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Tokyo reports 100 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 423

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 100 new cases of the coronavirus, down 48 from Sunday.

The number is the result from 2,997 tests conducted on Aug 28. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 20,817.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 36, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of new cases reported was 423. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most number of infections were Osaka (53), Kanagawa (50), Aichi (42), Saitama (25) and Okinawa (21).

Eleven deaths related to the coronavirus were reported.

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100/2997=3.336%. Can we take off our masks yet?

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Well I guess with most people in Tokyo wearing masks this is having an impact.

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100/2997=3.336%. Can we take off our masks yet?

Check the dates, the numbers are for different days.

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Monday reported 100 new cases of the coronavirus, down 48 from Sunday. 

The number is the result from 2,997 tests conducted on Aug 28. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 20,817.

so around 1 out 30 people is testing positive.

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If it is only 1 case, 100 cases or 100.000 cases. It makes zero different for me.

My life has to go on.

I am doing my best personal prevention: Wear mask almost all day, wash regular hands, use sanitizers and keep social distance where it is possible.

And currently, I avoid going to Girls Bars. (Hoping for a vaccine coming soon to resume)

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Editor: Thanks for listening to the requests of the readers and reporting the number of tests. It is easier to just get the data here and also gives meaning to the numbers.

I saw that they were testing greater than 5,000 before last Friday which makes the amount of tests sufficient to obtain statistically meaningful values.

Although Friday's test numbers are less than 3,000 it may be due to less people feeling the need to get tested.

The numbers see to be encouraging but I hope people still maintain some level of vigilance so they can be driven down further.

I guess the true test will come in a few months.

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Monty its good that you wash your hands because many of us see Japanese men not washing after the toilet. I wonder what Japanese think about their own not washing their hands after using the toilet.

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@aly

so around 1 out 30 people is testing positive.

It is 1 in 30 who have cold-like symptoms, not 1 in any 30.

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According to worldometer, Japan has a 2% death rate in closed cases. If we assume that there are 10x as many people who have the coronavirus but are asymptomatic and haven't been tested, the actual death rate would be about 0.2%.

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Number of daily tests comparing with result are alarming.

In European news many media report as follows (see the daily numbers which are real, though this is an example of reporting):

Today tests: 30,000 (country with 35,000,000 people)

New Cases: 600

Hospitalized 8

ICU 3

Died: 1

Total in the country so far: 50,000 (just example)

Died: 2000

Recovered: 48,000

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Another country reports weekly. (20,000,000 residents) Again these are just example, not real report

Week between Aug 17-22.08 - 4000 infected. This is 40 more than last week.

Tested 150,000, which is less then last week (145,000)

Age: 15-25 (30 people) 25-35 (10) etc

Hospital: 10 This is less than last week

ICU: 4

Died: 2

Clusters: 258 in the country so far

The figures above may not be real due to weekend and not delivered test results yet.

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The above are only examples. However, tests numbers are real.

Also they give more details such as how old were those people who died and which region they lived in.

The country with weekly report run TVCM to advertise toll free number for everyone to call if someone have just a minor symptoms. Currently the apointment can be also made online or through COVID app.

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As boring as it is, on trains and in buildings when people are around, gotta keep those masks on for the time being.

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Number of daily tests comparing with result are alarming.

It is not alarming at all.

However what is alarming is why people after 8 months still don't understand how c19 test screening in Japan works. Perhaps for this the English Language media is to blame. Obviously many people here don't know,

Long story short, to be tested in Japan for free you must satisfy certain criteria. Either symptoms or a link to a positive person.

Of course you can pay 30.000 and do it anyway.

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The lack of testing here is alarming, and because of the lack of testing 2 small businesses have shut down in my local area in the past month due to the staff getting COVID.

I believe there is one way people might be able to get the COVID test and is donate blood at the Red Cross set up stands. I have not been able to do this at the moment, however, I have plans to do so in the very near future to test out my theory. I believe this is one solid way to get the test without a hassle and do some good in the process.

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@aly

so around 1 out 30 people is testing positive.

It is 1 in 30 who have cold-like symptoms, not 1 in any 30.

JaneM2 that's a very good point.

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