Japan reports 95,916 new coronavirus cases; 9,880 in Tokyo


Japan on Monday reported 95,916 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 9,880 new cases, down 5,954 from Sunday. It was the first time since July 11 that the daily number was below 10,000.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 41, up one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 628, up one from Sunday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Kanagawa (7,203), Fukuoka (5,729), Saitama (5,419), Osaka (5,290), Hyogo (4,712), Chiba (4,299), Aichi (4,043), Hokkaido (3,666), Hiroshima (3,527), Kyoto (2,486), Okayama (2,260), Ibaraki (2,240), Niigata (1,931), Shizuoka (1,852), Kagoshima (1,747) and Okinawa (1,584).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 233.

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Another significant drop in cases and serious cases in check. Just in time to downgrade the virus and open the borders for good.

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The trend is looking good.

Agree that the restricted borders policy is way past its due date

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Just stop reporting the numbers - now that hospitals/clinics have permission to not report cases if they don't have the time, there is no point in reporting any numbers. The are now completely meaningless.

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Looks like people are not reporting any more. And why should they- who wants to quarantine for 10 days plus 7 day for close contacts?

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It’s looking promising. Time to consider opening up the gates and letting in the vaccinated tourists like me who’ve had to postpone our Japan visits for three years now. Are we going to get a friendly welcome?

Always refreshing to see the same people that complain about Japan's exclusionary border measures go on to champion exclusionary policies of their own so long as it benefits them and harms their ideological opponents.

If Japan can open up to vaccinated tourists it can open up to all tourists.

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brouhahaToday  06:42 pm JST

Looks like people are not reporting any more. And why should they- who wants to quarantine for 10 days plus 7 day for close contacts

Close contact is 3 days with a negative test result on day 2 or 3

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when we will be free to travel abroad again...?

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So people travel all over Japan and go to all kinds of events and spread Covid left right and centre yet numbers go down. And pigs fly.

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Time to join the world again….

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Good news.

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Numbers clearly going down now hopefully it continues

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The counts reported for Sundays are always much lower, at least in the local Akita newspaper I follow. I suspect that it being the only day for many Japanese people to be off from work hinders reporting. Here's an interactive graph where you can see that consistently, Sundays are lower, likely artificially:

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