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Tokyo reports 896 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,246

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 896 new coronavirus cases, down 24 from Wednesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 663.6.

People in their 20s (259 cases), their 30s (193) and their 40s (161) accounted for the highest numbers.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,246. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (322), Chiba (200), Saitama (155), Osaka (125), Hokkaido (62), Hyogo (50), Aichi (49), Fukuoka (41), Okinawa (35) and Shizuoka (34).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 17.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

Good news!

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The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

Good news!

Wait for the death toll to rejoice.

If is is as the past few days most of the down is from people dying.

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*60, down two from** Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday. Good news!*

Good to have you back steve.

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This is 223 more than prior week number

Good welcome message to Lord Bach

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Double the amount we had 4 weeks ago! Nothing to cheer about! As always, number of tests?

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Double the amount we had 4 weeks ago!

delta is taking hold...

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On the 6th they tested 11,000 and got a high number of cases so on the 7th they tested only 7,900 and shock the numbers went up to 920 cases, so I am very curious how low they went today,

If the standard practice is used will will see around 5,000 to 6,000

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A friends cafe/wedding venue vaccinated Full time staff, but not Part time staff.

People just have no idea what they are doing. Delta and the inevitable Tokyo Olympic strain are going to tear Japan a new one.

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Still waiting for that miracle of "low number of cases till the Olympics start" that JP gov promised.

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Can we start getting daily vaccination numbers posted along side this nonsense? Fearmongering at its best.

We're going through the checks and balances regarding daily infected so how about performing the same due diligence and reporting vaccinations?

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Chikatilo

Great post, well thought out points.

Severe cases fall again nationwide, think that’s a daily fall for over a month now. The vaccines are doing the trick and protecting the elderly. We won’t see full hospitals or high deaths now, the worst is well over.

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AntiquesavingToday  04:59 pm JST

*The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.*

Good news!

Wait for the death toll to rejoice.

If is is as the past few days most of the down is from people dying.

This is a very good point. A good start will be to compare where we were this time last month:

JUNE:

4th June = 86 deaths

5th June = 64 deaths

6th June = 50 deaths

7th June = 75 deaths

8th June = 99 deaths

9th June = 96 deaths

JULY:

4th July = 6 deaths

5th July = 19 deaths

6th July = 22 deaths

7th July = 14 deaths

8th July = ?

9th July = ?

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

We keep hearing about deaths going down,

But those same people do their best to ignore the fact that within all age groups 25% have long term health issues, many severe.

Imagine if we were talking about Polio the vast majority big Polio deaths occurred in poor countries without any way of providing mechanical breathing during the paralysis.

In developed countries 98% recovered but of those a large portion remained with varying disabilities.

Covid is far far more contagious and yes with proper medical intervention 99% will recover but 25% will have long term problems and 10% severe long term problems.

This applies to children all the way up to the very elderly.

Nothing I have written is speculation.

You can look it all up there are well over 50 papers on long haul covid including several that have been peer reviewed despite someone here saying there weren't any.

So yes chances of you dying if you are younger and healthy is low but if you think you will just walk away from it if you catch it well 25% chance of having long term health issues is quite high.

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Severe down by 16 is actually 16 dead

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So Tokyo down by 24 but the country is up by 54.

Seems clear numbers are still going up.

And with vaccination slowing down due to shortages and a lot of holidays and a possible mass spreader event thing may not get better.

And no I am not hoping for that but we need to think about it and get ready if it does.

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This is a very good point. A good start will be to compare where we were this time last month:

Indeed, but why stop there! How about 6 months ago:

DECEMBER 2020:

4th = 43 deaths

5th = 32 deaths

6th = 20 deaths

7th = 47 deaths

JANUARY 2021:

4th = 56 deaths

5th = 64deaths

6th = 72 deaths

7th = 66 deaths

Or how about a year ago?

