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Tokyo reports 191 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 442

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 191 new cases of the coronavirus, up 111 from Monday. The number is the result of 2,680 tests conducted on Sept 12.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 20s (43) and 30s (38).

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 23,274.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 23, unchanged from Monday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 442. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (52), Chiba (30), Hyogo (24), Aichi (21), Saitama (19), Miyagi (18) and Kyoto (13).

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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So does any other area of Japan do reports like this? Or only Tokyo?

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The yo-yo-ing of cases continues. I wonder when people will realize that the tests are merely testing for exosomes. These are naturally produced by the body as part of a protection mechanism against any virus. They are not, in any way, an indication of a disease called 'Covid' (Which I personally believe does not even exist). This is why we get so many 'asymptomatic' cases. They don't exhibit any symptoms of sickness, because they're not sick. This also explains why people who do have some symptoms often have a concurrent illness. Furthermore it explains why so many of these 'Covid' fatalities usually have a comorbidity.

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The severe symptoms number is the only useful one in this.  Reporting on cases is useless and just fuels misunderstanding and panic.

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I wonder when people will realize that the tests are merely testing for exosomes.

That is mistaken, the test detects viral nucleic acids, they can be found in excreted virus, infected cells, inactivated virions or exosomes it makes no difference. Taking in account that the test requires the presence of 2 or 3 regions of the viral genome to be positive, and that exosomes only contain small fractions of RNA it is easy to understand why they are in comparison a terribly bad source for viral sequences for detection.

These are naturally produced by the body as part of a protection mechanism against any virus

This is also a mistake, exosomes are produced by the body as part of the normal functions of the cells. In some cases they can serve as accessory protection, but they are also frequently hijacked by the viruses to spread the infection.

They are not, in any way, an indication of a disease called 'Covid' (Which I personally believe does not even exist). 

You are simply confused between the terms "infection" and "disease", they are not the same. And if every single professional association that has to do with health coincides that the COVID-19 disease is real they are definitely much more trustworthy.

This is why we get so many 'asymptomatic' cases. They don't exhibit any symptoms of sickness, because they're not sick. 

That has absolutely nothing to do with exosomes. The tests detect infection because that is their purpose, not to detect disease or complications. Infected people can spread the virus even without having symptoms themselves so it is important to identify and isolate them. Even if they do not have symptoms (yet). To detect clinical symptoms you need a clinical examination.

This also explains why people who do have some symptoms often have a concurrent illness. Furthermore it explains why so many of these 'Covid' fatalities usually have a comorbidity.

No it does not, many other infectious diseases are the same, producing more serious complications in people that are not healthy, exacerbating acutely chronic conditions. There is no mystery there, in that sense this virus is the same as many others.

Tests are done to detect infections, which lets us evaluate how the diseases is being controlled or not, and isolate the cases that have been detected. Having symptoms or not is irrelevant for this purpose.

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@Melanie Sykes I would suggest to start questioning the “alternative information” you find online.

False news circulate 5 times faster than real/confirmed facts based news.

Internet is an amazing tool indeed, however it is alarming the amount of “alternative news” and how elaborate these are these days, almost impossible to differ from the truth.

My honest suggestion would be to take this virus seriously and not underestimate how dangerous it is, to protect yourself and the ones around you.

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So does any other area of Japan do reports like this? Or only Tokyo?

Yes, why only Tokyo?

This is Japan Today, not Tokyo Today.

Let's hear what's happening in other parts of the country.

This is why we get so many 'asymptomatic' cases. They don't exhibit any symptoms of sickness, because they're not sick.

Do you understand the difference between sick and infected?

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A useful link for covid-reporters of JT. No pun intended.

https://covid19japan.com/

hopefully than can include others prefectures/cities too.

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Wow only 2 deaths today, hopefully become zero soon

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This proves Tokyo is the biggest problem for Japan on the covid-19 front.

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This proves Tokyo is the biggest problem for Japan on the covid-19 front.

The biggest cities are the biggest problem everywhere. How surprising !

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What happens when the Go To campaign spreads from Tokyo?

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This pro30ves Tokyo is the biggest problem for Japan on the covid-19 front.

Tokyo is testing more than the others thus the higher numbers.

Lets compare the number for the prefectures mentioned here, number of test in brackets

Japan 442 (17435) * Osaka came in late and probably not included

Tokyo 191 (2680 )

Osaka 89 (1535) 6 fatalities

Kanagawa 52 (944)

Chiba 30 (535)

Hyogo 24 (335)

Aichi 21 (351)

Saitama 19 (105)

Miyagi 18 (105)

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The day-to-day numbers will always yo-yo. It's akin to watching the stock markets minute-by-minute. In the very least, the numbers should be compared week-on-week, as sales figures are compared month-on-month or year-on-year.

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Corona virus is going to be just another influenza after people got vaccine. No big worry.

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Corona virus is going to be just another influenza after people got vaccine. No big worry.

Until we get a vaccine it’s a big worry.

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Last week:

"The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 170 new cases of the coronavirus, up 93 from Monday. The number is the result of 3,098 tests conducted on Sept 5"

The point being that the Tuesday numbers regularly eclipse the Monday numbers.

As a result of people's heightened hygiene awareness,

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006797881

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Corona virus is going to be just another influenza after people got vaccine. No big worry.

Until we get a vaccine it’s a big worry.

... if you are unhealthy.

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Sunday's results? Now that's quite something! Let's wait for the Monday and Tuesday counts.

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 191 new cases of the coronavirus, up 111 from Monday. The number is the result of 2,680 tests conducted on Sept 12.

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 80 new cases of the coronavirus, down 66 from Sunday. The number is the result of 3,234 tests conducted on Sept 11.

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 226 new cases of the coronavirus, up 39 from Friday. The number is the result of 5,301 tests conducted on Sept 9.

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.

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Seems that every day they test less and less...

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