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Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported a record high 570 new cases of the coronavirus, up 89 from Thursday. The number is the result of 9,792 tests conducted on Nov 24.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 39,649.

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (147), followed by 120 in their 30s and 76 in their 40s.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 61, up one from Thursday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 7:30 p.m. was 2,524. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (383), Hokkaido (252), Aichi (234), Kanagawa (219), Chiba (107), Hyogo (103), Saitama (103), Shizuoka (58), Fukuoka (58), Ibaraki (45) and Okinawa (38).

Twenty-four coronavirus-related deaths were reported nationwide.

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Tokyo reports record high 570 new cases

But also record high amount of tests: 9.792

They never conducted so many tests. (Almost 10.000)

Even me is surprised about increasing amount of tests.

3 ( +17 / -14 )

And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective, amongst all the other dangerous viruses out there

-9 ( +19 / -28 )

I think the posters who are everyday screaming for more tests will be satisfied, or???

Almost 10.000 tests...Wow!

-23 ( +8 / -31 )

And the number of fatalities?

NHK is reporting 8 deaths for Hokkaido alone.

amongst all the other dangerous viruses out there

Which ones? Ebola? SARS? What's your point?

11 ( +19 / -8 )

Way too many ..... nope, not the tests!

And how about reporting about other prefectures, too?

Or is just Tokyo of interest?

13 ( +17 / -4 )

The story will be updated at around 7 p.m. to include numbers from other prefectures and the number of deaths.

"Which ones? Ebola? SARS? What's your point?"

My point is COVID-19 is not the only virus we should be worrying about. But thanks to blanket media coverage, and the fear this has generated, cancer patients have missed treatments and appointments.

The fear needs to be reduced - by focussing less on cases, and more on the fatality rate

-12 ( +11 / -23 )

My point is COVID-19 is not the only virus we should be worrying about.

Which other virus should be worrying about? Ebola? SARS? What's your point?

5 ( +13 / -8 )

wow, a record number of test leads to a record number of cases - who would of thought?...

21 ( +24 / -3 )

The fear needs to be reduced - by focussing less on cases, and more on the fatality rate

Indeed. I just hope you are still wearing your mask.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (147), followed by 120 in their 30s and 76 in their 40s.

Ok but how the remaining 227 people divides up? It would be interesting to know.

Almost 10.000 tests...Wow!

That's still very low actually.

NHK is reporting 8 deaths for Hokkaido alone.

Yeah but that's for a to

7 ( +11 / -4 )

And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective

Survivors having to deal with lung scarring, or even a lung transfer might have a thing or two to say about that.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

A few days ago 400 positives out of 1400 tests, yesterday 401 out of 2400 tests, today 570 out of 9000 tests.

Something is not right. Either the number of tests was lower or the number of positives is being capped.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

A few days ago 400 positives out of 1400 tests, yesterday 401 out of 2400 tests, today 570 out of 9000 tests.

Something is not right. Either the number of tests was lower or the number of positives is being capped.

Yes, there is zero transparency when it comes to this.

11 ( +18 / -7 )

NHK is reporting 8 deaths for Hokkaido alone.

Sorry it was a mistake. I wanted to say that's for a population of more than 5 million people. And 8 deaths compared to what other mortality cause? I guaranty you there are way more than 8 deaths every day without covid so it's pointless to throw numbers without putting them in perspective.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Something is not right. Either the number of tests was lower or the number of positives is being capped.

Yeah this is actually very weird.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

so...around 6% of tests came back positive? So, its pretty much the best day this week.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Unfortunately, I do not believe this reflects the true nature of the spread of the virus as the effect of the 3 day weekend and Go To campaign will not make be known until the incubation period is reached early next week.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Tokyo reports record high 570 new cases

But also record high amount of tests: 9.792

They never conducted so many tests. (Almost 10.000)

That’s still low compared to many countries. What’s the situation on Fantasy Island?

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Increasing numbers and today new record.

Government must be fudging the numbers to save face and the olympics

13 ( +17 / -4 )

That’s still low compared to many countries. 

Again this sort of statement is actually no valid. The many countries you are referring to test way more than Japan so it's pointless to compare the number of infections.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Fact:

Yesterday finished with 2507 positive cases and 30 deaths countrywide.

There are European countries with 20-30k cases each day with 15, 20 deaths.

I will not make any further comment.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

I don’t care.

I don’t want to die, but I’m ready if it’s my time.

plenty of worse things to worry about ,

better not worry at all.

have a nice weekend.

