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Japan reports 39,723 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Tuesday reported 39,723 new coronavirus cases, up 24,556 from Monday. Tokyo reported 4,310 new cases, up 2,637 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, unchanged from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 167, up five from Monday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 65.

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A 262% increase from yesterday… and that’s with drastically reduced testing. Nothing good about this massive increase in new case numbers. Actual hospitalizations are stuck at 490,000 and will probably increase for the 1st time in 3 weeks ! Luckily, for the responsible and eligible majority, the new boosters are coming right up ! In the meantime, mask up people! Follow the 3 C’s! Avoid the highly irresponsible and reckless minority! Get your mRNA jabs asap ! Keep safe people!

-11 ( +12 / -23 )

No reaction, as always. If the PM is shot, a NK missile comes flying or corona cases massively rise again, everything is fine. What’s the branding of their perfect tranquilizers?

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Enough of the broken record gloom and doom already.

In the meantime, mask up people!

Funny timing...Kishida announced today that masks are not necessary outside.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Corona?? Get over it unless you are either obese, frail or have some kind of immune system disorder. I just had it and I am 53. I was sick 2 days and required no medical treatment. I have had worse flu. My 11 year old son had it and was off school 4 days and my wife had it and had no symptoms. So yes, it’s the end of the world according to some people but for most of us, it’s just another annoying virus to deal with appropriately

7 ( +16 / -9 )

No Steven,

Actual hospitalizations are under 14,000 and continue to decline.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

10 ( +13 / -3 )

"No reaction, as always. If the PM is shot, a NK missile comes flying or corona cases massively rise again, everything is fine. What’s the branding of their perfect tranquilizers?" -Sven

I just pictured this guy, sitting on a packed train clad in his bullet proof vest, radiation suit, and a Pfizer branded IV drip with his boy Steve sitting next to him singing "we're the responsible majority! we're the responsible majority!"

These guys aren't serious...are they!?

3 ( +7 / -4 )

A 262% increase from yesterday

Happens every week from Monday to Tuesday.

And if you do the math, you'll see that well over 99% of cases are mild. Look at the number of serious/hospitalization cases. It's negligible.

Most of the rest of the world has gotten rid of the masks, the plastic dividers and vinyl curtains at store counters, and all that stuff. Hopefully, Japan will follow suit pretty soon. It's about time.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Funny timing...Kishida announced today that masks are not necessary outside.

they never were necessary outside

I used to wear them on the train to be polite but I can’t even be bothered anymore.

i’ve been 100% maskless for a couple of months now. I expected stares and murmurs but there was zero reactions.

I didn’t even get a single double take. In a weird way I was disappointed…

i’m seeing more and more doing the same

0 ( +11 / -11 )

Just wash your hands and you will be okay. I’ve never had it. Been to plenty of places as well. Love the guy who states he never wears it, only at work and ………….

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

But Covid will continue to produce higher and higher deaths, with each new wave. I have been banging on about this for quite some time now, but it looks like the vaccines have failed to reduce the actual number of deaths. 

While this might be true in Japan at the moment is this true in other countries? In general?

Aren't you just generalizing with no basis?

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Doesn't he have an official source?

His official source is the Mainichi website. But they use a bad translation for “hospitalizations” as Pickle put so well recently:

Sep. 28  05:05 pm JSTPosted in: Japan reports 49,979 new coronavirus cases  

On a side note: I'm sure the person who translated 入院 治療 等を要する者 as simply 'hospitalized' is adequatelg proficient in both Japanese and English but this was a poor unnuanced translation, owing to the more esoteric and technical language used (afterall we can't expect all translators to be familiar with all terminology in all fields). Sadly this has led some people to believe that there are half a million people undergoing active treatment!

This has been explained by a dozen other posters but he refuses to accept it.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

These numbers are supplied and updated daily by the jgov

Steven, it’s not direct from the govt when you read it on the Mainichi website.

This is direct from the govt:

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

5 ( +9 / -4 )

If you interested in the official breakdown of numbers

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

Second column: cases.

Third column: hospitalizations

Eleventh column: ICU cases

Nineteenth column: hotel cases

Thirty first column: home recuperating

4 ( +7 / -3 )

But let’s be clear I do hope this Covid thing will eventually be a thing of the past but I think it’s too early for Japan.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Its dragging on too long now.

Ditch the masks big time.

I did last Sunday on the subway.

So much space around me.

I walk at night a lot in the suburbs.

So many people still wearing the mask and there is no one around.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

14 serious cases (with/of covid) in a population of 15 million. Comical that masks are STILL worn. Why?!?

Either they do not work (given the high cases numbers we have seen that would suggest they don't)

Or they do work but given that many wear the ones that definitely don't work (e.g Uniqlo cloth masks), and are not worn in cost and unventilated izakayas, restaurants, bars, onsens, etc - they are meaningless. This has been the case throughout the entire pandemic. The only reason for wearing them is to save/hide face. Wearing them outside is obv the height of stupidity.

Why care about masks? Think about it. Nigh on 3 years now. For kids 7 and under that means their entire formal education has been masked - unable to see the faces of their friends or teacher. Why? Obviously it is not in their interest. Obviously it harms communication. Obviously it harms learning. We know they are not at risk (and a mask will not stop them getting the virus in any case).

They have to go.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Right now it appears that Covid is the least of the problems in anxiety riddled Japan.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

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