JUNE 2020:

4th = 4 deaths

5th = 7 deaths

6th = 2 deaths

7th = 0 deaths

JULY 2020:

4th = 0 deaths

5th = 0 deaths

6th = 1 deaths

7th = 2 deaths

How odd. It's almost as if COVID death statistics follow some kind of wave pattern. I wonder if it correlates to the similar pattern observed in cases? Let's see:

SECOND WAVE:

Date where upward trend in active cases (into positive figures) can be observed: 23 June 2020

Date where upward trend in deaths can be observed: 31 July 2020

THIRD WAVE:

Date where upward trend in active cases (into positive figures) can be observed: 22 October 2020

Date where upward trend in deaths can be observed: 11 November 2020

FOURTH WAVE:

Date where upward trend in active cases (into positive figures) can be observed: 10 March 2021

Date where upward trend in deaths can be observed: 13 April 2021

My god... it's almost as if the number of deaths increases between two to four weeks after the active cases start to trend into positive figures. Fortunately, due to vaccination and positive thinking as espoused here, that can't happen again right. However, let's check the trend for active cases over the last three Tuesdays (because this is the latest available data I have), just to be safe:

22 JUNE 2021: - 603 active cases, -51 serious cases

29 JUNE 2021: - 372 Active cases, -10 serious cases

6 JULY 2021: - 316 active cases, -1 serious case

Not as encouraging as one might hope. Of course, we shouldn't assume that this virus will continue to behave exactly as it has done for the entire pandemic. I am sure those contributors who, once again in the lull of a wave on decline, have declared victory have solid, statistical analysis beyond comparing one month's or better yet one day's figures.

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Again, high positivity rate.

High number of cases for a modern country more than one and a half years after the pandemic began.

Even though deaths and severe cases are going down, probably in part to the most vulnerable population being vaccinated, the younger sector is letting their guard down.

Because of their age though, they will have few deaths--but the long term effects are unknown.

And, the higher number of effected young people leads to a higher number of unvaccinated becoming infected.

This is especially bad news for the over-40 Western population in Japan.

Just look at the stats in your home countries if you want to gauge the dangers to yourselves by being in close contact with anyone infected in Japan. Those severe cases and deaths in Japan are among Japanese.

It is not worth the risk. Stay home. Stay out of restaurants and bars. Stay off of trains and subways.

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The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 663.6.

Nearly 5,000 cases in a week in one city. Pardon me for stating the obvious but Tokyo’s virus control measures are not working at all.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

Good news!

This is an emerging and common phenomenon among other countries while the rollout progresses. The UK with half population size of Japan reported 32,000+ daily cases, but only 33 deaths.

(English) people now gather for Euro with alcohols, without mask and social distances (I personally want to call for caution, though)

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The UK with half population size of Japan reported 32,000+ daily cases, but only 33 deaths.

But the UK tested over 300,000 daily.

Japan has only rarely tested over 100,000 and is presently testing fewer than 70,000 a day.

So honestly we can't even begin to compare because without proper testing we really have no idea what the actual numbers are in Japan.

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FrankBurnsToday  04:49 pm JST

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, down two fromWednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

Good news!

How are there so many haters hating your positive comment?

so sad!

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Pardon me for stating the obvious but Tokyo’s virus control measures are not working at all.

Wasn't aware there was a virus control. I know contact tracing was abandon late last year

and don't really test except you are referring to telling restaurants to close at 8 and not to serve alcohol

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P. SmithToday  09:27 pm JST

Commodore PerryToday  07:55 pm JST

It is not worth the risk. Stay home. Stay out of restaurants and bars. Stay off of trains and subways.

Commodore Perry

Today  08:36 pm JSTPosted in: IOC chief Bach arrives in Japan for Tokyo Olympics  See in context

Regardless--I want to watch in person. Being fully vaccinated I have no fear of sitting outside with other fully vaccinated spectators.

This attempt at a "gotcha" fails because it conveniently did not include (or did not understand) my statement below in the same post about dangers to those not vaccinated. So logically, if you are not vaccinated it is not worth the risk and people should stay home.

. If you are vaccinated, like me, get out there and do what you want.

Gotta cut down on CNN bro!

Commodore PerryToday  07:55 pm JST

And, the higher number of effected young people leads to a higher number of **unvaccinated becoming infected.**

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This is old news months ago I reported that the numbers will go up up and a way!

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 464, down 16 from Wednesday.

What we are not told is that Tokyo and a few other prefectures use a different criteria to classify serious

different from what the government mandates which is stated below.

(1) Requires management in intensive care unit (ICU), etc.

