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Tokyo reports 879 new coronavirus cases; 1,057 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 879 new coronavirus cases, down 171 from Saturday.

Osaka recorded 1,057 new cases, surpassing 1,000 for the sixth straight day.

People in their 20s (233 cases), their 30s (162) and their 40s (133) accounted for the highest numbers, while 127 cases were aged 60 and over. Also, 114 were aged 19 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 63, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is a record high 1,050, up 30 from Saturday, surpassing the previous high of 1,043 on Jan 26.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 5,879 as of 6:30 p.m. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (539), Fukuoka (417), Aichi (350), Hokkaido (326), Saitama (290), Kanagawa (247), Chiba (182), Kyoto (164), Okayama (114), Nara (98), Hiroshima (87), Gunma (80), Ibaraki (63), Gifu (60), Okinawa (57), Fukushima (56), Miyagi (54), Kumamoto (51), Shizuoka (50), Mie (49), Nagano (44) ad Oiat (43).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 59.

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Let's not forget these are the numbers from Thursday - a national holiday.

It will be interesting to see how many tests led to this figure.

Still close to 40% higher than a week ago.

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The nationwide figure is a record high 1,050, up 30 from Saturday, surpassing the previous high of 1,043 on Jan 26.

This is a concern.

Figures showing where the highest numbers of hospitalizations are occurring would be convenient.

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For the record, it's up 38% from last Sunday.

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These are the official numbers. Not the real numbers.

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the nationwide figure is a record high 1,050, up 30 from Saturday, surpassing the previous high of 1,043 on Jan 26.

Japan is 21st in the world for this metric. Certainly not "doing better than most other countries".

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Figures showing where the highest numbers of hospitalizations are occurring would be convenient.

As of yesterday, 353 of the 1020 were in Osaka prefecture. So very likely that's the highest.

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Any one day drop is nice to see, of course, but it’s still a large number of people with a new problem in their lives.

635 new cases reported last week, but 879 today — an almost 40% increase. And I think we’re still over a month away from seeing this wave’s peak. (Not hoping, of course, just predicting.)

Despite the daily bleak news, I hope everyone here is relaxing, staying well and enjoying their GW.

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Thanks you for the cross referencing & comparisons @Zoroto 5:04pm.

“As of yesterday, 353 of the 1020 were in Osaka prefecture. So very likely that's the highest. umbrella 05:08 pm Hmmm, my post comparing today's number to last Sunday's was deleted as "off topic". Very strange mate, the moderators here delete everything they don't personally agree with. Hmm, how can you disagree with a FACT that's relevant with an article. I didn't give an opinion. Very puzzling.” -

It’s all very eye-opening.

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326 cases in Hokkaido, the highest ever

290 cases in Saitama, the highest since the 2nd SOE.

And this is on a Sunday, historically the day of the week with the second lowest number.

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Vaccines deemed safe in US are Moderna for those 18 years and above and Pfizer for those 16-17 years old and older.

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (modernatx.com)

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | cvdvaccine.com

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Just follow three simple rules!

Stay home

Go to work

Ignore any paradox caused by numbers one and two
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Who's watching NHK news right now? Did you notice the distraction from Japan's appallingly slow vacine rollout to problems with vaccine rollout elsewhere? Hunker down everybody. Clearly the Olympics and big business are far more important than the personal health and safety of each individual Japan resident.

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yeah NHK is nothing but Suga's mouthpiece. They parrot whatever they are told to. No wonder they want to deflect attention away from japan's appalling vaccination "campaign".

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And these people became infected when ?

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The hospital numbers would be much, much higher, however, many are being turned away and sent home.

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Record numbers especially Osaka, tsk tsk.

Pity the government didn't listen to the JT experts.

If they didn't increase the number of tests then the number of cases wouldn't have increased.

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Ashley Shiba

The hospital numbers would be much, much higher, however, many are being turned away and sent home.

How can you know that?

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We all really have to appreciated ALL you posters & commenters like @Zoroto 5:44pm for doing comparisons each day. - (Especially, after reading the Apr 29 “Opinions” section: “Numbers can trip you up during pandemic: Here are 4 tips to help you figure out tricky stats”.) - Thanks Everybody, for your continued, daily efforts with “the numbers”.

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@zichi

According to many articles these days — and the docs I know at a major public hospital here in Osaka — Ashley Shiba is right. Here’s one such article I read a few days ago:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210430/p2a/00m/0na/028000c

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A lot of people love stressing whenever the number is lower, and they SURE don't like it when you fire back that it doesn't matter if it's lower today than yesterday, when it's higher both days from the same days a week ago, and patients in serious condition and dying are on the increase.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 63, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is a record high 1,050, up 30 from Saturday, surpassing the previous high of 1,043 on Jan 26.

I notice that people still mistake this figure as representing all hospitalizations, when in fact it only refers to those receiving ECMO or on ventilators (i.e. those who cannot breath independently). There are scores of others hospitalized who do not yet reach this standard.

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The virus can apparently exist in your body for up to 30 days without giving rise to the display of any symptoms.

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@zichi

How can you know that?

Many of us have direct experience with the system and have been able to connect with others who experienced the same since the beginning of COVID-19. We haven't been shy about talking about our experiences in the comments, from what I've seen. People should know what it's like to get sick with COVID here during this time.

Gwylly shared an article with you, and on yesterday's article about the number of cases, someone else shared a few more of such articles, if you're curious.

At the end of the day, you have to expect that there is a high chance you will not be helped and will be left to survive on your own. Given how this thing tends to worsen very suddenly, regardless of age or former health of the person in question (though of course those with pre-existing conditions will have it even worse), the neglect of the medical care during this time is beyond frustrating. It feels like outright betrayal.

All for the sake of "keeping numbers low" and making it seem "less serious" for the Olympics.

That actually is unforgivable.

It also makes pulling 500 more nurses into the Olympics unreal, when there already would seem to not be enough to deal with even the current cases.

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Japan's organization of its anti covid efforts are still awful and continuing to be so. Shame on Japan Inc.

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By the way, anyone know the test numbers for the reported numbers in the article?

It's a bit ridiculous how they are not releasing them alongside the new case numbers anymore.

Again, the lack of transparency is transparent in and of itself...

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Derek GrebeToday 04:23 pm JST

Let's not forget these are the numbers from Thursday - a national holiday.

No, the majority of tests results come within 24hr, that is why it was low in Friday as results came from the previous day testing

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Gwylly & Skipp

yes! thank you.

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How about including the number of people who have been vaccinated on a daily basis?

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The hospital numbers would be much, much higher, however, many are being turned away and sent home.

> How can you know that?

@zichi, @ Ashley Shiba, @Skipp - here are a few:

An example of a reported case:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210114/p2a/00m/0na/003000c

A journalist's own experience of Covid:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14004691

There have also been articles on JT about people dying while "recovering at home" ie refused admission to hospital and denied treatment.

These mirror what @Ashley Shiba and @Skipp have stated. Seems like there's a definite pattern.

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