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Tokyo reports 139 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 482


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Tuesday reported 139 new cases of the coronavirus, up 61 from Monday. The number is the result of 2,569 tests conducted on Oct 17.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 29,185.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 24, unchanged from Monday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 482. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (65), Kanagawa (47), Chiba (40), Saitama (33), Hokkaido (31), Okinawa (21) and Hyogo (15).

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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139 new cases of the coronavirus, up 61 from Monday. The number is the result of 2,569 tests conducted on Oct 17.

1 out of 18 or 19 people.

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that were tested, I mean. Pardon me.

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That is around the same amount of tests as yesterday with double the positive results. It’s difficult to have any confidence in these results when they differ so greatly from day to day.

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Meaningful number is in the final sentence.  The ongoing focus on the cases number is what is leading to all of the wrong decisions being made.

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I think Mr. Suga is handling the situation well,

How? Give some specifics? Down here in Okinawa we continue to have the worst numbers, per 100,000 people than anywhere else in Japan.

Suga can kissamyrear!

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Low test rate is likely due to the fact its sooooooooooo hard to get a test. So Mr Suga isr reaaaly handling the situation so well even myself is thinking about going to las vegas for my thanks giving!

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JAPAN and India should put in place a permanent infra for development of new vaccines whenever any new virus is released by any notorious country in the world to gain supremacy over others as we have seen in case of Covid -19 pandemic.

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Expectations are that it will spike in winter when people are in confined spaces. I hope Jp is not jumping teh gun (again).

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Flu season

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Does anyone here know if the test count includes those done at airports? If so, surely the numbers would be much higher? (genuine question)

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Using NHK and Tokyo website, I will say no.


On NHK, there is a special space for the airport quarantine, with 7 cases.


On the detailed map for Tokyo, there is no space for airport :


These 2 sites agree with the 139 number.

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The number of active cases is falling gradually. There are 4 prefectures with no active cases at all, and another 14 prefectures with less than 10 active cases. Things are going well and it goes without saying that Japan has done an excellent job of containing the virus.

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Based on those numbers in Metro Tokyo, the ratio continues to climb and is at 5.41% testing positive of those being tested. Just imagine what the real numbers would be if they tested more especially when they find clusters.

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The number of active cases is falling gradually.

Actually, nationally, it seems to have stabilized for the last month at around 5200;


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All the speculation above but fact remains number of seriously affected static at 24.  That is what matters.  not number of infected or number of tests or ratio of infected to tests or whatever.

Mass hysteria is not a recipe for sensible policy making.

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