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Tokyo reports 116 new coronavirus cases; Osaka has 123

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday reported 116 new cases of the coronavirus, down 99 from Saturday. The number is the result of 4,876 tests conducted on Oct 29.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 31,212.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 34, up one from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 614. For the first time in many months, Osaka has more cases than Tokyo, reporting 123. Hokkaido had 69, Kanagawa 66, Aichi 48 and Saitama 33.

Four coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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I wonder what would the numbers be if someone bothered to make a study with a significant sample population.

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I think it is sufficiently significant, therefore you don’t need to doubt it so much. There are also online calculators for that. An example for the size of Tokyo would be near the following: required sample size 4268 This means 4268 or more measurements/surveys are needed to have a confidence level of 95% that the real value is within ±1.5% of the measured/surveyed value. Do you sometimes watch those news surveys on TV, about preference of political parties? They usually ask only about 1500 to 3000 people and it is still a significant sample size, by the way for whole Japanese voters, not only Tokyo.

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4268 or more measurements/surveys are needed to have a confidence level of 95% that the real value

The key word missing here is "random", before the deniers come in and say "look there were 4876 tests done today, it's enough." If they picked random people off the street in all parts of Tokyo, then yes, you are correct. Sadly, that's not the case.

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How many flu cases? Last year the news was only about how many influenza cases they had each day. It seems that C-19 decimated influenza. What a feat.

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For the first time, Osaka has more cases than Tokyo, reporting 123

First time since when? I can clearly remember Osaka for a while regularly having more cases than Tokyo.

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These daily articles remind me of the announcements at stores constantly reminding you to be afraid of a virus. Give it a rest already.

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Youths these days don't care...

And certain Clubs in Ginza do not check that they have underage attendees...

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I am surprised they did not write up on how it showed on the Japan Tracker the other day 10 people died from COVID and or how on a daily basis there are 1 to 2 cases minimum people dying. Yes, it is low compared to other countries, however, how many other deaths from COVID are there that are not getting reported. 1800 plus suicides in September was reported by Japan today.

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Tokyo.....116, Osaka....123.

USA 100,000.

Masks work!

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questions.

how many deaths?how many procent from all of covid cases?

why inform just about cases,most of them are light or not serious ones?

how long will it take to inform us properly?

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Here’s an interesting one supporting how poorly the numbers from Tokyo present the actual situation wrt/infection.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.21.20198796v1.full.pdf

in this case the sample size is relatively small, but says at least ~47% of Tokyo workers had the bug at some point late-May to late-August.

Basically, Tokyo has been infected, and probably near “herd immunity”.

Ignorance is bliss I guess.

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