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Tokyo reports 171 new coronavirus cases

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday reported 171 new cases of the coronavirus, up 13 from Tuesday. The number is the result of 971 tests conducted on Oct 25.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 30,456.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 30, down three from Tuesday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 715. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (117), Kanagawa (64), Hokkaido (52), Aichi (51), Saitama (44), Chiba (40), Hyogo (29) and Okinawa (29).

Four coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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Lock it down! 

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

171 out of 971? I really hope there's a typo there, cause a 17.6% positivity rate is terrifying.

9 ( +18 / -9 )

Almost 18 % ..... but didn't "they say it will disappear?

Didn't the deniers claim it was nothing but the flue?

Winter will show!

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Seriously, those numbers are absurd. What is going on here? We have no idea.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

Some European countries have 20,000-50,000 per day! Half the population.

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

Some European countries have 20,000-50,000 per day! Half the population.

Guaranteed it's not out of 971 tests.... Maybe 97,000.

0 ( +11 / -11 )

Lock it down! 

Rock it up!

Maybe you need to have every single symptom in spades just to get the test. My honest question is if I test positive for the antibodies, meaning I survived the infection, shouldn't I be able to travel freely?

6 ( +11 / -5 )

A new report shows anti bodies deteriorate after three months so you could catch it again.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

A new report shows anti bodies deteriorate after three months so you could catch it again.

Possibly, but there's also evidence of conferred immunity resulting previous coronaviruses that people have fought knowingly or otherwise.

But the most important numbers are hospitalised people and deaths, not just cases. These are very low, and that is a good thing.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Zichi is right, (but that news is at least a couple of months old).

It's why (not to mention the after effects of a Covid infection) we can't take Covid lightly.

Why this testing program in Japan is sheer stubborn stupidity, and why The Government quest for 'Herd immunity' will not succeed.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

Why this testing program in Japan is sheer stubborn stupidity, and why The Government quest for 'Herd immunity' will not succeed.

How can you be so sure?

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

After all this time, so many people still don't get it.

High positive rates are expected because those who are tested are ones with high probability of being infected.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

High positive rates are expected because those who are tested are ones with high probability of being infected.

I think you are missing the point. It's not that the positive rate is high today. It's that one day it's 17%, the next day it's 2%. That's impossible what we know of the virus and the numbers posted by other countries, so the numbers in Japan cannot be believed, and the real situation is unknowable.

Now if the positive rate stayed at 17% for a while but then it started going down, that would be fantastic news, and would show whatever is being done is working.

We simply don't have this in Japan.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Agreed these are abysmal numbers for Japan, 1000 a day was a catastrophe for the country so even a few hundred is unacceptable, this country is better than that. Europe and the US seeing a million every few days is expected however, the quality of their populace ensures they are going to suffer big time against Corona, they were never going to do well

1 ( +7 / -6 )

A new report shows anti bodies deteriorate after three months so you could catch it again.

Yes, that is very typical. No need to keep on churning out antibodies after the infection is long gone. But memory lymphocytes generally remain for a long time, perhaps a lifetime. These memory cells offer protection buy quickly restarting antibody production when the virus is encountered again.

That is the case for those who recovered from the 1st SARS CoV (17 years ago); they still have the memory lymphocytes, which actually also react to SARSCoV2.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Tokyo with severe symptoms is 30, down three from Tuesday

My condolences to their family and friends.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

My honest question is if I test positive for the antibodies, meaning I survived the infection, shouldn't I be able to travel freely?

You should be able to travel freely everywhere even if you don't have antibodies .

Locking the borders doesn't make much sense to me.

Tourism or not we still wear masks we still maintain distance.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

NHK says ‘foreign residents communities could become super-spreader clusters.”

wow, just wow.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

NHK says ‘foreign residents communities could become super-spreader clusters.

That's sick beyond believe.

If that's true, that's a criminal offense.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday reported 171 new cases of the coronavirus, up 13 from Tuesday. The number is the result of 971 tests conducted on Oct 25.

The 7th mystery of the world.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

NHK is pinning it on a government panel but did post that on their website. Pretty shocking

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 934.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 951.

Day-over-day change: +13 persons

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized. It should also be remembered that data on severe symptoms are already reflected in the Japan Today article. And there is no need to mention them again in the comments.

At the moment there is no significant variation in the total number of people hospitalized. The data reflect a stable situation, in Tokyo Prefecture.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

NHK reports expert panel:

’It's also calling for health notices and tests in provincial entertainment districts and foreign residents' communities, which have seen clusters and could become super-spreader sites.’

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20201028_26/

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Note that the narrator in the NHK story translates this as ‘expat communities’. No idea what evidence the panel has that clusters are appearing in this community!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

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