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Tokyo reports 148 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 600

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 148 new cases of the coronavirus, down 99 from Saturday. Of the total, 78 are in their 20s and 30s.

The number is the result from 5,236 tests conducted on Aug 27. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 20,717.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is currently 34, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 600. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Fukuoka (80), Kanagawa (64), Osaka (62), Saitama (42), Chiba (39), Aichi (36), Okinawa (33) and Hyogo (13).

Fourteen deaths related to coronavirus were reported nationwide.


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So that's roughly 1 positive out of every 50 tested for Aug 27th.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Numbers still going down, that's good news.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Got in this bag. If every media journo, politician and person toughened up a bit, we will move back to normalcy sooner.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

The numbers keep getting better. If we'd listened to all the pundits on this site, there would be tens of thousands of new cases a day.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Its 1 out of 35 people that have been tested.

There are approximately 10 000 000 people in Tokyo which means 285,714 are currently infected.

Well congratulations!

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Tokyo seems to be doing so well.

I don't know if it is because of the lack of testing or due to the wearing of masks but we seem to be doing OK.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So that's roughly 1 positive out of every 50 tested for Aug 27th.

So ?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Its 1 out of 35 people that have been tested. There are approximately 10 000 000 people in Tokyo which means 285,714 are currently infected.

How ? These tests aren't random. You can't do that.

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The number ( 148 ) is the result from 5,236 tests conducted on Aug 27. 

So if they had tested twice as many people, 19,472, there would have been around 300 new cases. Goes without saying if they'd tested 15,708 people, there would be around 440 new cases. Why test 5,236 people? How is that number arrived at? That's the number of people with symptoms who went to a hospital? Asymptomatic people are walking around with corona every day.

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Serrano... 5,236 is the number of people turning up at clinics with symptoms . Its not random testing. Only those with symptoms are getting tested. One thing learned from the cruise ship in Yokohama was that those with the virus but are asymptomatic are much less likely to pass it on. The Japanese are generally doing a very good job of managing the virus while maintaining normal life. Something that for reasons unknown many posters on here can’t accept.

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So if they had tested twice as many people, 19,472, there would have been around 300 new cases. Goes without saying if they'd tested 15,708 people, there would be around 440 new cases. Why test 5,236 people? How is that number arrived at? That's the number of people with symptoms who went to a hospital? Asymptomatic people are walking around with corona every day.

Still this ignorant reply?

Anyone who has been reading this them already knows that test are only done who reported in having SYMPTOMS!

Test are not done randomly in Japan!!

It never have.

So basically test will always show high positive results since the people who are tested are ones who are relatively possible to be positive.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Japan needs to open random testing sites like S. Korea, Australia and many other developed worlds so we can can get a grip on the reality of the situation here.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Deaths are still low, so we should normalize everything....

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

How many of them were at the GYM and how many of there were at Disneyland and how many of there were at school and how many of them were at a restaurant and got exposed? Testing randomly? Or testing those who are on the grasping for air or have minor symptoms and under what basis were they permitted to get a test? Not enough info here. Seems to me they are just trying to lower the numbers for the olympics as thats all the focus is about.

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Oh my goodness the world is melting.

Nah, just a few more cases. That's all.

Live life people. Live life. Ignore the intentional manufactured hype.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Where are the apocalyptic numbers of critically ill patients some people were predicting (hoping for?) a month ago?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Some people are dying to have more testing.And unless the numbers were as bad as Europe or the U.S. they'd still not be happy.Be grateful you are in a country that's handling ok,and stop the doom and gloom.Your negativity doesn't help the situation.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Are all this 148 results coming from the tests performed on the 27th. Or is just an estimate?

Are all of the labs involved giving the result exactly 3 days after receiving the samples?

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And unless the numbers were as bad as Europe or the U.S. they'd still not be happy.

-Lower the tests and the numbers will be low. - its not a smart strategy.

Shall we just stop all the PCR tests and be happy?

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About 1200 people have died in Japan from Covid-19. In America, 180,000 have died. For the love of God, can those rights and freedumbs no-maskers like Corbett Report just put a mask on?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Reporting and reality are two different things.

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Mr Kipling,  "Only those with symptoms are getting tested. One thing learned from the cruise ship in Yokohama was that those with the virus but are asymptomatic are much less likely to pass it on."

First off that let me call that statement UNTRUE. Covid-19 is a very highly transmissible disease, which has been stated many times by the American CDC. But many Americans don't listen and that is why there are more than 170,000 dead Americans. If you come in contact with someone who has covid-19 and they are not wearing a mask, you are very likely to get it. You may disagree, but I wouldn't bet my life on your observational statement from one ship. I'll take my stand with SCIENCE.

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Shall we just stop all the PCR tests and be happy?

No,because the unhappiness would still continue. Finding fault is the goal.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

@Kumagaijin

Never! Call us anti-maskers whatever you like. We will never be subject to the oppression of the internet mask police. The Japanese constitution is on our side like it or not there's nothing you can do about it.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Goodluck working with that

0 ( +1 / -1 )

And with japan's intentional under testing you would think that japan is at or nearing herd immunity because we don't know the real numbers.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Nobody knows the real numbers for any country.

And is there any country even remotely close to achieving herd immunity?

Ludicrous to think Japan is near to achieving that when it has relatively far less severe covid19 situation compared to the really worse off which should be the ones nearing herd immunity, if at all.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Not to worry. Someday it's just going to miraculously go away...

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The number of cases will go up and down depending on how much testing they do.

Just follow the death rate and the details surrounding it.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

Japan cases during the August 1st - August 30th time period:

~32,000 New cases in Japan

~250 deaths for the entire country during that time period

Death rate for Aug 1st - Aug 30th: ~0.78% or less than 1%

Then look at AGE, HEALTH, COMORBIDITIES (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer history) to have a better picture of what you are up against.

Those with healthier immune systems are more likely to recover faster or have little to no symptoms. Those who are less healthy may have more complications and will need to have hospital care but with the right support can recover without any issues.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Be grateful you are in a country that's handling ok,and stop the doom and gloom.Your negativity doesn't help the situation.

People are rightfully concerned about the test results when the tests are administered in a particular set of facts that doesn't address the questions, how many people are infected and how fast is the infection spreading?

The criteria for testing has always been an issue, although the government opened up testing to a degree. There are still too many barriers to answering these questions. If the government were serious, they would be using every test they have available. Test those who may be infected, and randomly test using the remaining testing capacity to get some baseline on the population.

The one potential good fact with these issues is the rate of death is somewhat proportional to the positive test results, and possibly lower. Is that the result of good test targeting, or just luck and masks?

Based on what I have seen, I would call it luck and masks.

Is it better to be good or lucky? For the end result (low death rate), it doesn't really matter. However, if we don't know the reasons why, then behavior will not change and the situation could get worse.

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