Tokyo reports 116 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 449


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 116 new cases of the coronavirus, down 65 from Saturday.  The number is the result of 5,024 tests conducted on Sept 3.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 21,772

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 27, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 449. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (79), Osaka (67), Fukuoka (35), Aichi (27), Chiba (23) and Saitama (21).

Five deaths due to coronavirus-related illnesses were reported.

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Numbers going the right way. Japan's approach has been the right one, living with the virus but taking precautionary measures to limit the spread.

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Week over week comparisons are a lot more useful than day over day as week over week more accurately accounts for variances one testing that occur over the week(with weekend testing being less frequent)

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5030 tests for 19 million people.

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Just for everyone's info, this week I received a letter in the mail from my local ward saying they can offer 見舞金 aka sympathy money of 100.000 yen to those who were recently diagnosed with corona (I was one of them but I recovered). I didn't read or hear about this in the media, so I was pretty surprised when I got that letter.

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It’s great that you recovered and I hope you can get that money.

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Good news Japan, if we listened to most of JT posters we would be in a worse place now and i am sure they would be happy about that.

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The numbers are going down . . . next goal, the rest of the world.

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People who complains over the less number of tests leads to less number of cases, where the hell those dead bodies go? If japaese are not doing the right thing, we should see stockpiled dead bodies all over the place.

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Perhaps they stopped testing in Ikebukuro and Shinjuku night bars

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I think likely the issue here is they are reducing the number of test that are being conducted to lower the confirmed case per day in the name of Tokyo Olympics while trying to convince sheeps(s omeone who mindlessly follows and emulates anything and everything in the name of fame/recognition) the condition is all good here. Everyone is entitled to their opionions but give it some thoughts what the real reality is here

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