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Tokyo reports 66 new coronavirus cases

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday reported 66 new cases of the coronavirus, down 42 from Sunday. The number is the result of 2,956 tests conducted on Oct 2.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 26,550.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 25, down one from Sunday, health officials said.

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so what?

should we be happy or sad?

or - afraid?

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Great to see numbers dropping, although I know it will disappoint many posters on this site. Japan has done a great job of containing the virus and getting it under control.

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

Waiting for the usual faces here whingeing if the number is high, if the number is low. If its high then we 'must enter lockdown' , if its low 'we must test more' to get the number up!!! It really is quite amusing. I thought we had all accepted that the numbers were fiction months ago - does it not get tiring recycling the same comments? In the words of the UK Government - Hands, Face. Space. Spend more tine worrying about yourselves and your family that what the government do. You should know better by now.

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

So the virus is also cost-conscious...It took a timeout and went on travel for half the price and when have returned back it will surely redeem all coupons too. lol

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theResident

does it not get tiring recycling the same comments?

Look who's talking! You posted the EXACT same comment here:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/tokyo-reports-108-new-coronavirus-cases

smeh

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Japan has done a great job

I think I can speak for many people that we all want to believe these numbers and have our workplaces to re-open (I hate to be having to telework in a studio apartment for 6 months already). Unfortunately, intelligent people don't believe these numbers since Japan has done essentially nothing to curb infections, actually the opposite. So they are not re-opening the office.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

@ theResident, Akula, Nihonview - you are all becoming very repetitive on this issue, posting the same stuff daily.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

The consequence of "Silver Week" holiday is supposed to appear around this week. It can be a helpful indicator for the future outlook and course of action. Let's hope for the best, and behave sensibly.

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The end is in sight! I am trying to find a clinic for my mandatory covid-19 PCR test in the US before I book my trip for Thanksgiving. It is tough because almost all clinics say 3-5 days. I found one that said 48 hours is standard, but still that will be stressful waiting and then counting on no flight delays, etc. AND then getting back to Japan and 336 hours of home quarantine.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

er...@Aly: You got that then did you?

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

The consequence of "Silver Week" holiday is supposed to appear around this week

There won't be any consequence. The # of cases are completely under the gov's control with their (lack of) testing. You think they will announce an increase, and make the new government look bad with going ahead and increasing the GoTo campaings? Also the Olympics is in play again now.

There is a 0% chance that there will be an consequence of "Silver Week" holiday. Anybody who thinks otherwise is, frankly, naive.

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Akula - Great to see numbers dropping, although I know it will disappoint many posters on this site. Japan has done a great job of containing the virus and getting it under control.

The number of new cases has dropped inline with the number of tests. Yesterday was 120 new cases with nearly 6,000 tests. Today it’s 60 with 3,000 tests. It’s logical to conclude that if they did 300,000 tests there would be 6,000 new cases.

“All that glitters is not gold!” especially when they are only testing 3,000 people out of 25 million.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Personal attack?

Not really ! Kind request to further clarify your position. The government is trying to hide case so it looks good ? The no of test equals trust ? The positive rate you post every day ? By all means tells us how and why

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Do the hustle

All that glitters is not gold!” especially when they are only testing 3,000 people out of 25 million.

25M or 125M ?

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

 You think they will announce an increase, and make the new government look bad with going ahead and increasing the GoTo campaings? 

I hope the otherwise. I don't personally care much about daily numbers' ups/downs. You've misunderstood my point.

The fatality rate for covid patients is going down. Though it depends on how it is interpreted, I attribute the overall improvements in treatment strategy (other than vaccination) alongside case experiences.

新型コロナ死亡率12分の1に減少 都内6~9月

https://www.sankei.com/life/news/201002/lif2010020022-n1.html

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Hopefully it'll be down to single figures soon and I'll be off for a vacation overseas, preferably UK

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The fatality rate for covid patients is going down. Though it depends on how it is interpreted...

While I appreciate the disclaimer, to clarify the article you reference is referring to the CFR for the Tokyo Metropolitan area, comparing the fatality rate for the period following the SOE to the period from the first case to the end of the SOE. Essentially, the CFR has dropped to one twelfth of that during the May, the deadliest month, for the Metro area.

However, taking data from https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

I can see that in National terms, the CFR for September was 1.82% (15091 cases, 275 deaths), while the CFR for August was 0.89% (32000 cases, 285 deaths). The overall CFR is 1.87% (85298 cases, 1598 deaths).

As they say, statistics can tell any story you want them to. From my perspective, it seems that Japan has a tentative handle on things, but it is far from over.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Wow 66 only time to go bar hopping all night long until to first train runs. This virus is pretty friendly Here in Japan but aggressive in the USA

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

This virus is waiting in Japan for the flu season to kickoff I think

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1070.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 1057.

Difference between yesterday and today: -13

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized.

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Seriously if this virus was so contagious I would had already been infected begging for life support......

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I do not know if this is done in other countries, but we do it in Sweden.

We measure the content of covid in the wastewater from the treatment plants and it gives a good result at least which way the infection is on its way.

The measurement result is more reliable for a city than testing.

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@reckless - make sure you take the form that the J government provides since the standard “ok to fly” certificate in the US does not have your passport # as one of the required items. Also, my friends in LA confirmed that there are now around 10 or so clinics that offer guaranteed 72 hour or less PCR test turnaround. A friend got it back within 12 hours.

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10 or so clinics that offer guaranteed 72 hour or less PCR test turnaround. 

That's awesome! Great service.

What's the price for a PCR test there, in LA?

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3,000 TESTS for all of Japan????? Really, and we want to brag about the 66 positive results. Please explain where we get to brag and or post this a great number? In my unprofessional medical opinion the only time we get to brag is when there has been a hundred thousand tests done in a day and or 2 day span and we get a number of positive tests of 66 that is when there can be some relief and some assurances that this virus is under control. Until that time none of us should feel safe and take every extra precaution.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

er...@Aly: You got that then did you?

Got what exactly?

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@reckless - make sure you take the form that the J government provides since the standard “ok to fly” certificate in the US does not have your passport # as one of the required items. Also, my friends in LA confirmed that there are now around 10 or so clinics that offer guaranteed 72 hour or less PCR test turnaround. A friend got it back within 12 hours.

Thank you. I also found a place in San Francisco and Orlando that confirmed that they know the process, can give me a quick test and can sign the form. This may be my first Thanksgiving in the US in 15 years.

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Hope it world out @Reckless - I know a few people who have travelled under all the conditions now in place - Nobody has had a problem. Yes, it takes a little time to get organised and a little additional expenditure, but it is all very doable.

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