-15 ( +9 / -24 )

Christopher Glen - And the number of fatalities? That is what matters - and puts the disease into perspective, amongst all the other dangerous viruses out there

I’m quite sure that if you were to spend 3 months in hospital on a respirator and the following year with asthma like symptoms and permanent damage to your lungs your focus on fatalities might be quite different.

18 ( +25 / -7 )

That’s what I said two days ago that on Friday, we will be back to the normal positive raté of 6%

When we compare apples and apples, we have the true results.

ie right number of tests for the right number of positive results

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Always important to note how we got here, by who's decisions and guidance.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

They never conducted so many tests. (Almost 10.000)

Even me is surprised about increasing amount of tests.

Almost 10.000 tests...Wow!

Monty....lol...stop it , you have us in stiches...

Whilst this maybe the highest Tokyo ever managed, other countries with entire populations the same or smaller than Tokyo are routinely testing 50 000 plus a day.....then again , granted..they don't use faxes so they have an advantage ;)

11 ( +12 / -1 )

all of the sudden they are able to test almost 10000. They should keep same amount of the test every day, because that will show real situation. 570 from 10000 is nothing for many people.

i do believe that is the way how to make people not panic.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

I highly doubt that test number.

They have not announced any rule changes to the testing requirements. Perhaps it's tests over several days, and they just processed it today. I find it inconceivable that Tokyo will allow such an increase in testing. This is probably a 1 time thing, and we will see the reported test numbers go back down to 4000-6000 level tomorrow.

Japan is all above cover-ups, would be a mistake to place too much trust in government data.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/e89ed6c57bd1893545dadd3386cb49db18838f1f

10 ( +11 / -1 )

It is worrisome. Winter is also in the corner. The stringent testing requirements should be relaxed.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Seems Osaka has run out of beds for covid-19, be extra careful there folks

Bed occupancy rates:

Osaka 118%

Hokkaido 67.8

Aichi 73.2

Tokyo 63.9

Shizouka 60.4

6 ( +7 / -1 )

The reason that almost zero tests are carried out is that, you almost have to be dying to get one. That would suggest that many people had a mild flu and recovered and probably have herd immunity

Btw, where in Tokyo is the izakaya that sells ¥190 beer? I have many GoTo Eat vouchers. .

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

had a mild flu ... have herd immunity

What does the flu have to do with COVID-19? Or are you still on about comparing this with the flu?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Please save human lives first.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Olympics, anyone?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Olympics? That's still far. But I keep seeing Roppongi and Shinjuku salsa events on Facebook. Why would anyone keep joining these events and frequenting those places in the current situation?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Every says its a concern then almost everyone goes out.

I wear a mask but are not going to do anymore than that, I have a family to feed. Friends restaurants and bars to support.

Elderly people should d

Elderly people die every winter, its a shame but thats nature.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Until people stop going to ramen shops and other such like establishments eating, drinking and chatting like there is no virus there is no way to end this virus. Or until this go travel go campaign is halted you ae just going to see numbers spike up.

Also, thee is zero point for people to wear a mask if they are not going to wear the darn thing correctly put it not only over your mouth but your nose, too. Than you got the ones who say I don't give a rats poop about the person standing next to me on the train and has no mask on seen plenty of the first and a few on the train that blatant disregard for safety.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The explanation ids simple. They could no longer hide the real increase in cases an serious cases, so now they lie about the number of tests to get the positivity rate down.

it will get a lot worse with the 3 day long weekend numbers starting to show up.

still talking Olympics now is just irrational.

and Koike is a big disappointment to me but she will be the last politician i have ever believed in.

As the governor of Tokyo saying that the federal government is the responsible one is calling yourself obsolete and disposable.

Bah

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Ladies & Gentleman, The Tokyo Olimpics Cannot Saftly Prcoeed.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It is the start of the cold and flu (influenza) season where colds and flu cases always rise. Covid19 and influenza are both coronaviruses, so nothing surprising here.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Covid19 and influenza are both coronaviruses, so nothing surprising here.

SARS-CoV-2 belongs to Coronaviridae family and it is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus (Baltimore Group IV).

Influenza virus belongs to Orthomyxoviridae family and it is a single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus (Baltimore Group V).

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Covid19 and influenza are both coronaviruses,

Where do you get the idea that flu is a coronavirus? FakeNewsCentral.com?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

And no one has flu, strange that

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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