sick here. I was very sick for over a month, and had a sudden severe worsening two weeks into the sickness. Here's my "real symptoms" : 38.2+ fever for over a week, severe digestive issues including abdominal distention, severe respiratory issues, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, nonstop coughing, and swollen organs in my lower torso that seemed to be burning up inside.

I was in the ER twice.

Went to a hospital fourteen times total.

Not once was I offered the PCR test. In fact, I was told quite clearly each time that I would not be getting one. And one doctor told me outright that my area of Japan (hint, right next to Tokyo and still not testing) is simply not doing PCR testing, and I might have better luck in Tokyo.

So no.

No, you don't just get a test, even when you're deathly ill. Stop gaslighting everyone here. Some of us know exactly how difficult it is to get a test.

18 ( +21 / -3 )

You said the same thing yesterday, but you were pointed to the lowered test count.

Repeating the same false information day-after-day doesn't make it true

Making up conspiracy theories doesn't make it true.

Less people presenting with symptoms, less tests done - common sense, no? It's the same day of the week so it can be assumed the circumstances for their detection are equivalent.

Here's the latest science on asymptomatic spread before anyone starts complaining the lack of mass testing means we're missing anything (actually kind of old news now): https://mobile.twitter.com/KernowMaiden/status/1385608846882844678

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

@Reckless

of course there are people suffering from this as is expected, but we must look at the likely possibility of being infected and the possibility of being seriously ill. Many healthy younger people die each year from Pneumonia, but we don’t live our daily lives in fear from it. If we look at the situation in Japan rationally in a non emotional way, we can see the risk for most is minuscule

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

@Reckless

Amen, thank you for sharing.

The group is called "Survivor Corps" on Facebook. It's a public group, so you don't even have to join to see what long-haulers are going through. And it's made up of people of all ages, including young people. This is why I often say I'm worried about what will happen to the Japanese people who end up as long haulers in this place where people don't even believe long-Covid is a real or serious problem.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Skipp.... So what was your diagnosis?

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Skipp.... in the ER twice? They wouldn't be wheeling you around if they thought you had any chance of having covid.....

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

@Mr Kipling

I didn't get a real diagnosis. I was told again and again, "Wow, you're really very sick." and "Basically, your whole body is sick!" Stupid, useless things like that. Many doctors even got angry at me because they didn't know what to do.

I'd unknowingly used the shop where one of the first cluster infections happened in Japan, and shortly after, I'd gotten sick. Considering how many other people use that shop, I bet many of us actually got infected, but we were told it was just "nine people", so nothing to worry about.

That's crap. There's simply no way so much of my body just randomly decided to get that sick all at once. It was very clear a PCR test would have been the wise decision - for all of us who got sick after using that place. Yet even with all those 'real symptoms' and the knowledge that I'd been in a shop where a cluster had broken out, I was turned away.

That's despicable. That's how testing is being done. Very selectively.

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Osaka numbers going down already

That state of emergency sure is effective... it can travel back in time!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

@falseflagsteve

i like to inform others of the situation in my local area of central Osaka

But what makes you think any of us care? We all have our own local areas and eyes to see what is going on.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

@Fuzzy

That is irrelevant, I like to give info as I am in the city with the highest positive tests. Where you live may be far different, I’m interested in how this I effecting people over the whole country not just where I live. I enjoy hearing people’s experience of he current situation and I enjoy sharing mine. This is a national situation and leaning something each day however boring is the best way to understand what is occurring

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

The number of prefectures included at the end of these daily reports is slowly creeping up.

Today, 27 of the 47 prefectures are listed. If you go back a few weeks the list would be less than 10.

This shows that the virus is spreading around the country.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

A colleague at the university I work at came into contact with a staff member who felt sick and tested positive through private test. Yet zero tracing and zero interest from the university in even arranging testing for those possiblity exposed. They'll get a private test. Are any of these counted in official statistics? No.

And, heard of lots of other cases, all swept under carpet by the university, and none referred for official tests.

Classes go on as normal, as ordered by the president of the unversity. Zero interest in student or staff health.

This not only the university I am at, either. Heard of similar cases that occured at other universities and schools, with similar "head in the sand" mentality from acquatinces.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

Mr Kipling falseflagsteve - no comment

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Heard of similar cases that occured at other universities and schools, with similar "head in the sand" mentality from acquatinces.

This is not at all surprising, and consistent with the third-world country Japan is when it comes to public health response (lack of).

11 ( +12 / -1 )

I just cant get a break these days. I had A 1000 yen on yesterday being the end of the peak. No idea which way to bet today.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

All people must ask, what is the root cause of this virus in Japan and why is it spreading faster than before ???

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Skipp.... you didn't think of going to a different hospital?

And after your near death experience they found nothing wrong?

Really? Sure, the whole medical system is in on the great conspiracy to hide numbers.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

No real measures, no end of the pandemic. And counting or testing or closing a shop early are all surely no real measures. The viruses in all the peoples organs don’t care at all, if you can or cannot count or test or open / close some doors. That’s all irrelevant.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

@Mr Kipling

Skipp.... you didn't think of going to a different hospital?

You sure are persistent.

I've already shared my story on here, so I don't want to bother doing it again.

February to March 2020, I went to three different hospitals over a course of fourteen visits.

I was in the ER twice during that time, taken by ambulance and so ill I was almost carried out by the emergency workers - two guys holding me up on either side to get to the ambulance.

So yes, I did think of going to a different hospital. No, they didn't/couldn't help.

I'm not going to keep indulging you after this. I'm sorry you're finding it so hard to believe. But maybe you should start doing so, because this is the reality for too many of those who get sick here. And however annoyed you're feeling about the thought, try actually living it. I guarantee it's a thousand times worse. Especially with a still-sick body and people like you who think it's all a joke.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Shibuya was very crowded yesterday. Let’s see if the youth of Japan are not as selfish as in say A,Erika, and think about others...like older Japanese do.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Skipp..... I assure you I do not think covid-19 is a joke. As I said I have a family member working directly with covid. Your situation is far from the norm, and sounds pretty horrific. I hope you make a full recovery asap.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

With astronomically low testing early last year there were hundred of thousands of cases of people being

refused testing with some stringent criteria put in place to prevent testing and only a few people could

meet criteria and get a test.

It is well known that a doctor operating a private clinic in Kita-ku Kobe got infected and was also refused

a test as well based as the welfare center ruling he didn't merit as he didn't meet the dubious criteria

then in place. If a doctor who comes into contact with all kinds of patients can be refused testing and he

was helpless and could do nothing, what can the average person do. Japan's numbers are just a miniscle

of the actual numbers. Adding a zero to the numbers here still dwarfs the actual numbers and we will never know as the media here is more interested in comparing with other countries and always leaving the truth

that those countries that looked bad than Japan were interested not interested in their image but in curbing the spread of the virus by testing heavily.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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