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Tokyo reports 132 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 427

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday reported 132 new cases of the coronavirus, down 103 from Saturday. The number is the result of 4,827 tests conducted on Oct 15.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 28,971.

By the age group, the highest number of infected cases were people in their 30s (28), followed by 25 in their 20s.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 24, up one from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 427.

Three coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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Limited testing means limited positive results. This is all about making sure the Olympics go ahead.

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I'm just curious how do you all know the numbers aren't correct ? apart from social media gossip?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Why they will not test people when they have symptoms is beyond me.

They don't want the real numbers Mark. Simple.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Thanks to the failure in testing, there is a huge cluster in Hirosaki, Aomori. A female working at a snack bar felt ill, had a sore throat and a fever asked to be tested, but they brainiacs at the health office deemed her not at risk since she hadn't traveled to a so-called hot spot. She returned to work, and started infecting her co-workers and customers. One turned out be a doctor, who has since infected his patients. They are up to 71 infected, and some still waiting to be tested. Why they will not test people when they have symptoms is beyond me.

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Form the WHO website: COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. Not a killer virus but we have been the media has been fear mongering us like we are in concentration camps to the point we automatically think that covid = impeding doom and death.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

Excellent job of not testing much and downplaying the importance of testing,

3 ( +11 / -8 )

Does the cumulative 28,971 include those from the Diamond princess?

I miss so much the times in which the reporting was truly accurate...

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

The usual low numbers on the weekend. I do hope that the numbers do not pick up in the colder months but at least infections have stabilized without increasing. Would like to see them come down, but all in all, Japan has done an excellent job of tackling the virus.

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