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Tokyo reports 162 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 480

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 162 new cases of the coronavirus, down 56 from Saturday. The number is the result of 4,367 tests conducted on Sept 17.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 40s (40), 20s (37) and those in their 30s (32).

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 24,208.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 27, two up from Saturday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 480. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (60), Osaka (59), Chiba (35), Aichi (33), Gunma (19), Kyoto (18), Saitama (16), Hokkaido (16) and Okinawa (15).

Four coronavirus-related deaths were reported nationwide.

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Would be nice to see Tokyo infections drop into double figures, but in any case, active COVID cases in Japan have continued to fall, and there are 3 prefectures with 0 active cases. Hopefully we can see numbers start to drop further.

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In Hibiya Park in Tokyo today and there were very few people for a Sunday. Social distancing and masks are working!

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We need real figures.

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Must be the explosion after Obon, eh?

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Everyone and their dog is on the road right now so the numbers will be well up next week!

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Henna, you are spot on. To get a test over here is nearly impossible even if doctors feel one is necessary it does not mean a person will receive it at the testing site and no explanation given.

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If it's nearly impossible to get a test then number of tests should be nearly zero

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Ashley, please stop spreading false information. One of my colleagues and a friend of mine got tested Last week only because there was a possibility for each of them to have been in contact with an infected person. No hustle. They got tested, even without symptoms, and got their results the next day.

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Really Jane, I am not spreading false rumors, a Japanese doctor I know who has referred patients of his for testing some receive them and others not they provide him with no explanations and I have read other comments from foreigners who are married to doctors with the same story. With that said, it is great your friend was able to get tested right away that is the way it should be and many prayers for a good outcome.

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Kagoshima now with zero active cases, joining Ehime, Iwate and Shimane. Active cases still falling across the country, although at a slower pace. Things heading in the right direction despite what the doom and gloom merchants on JT might say.

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Headline on today's CBC:

Ontario reported 365 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with the province having processed 40,127 tests on Saturday, a new record for a single day.

Literally everything Tokyo cannot do. Japan needs quantity of tests to determine just what their exposure really is, and that can only happen if you do enough tests. This milestone was reached on a weekend, also something that cannot be done, and it only took a day.

It didn't happen overnight, it took work, it took making mistakes, but learning from that and improving the result gives us an understanding today that we can look with confidence.

Japan in general and Tokyo specifically is totally capable of doing this too, if it wants to.

If Tokyo really wants the Olympics back, it'll have to

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Really Jane, I am not spreading false rumors, a Japanese doctor I know who has referred patients of his for testing some receive them and others not they provide him with no explanations

You said it is nearly impossible to get a test so you are clearly spreading false information.

And you even directly contradicted yourself by indicating you can get a test anytime if you're willing to pay for it.

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Japan in general and Tokyo specifically is totally capable of doing this too, if it wants to.

If Tokyo really wants the Olympics back, it'll have to

Japan doesn't have to and obviously it doesn't want to.

In fact, as I understand it, mass testing actually runs counter to the mitigation strategy that is still working well until now.

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In any case, if you really want to determine the extent of exposure of a place or country, what you should do is do randomized testing or test the whole population.

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In fact, as I understand it, mass testing actually runs counter to the mitigation strategy that is still working well until now.

Yet outgoing PM Abe pledged testing would be ramped up to 200,000 tests a day if it is working why did he pledge the massive increase?

Hope being in denial and feeling good that it is working won't come to bite.

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Yet outgoing PM Abe pledged testing would be ramped up to 200,000 tests a day if it is working why did he pledge the massive increase?

Hope being in denial and feeling good that it is working won't come to bite.

Lol you're actually saying up to now it isn't working?

You're not just in denial, you're actually deluded =)

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