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Tokyo reports 182 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 704

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 182 new cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 87 from Monday.

Of the total, 82, or 45%, are in their 20s and 30s, while 58 are in their 40s and 50s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 19,610.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms requiring hospitalization is currently 34, four down from Monday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 704. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (119), Kanagawa (57), Fukuoka (53), Aichi (43), Chiba (33), Okinawa (32), Saitama (29) and Hyogo (23).

Eight deaths were reported Tuesday.

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Active cases fell by nearly 400 across Japan yesterday. Clear signs things are improving.

-7 ( +13 / -20 )

I am in Tokyo today and it seems everyone is wearing masks which is a good sign.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

Hope the trend continues. Yesterday's was a Monday fluke, but seeing the number on a weekday back under 200 is a good sign.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

 I am in Tokyo today and it seems everyone is wearing masks which is a good sign.

Yes I saw that too.

-20 ( +5 / -25 )

Just 2 days ago two foreign guys were standing behind me, very close on the escalator without a mask.

The escalator was empty, because I always wait till the crowd is gone already, so I couldn't understand why they came and stand so close to me.

Before I walked further down the escalator I told them to wear masks please, because Japan and the rest of the world have a Virus to handle, but they answered they don't want to wear mask because it is too hot.

I guess they are in their mid 20s.

-16 ( +12 / -28 )

RecklessToday 04:17 pm JST

I am in Tokyo today and it seems everyone is wearing masks which is a good sign.

You haven't met me yet as I do now wear any a mask. Wearing a mask when walking outside makes no sense.

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@Reckless

Thank you!

Me too!

Therefore Japan has not the bad Corona Virus Situation like other countries, because most of the people here are doing their best personal prevention.

And wearing a mask belongs to that.

Except these 2 young guys I just met 2 days ago...

-24 ( +5 / -29 )

I am not wearing a mask unless I am riding train or indoors, I'm sorry!

Its just too hot.

I don't get it how the majority of Japanese still do it while even cycling...

15 ( +22 / -7 )

@Monty, if you were inside a station or a train, masks are an obvious requirement to even be there, if you ask me. That being said, let's use common sense. I take off my mask when I'm biking to and back from work. I'm trying not to collapse from heat exhaustion.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

I wear a mask to avoid the burning stares. I also think it may help. My Abenomask has held strong for 4 months!

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

I am in Tokyo today and it seems everyone is wearing masks which is a good sign

I have the same feeling. Very different from a week ago.

Another six months and we are done.

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 182 new cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 87 from Monday. 

Please, number of Pcr tests, yesterday it was written it was given, today not.

The website is not even updated, with so little test done why is it so difficult

to provide real time data. Unbelievable, we are in 2020 not the 70's.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

The number will go back up soon. All the city people came to the countryside and spread their germs here. So the numbers will be balanced throughout Japan for the next week. We in the countryside respect ourselves and others so we choose not to travel for there is a pandemic!

All of the infections in our area are a result of a Kanto or Kansai idiot coming here. Please stay away!

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

JForce

All the city people came to the countryside and spread their germs here

Do people in the countryside not visit the city ?

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“I am in Tokyo today and it seems everyone is wearing masks which is a good sign.”

Not particularly. They only do it to not be the odd one out, not because of any faith in their face-nappy.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

“Another six months and we are done.”

Doubt it. This scamdemic will be with us until we all have documents proving vaccination.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

I guess the infections will likely continue until herd immunity sets in. The higher the infection rate, the faster herd immunity will be achieved...

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

A vaccine is supposed to achieve that. I’m not anti-vaccine but I don’t want the first thing off to shelf. Not until I’ve seen years of testing. Sadly that’s what Australia is trying to force.

Meanwhile we have to live with the virus

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So, yesterday’s celebrations of 94 cases were premature.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

The cases are also shooting up in Europe. The infection rate in Spain and France is close to the peak rates from a few months ago, but the deaths are very low. I suspect the higher vitamin D levels during the summer plays an important role in these low death rates.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

not because of any faith in their face-nappy.

Does it need faith to work?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Oh my goodness. More cases. They are just cases people. Just live life. Forget what they 'media' is intentionally hyping.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

@ Raw Beer

The higher the death rate, the faster herd immunity will be achieved...

Doesn’t sound so reasonable now does it?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

generally clueless

Yes, they weren't wearing masks yet still came very close to him

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

The cases are also shooting up in Europe. The infection rate in Spain and France is close to the peak rates from a few months ago, but the deaths are very low. I suspect the higher vitamin D levels during the summer plays an important role in these low death rates.

I suspect the fact that those who were most likely to die from covid19 were already dead plays an important role in the lower death rates.

That and more knowledge and preparation now about the virus and how to treat the disease.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

In other words there are (far?)less elderly people and people with underlying conditions now than before plus healthcare system is better at keeping them alive

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sorry but I don’t believe in the number that this government is disclosing to us,the same one that wanted to keep the Olympics no matter what until external pressure and the same one that discriminated long term residents to return to their families until again external pressure was made on them.

Plus their very low tests on the population.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

The only problem I have these days is which vaccine or vaccines I should do. I am thinking do the Pfizer one and two and then a month or two later the Astra Zeneca shots for good measure. @virusrex what is your plan any recommendations ?

Anyone anything on the Sputnik V ?

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

This article reports the age group of infected but not the age groups of death. What's the deal with that?

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@Christopher Glen

Doubt it. This scamdemic will be with us until we all have documents proving vaccination.

110% agree with you.

I wrote in one of the posts, that they will not miss this opportunity.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The only problem I have these days is which vaccine or vaccines I should do.

You should avoid them all.

Vaccines are less effective (at most 50%) and more dangerous than catching the actual virus.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

This article reports the age group of infected but not the age groups of death. What's the deal with that?

If the news was intended to sow concern in certain age groups of infected, showing the age groups of the dead will most probably defeat the purpose.

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The only problem I have these days is which vaccine or vaccines I should do.

You should avoid them all.

Dangerous misinformation.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

You guys take the vaccines first and post results. The sickest I ever got in my life was after getting a flu shot a few years back.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

You guys take the vaccines first and post results. The sickest I ever got in my life was after getting a flu shot a few years back.

Hahaha yeah!

If/when the vaccines reach us it would mean it hurdled the last phase of clinical trials (on people) and have proven safety and effectiveness.

But nothing wrong with additional caution especially if you already got sick from other vaccines.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

@Monty

You cannot expect social distancing in Tokyo unless you travel by private car.

If you feel someone is too close to you then all you need to do is walk away from them.

Simple, no?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

236 new cases reported just now.

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