Tokyo reports 187 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 638


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 187 new cases of the coronavirus, down 89 from Thursday. The number is the result of 5,591 tests conducted on Sept 8.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 20s (48) and 30s (45).

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 22,631.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 24, one up from Thursday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 638. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (120), Kanagawa (82), Aichi (48), Chiba (31), Saitama (25), Fukuoka (25) and Okinawa (10).

Three deaths due to coronavirus-related illnesses were reported.

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“Numbers low” many will say.

Yes, very low testing also.

I am shocked with news today regarding considering lifting stadium restrictions and allowing up to 20,000 to attend events.

Decision based on what, the daily 3 to 5 thousand tests?

This number, along with lifting restrictions is the wrong message being sent to the common citizen, who does not question what happens around and will start behaving like pre-covid, as he/she will believes these numbers are based on the same number of tests as US and many european countries are doing, concluding that “we beat this virus”.

We’re playing with fire here.

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 187 new cases of the coronavirus, down 89 from Thursday. The number is the result of 5,591 tests conducted on Sept 8.

About a 3% hit rate. Anyone know why the 5,591 tests were conducted?

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Numbers rise, numbers fall...tests are more, tests are is a never ending story.

We are now 9 months in this pandemic, and if after 9 months, people do not understand how Japan is handling the Virus, how Japan is conducting tests, how to do your best personal prevention for yourself and the people around you...then...

....I am sorry to say that...but then you walked around with closed eyes and closed years.

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.tests are more, tests are less...

Yes, that is the question Monty. Why random testing pattern?

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Reckless, you know that Japan tests only people with symptoms.

So I guess that 5591 people showed symptoms and went to hospital.

And from this 5591 people, 187 are positive.

Probably some other, who knows 5000 people, were refused. Maybe...

But why exactly 5591 were tested, I think nobody can answer that.

But you know what?

My friend in my home country is very sick. He has all the typical Corona Symptoms. He went to see a doctor yesterday. And guess what the doctor said?

It is just a cold! No Corona Test necessary.

So, other countries also refused patients, even they show symptoms.

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@Monty. Which country is that?

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My Home Country

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I am curious as to the requirement to get the test in particular because Japan is burdening returning foreigners to get a Covid-19 test in our home countries within 72 hours of departure back to Japan. I inquired in my home state of Florida and the current test has a turnaround from the lab of 3-5 days and of course they are overwhelmed by local demand for it. Also the test results are not signed by a doctor but sent by email. Thus, it seems very burdensome or maybe even impossible to get the test and return to Japan and satisfy the re-entry procedures.

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Well done Japan, you got this. We are all glad to be here and not in our home countries, well most of us are.

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My Home Country

Which country is that? I don’t why this detail is avoided.

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Watch out for requests for bank transfers.

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If you don't have N95 mask you are not protected

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So these are the Tuesday's numbers, right?

But Thursday 176 cases were reported for Tokyo.

Is this the count for Monday's tests?

Getting kind of confused!!

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Sorry, not 1176, but 276!

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Not just here but in every country in the world what is the point of all these articles regarding the number of Coronavirus cases????????? It is not like these kind of articles are going to change our lives. All this unnecessary hysteria, negative energy hostility is not constructive. Many are forgetting that the best way to fight a virus is through a healthy lifestyle namely good nutrition from A to Z, exercise, being human about these situations, positive energy, etc.

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It's Japan, don't you recognize it ? ;)

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Most other reasonably well-to-do countries test everyone, with the understanding that some people who feel fine are carrying the virus. If Japan expands testing to include everyone, however, that would give an accurate picture of the infection rate, but this is not what is wanted. With the Olympics ahead, the desired result, a low infection rate, will only happen with a low level of testing. In the USA, we have a high rate and a lot of people who are stupid about masks, but the rate is fairly accurate. We know what we have to deal with. Japan has no clue, and does not want a clue.

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