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Tokyo reports 144 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 470

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday reported 144 new cases of the coronavirus, down 126 from Saturday. The number is the result of 4,807 tests conducted on Sept 24.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 20s (36), followed by 32 in their 30s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 25,257.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 29, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 470. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (65), Aichi (49), Osaka (48), Saitama (35), Chiba (21) and Okinawa (20).

Three coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Still going in the right direction with active cases now under 6000. Still would like to see lower numbers though. It is proof though that you can contain the virus without having to lock an entire country down.

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https://ncov2019.live/data/asia reports 81,055 cases, 1,540 dead, and 74,151 recovered in Japan

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Only 144?? Nice I hope if this surreal.

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People who has been living in Japan over dosen of years might think that this result is not that bad. But you know what?

As far as I see this situation is getting worse and worse. Even though Australia and New Zealand thoes countries are still trying to eliminate the vrius, but we are just obsessed with going outside, hunging out with friends, etc.

My point is we better to take it more seriously. Next bigger pandemic will definitely happen from next month.

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Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1109.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 1154.

Difference between yesterday and today: +45

COVID patients hospitalized in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 population is: 8,28

1154 ÷ 13929280 x 100000 = 8,28

While it is true that there has been some increase in the number of people hospitalized. It is necessary to consider that right now there are 8 people hospitalized. In a range of 100000 inhabitants. Or what is the same. 100000 - 8 = 99992 people, in the prefecture of Tokyo. 99992 people who are not in any hospital.

Right now there is no risk of hospital collapse. With the current data, the national health system Could support a hypothetical increased cases of coronavirus. There is no need for alarm.

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Wow. More cases. And?

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I'd like to see the breakdown of where those infections were/are within Tokyo over time in order to assess overall risk when visiting / passing through those areas.

Apparently Google is releasing an update for it's Maps Application to show exactly that, though so far I've not seen the update (with the new "Layer") within Japan.

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@mmwkdw

For now the more accurate map available should be this one :

https://coromap.info/

Since the government publish some information about cases, perhaps the same kind could be made for Tokyo.

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Right now there is no risk of hospital collapse. With the current data, the national health system Could support a hypothetical increased cases of coronavirus. There is no need for alarm.

You are great at 2nd grade math, congrats. But as far as your conclusion, what's the hospital capacity with special isolation rooms and infection protocols? It's not like they can just stick COVID patients in any room in any hospital.

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I'd like to see the breakdown of where those infections were/are within Tokyo over time in order to assess overall risk when visiting / passing through those areas.

stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/ has this information under 'Test positives (by area)' in the 'Other Indexes' tab, however the formatting could be more user friendly.

what's the hospital capacity with special isolation rooms and infection protocols?

stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/ states there are currently 2640 beds secured for covid-19 patients in the Metropolitan Tokyo Area, with 150 of those beds being available for ECMO/Ventilator patients (severe symptoms).

https://www.stopcovid19.jp/ specifically monitors hospital capacity nationwide in Japan by prefecture. For Tokyo, it lists occupancy at 37.7%. It uses opendata drawn from individual prefectures and provided by the Ministry for Health, Labor and Welfare, which is not always up to date, so I would treat it more as a good estimate than exact.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/10900000/000676194.pdf

Comparing these two sites does highlight the issue of varying definitions between prefectural governments and the central government. For example, while the Tokyo Metropolitan government states there are 2640 beds for covid-19 patients, according to the MHLW there are 5860 (4000 regular beds and 1860 ICU beds as of 9/23). Similarly, while the Metro government only considered the 28 patients receiving ECMO/ventilator support as serious, the Ministry states there are 119 serious patients (ICU patients) as of 9/23.

In any event, the data seems to support the assertion that as of today, the hospital system is not under immediate threat, in my opinion.

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