(2) Requires ventilator management

(3) Need to be fitted with an artificial cardiopulmonary machine (ECMO)

According to the government any of the above is classified as a serious case on the other hand Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Shizuoka, Shiga, Kyoto, and Kochi and Fukuoka Prefecture don't count patients in intensive care units as "critically ill" unless they are on a ventilator or ECMO.

That is why the number of serious cases in Tokyo throughout this pandemic has been low.

As I always say the numbers in most cases don't tell the real story and to get the real numbers alot of digging

around is needed.

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The reporting on case numbers reads like reports from the front line in Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.

The number of infected people hospitalised with severe symptoms is the number to watch. 464 in a population of 126,000,000 isn't that high. Once vulnerable people are fully vaccinated, the number should drop, hopefully to flu levels or below.

Incidentally, where are Japan's test kits manufactured? The UK ones are made in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China.

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It’s mainly young people getting infected with the Delta virus. Hospitalizations continue to be very low- 60 for all of Tokyo.

Delta is hardly a concern in the UK, despite the spike in cases. They’re fully opening in a couple weeks.

Vaccinate the vulnerable then open up.

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Lucifer- how many COVID fatalities in Japan?

Mortality rate for all of Japan was DOWN last year.

I don’t think number of cases is being manipulated.

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It was always told to us that this covid-19 virus is very sensitive against humidity and high temperature in summertime and therefore will die quickly. However so far this is not the case. People are easily infected. I wonder if this statement about this covid-19 virus is really true. It seems it is pretty strong against humid and hot weather.

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It was always told to us that this covid-19 virus is very sensitive against humidity and high temperature in summertime and therefore will die quickly. 

That was never said by any actual medical specialist or virologist.

It was said by the former orange man and his lackeys.

Even the Japanese Nobel prize winner often wrongly quoted by anti vaxxers said that the Corona virus was not going to be seasonal like influenza and that hot summers etc..will not affect it and we will see surges year round.

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I may get vaccine actually if it’s required for entry to UK on passport scheme.

My parents are elderly, if anything were to happen I’m their only family member left and I’d need to get to there fast.

Good idea. There are hysterical morons around reading trash and having meltdowns about vaccines.

This kind of logic over emotion is welcome.

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That was never said by any actual medical specialist or virologist.

It was said by the former orange man and his lackeys.

I don't think that one was a politicized issue. I think it was one of the working theories in the earlier stages of the pandemic. That's how science works. Observe - hypothesize - test - conclude present results - peer-reviewed replication of testing - accepted science.

It's always been this way, except that the internet brought science to the people, many of whom don't understand how science works, and they think that any hypothesis by a scientist is the same as accepted science. So when a hypothesis doesn't pan out, they take that as evidence that somehow science doesn't work, as they lack the intelligence to understand that's exactly how science DOES work. Like this:

It was always told to us that this covid-19 virus is very sensitive against humidity and high temperature in summertime and therefore will die quickly. 

Nothing was always told to anyone about Covid 19, because as the name clearly states, it was discovered in 2019, and the scientific method STILL hasn't come to that 'accepted science' stage of most information about it. So anyone complaining that something said by scientists last year, a few months after the virus was discovered, has now changed, doesn't even have the fundamental understanding of how the process works to actually be able to contribute anything meaningful to the conversation.

The best thing about the internet is that it gave everyone a voice. The worst thing about the internet is that it gave everyone a voice.

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@antiquesaving

if you look at the facts 17 people died severe cases down by 16.

This means that one was added to the severe cases 

You say this every day but your equation does not allow for people getting better. Death isn't the only way out of the "severe case" category.

Do you really think there was only one severe case in all of Japan??

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It a fact that when there a action there a reaction Newton law. Yes my action triggered your reaction, that is evident and that is science at work. During the war Dupont created plactics and nylon. Japan were the best and the biggest producer of hemp products for the asian sailing fleet. rope sails etc. Dupont wanted that market and had the produce to replace it. The first industry disbanded in Japan after the war was hemp industry. Sciencist at Dupont were the sciencist that produce this lie, other jump on board because it suited their industry also. Einstein was all for the nuclear industry then admitted latter he was totally wrong. I wonder With my evident if it will trigger you again.

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