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Tokyo reports 195 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 472

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 195 new cases of the coronavirus, up 136 from Wednesday. The number is the result of 1,952 tests conducted on Sept 21.

The age group with the most cases were people in their 20s (53), followed by 38 in their 30s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 24,648.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 28, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said.

As of 6:30 p.m., the number of reported cases nationwide was 472. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (66), Kanagawa (58), Aichi (34), Chiba (26) and Saitama (21).

Nine coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 195 new cases of the coronavirus, up 136 from Wednesday. The number is the result of 1,952 tests conducted on Sept 21.

So 1 out of every 10 people tested

15 ( +18 / -3 )

So 1 out of every 10 people tested

As bad as 10% positive rate is with the shameful amounts of tests, it's still better than yesterday. What was it, 15%?

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The government claims positivity rate is irrelevant because those being tested are already displaying the majority of symptoms of covid

Where do they say this? They really admit they won't test you until you are displaying the majority of symptoms? The last I heard was they wanted to increase the # of tests to 200,000 per day.

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No, in contrary, it’s heavily underestimated, especially at times when the indicating parameters are still or again luckily low. That is all definitely no funny Disneyland roller coaster, a minimum you all should believe me too.

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Not even 2.000 tests conducted, but close to 200 confirmed cases. That's 10 percent! It's not going anywhere!

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As bad as 10% positive rate is with the shameful amounts of tests, it's still better than yesterday. What was it, 15%?

Good point.

Positive thinking, I guess...

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As bad as 10% positive rate is with the shameful amounts of tests, it's still better than yesterday. What was it, 15%?

The government claims positivity rate is irrelevant because those being tested are already displaying the majority of symptoms of covid - the test is merely confirming they have it.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Cases, cases, cases. So? And? What about it?

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This research pre-print (unreviewed) shows almost 50% of Tokyo could have had covid... that's a ridiculous number but if accurate the death rate is absolutely microscopic

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.21.20198796v1

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I suggest that you only follow the number of people hospitalized on a daily basis. In this case. The data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. To have an approximate x-ray, of the incidence of the coronavirus.

Total number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1258

Total number of hospitalized people reported today: 1170.

Difference between yesterday and today: -88

Today there are 88 fewer people admitted to hospitals. Compared to yesterday. This means that the incidence of coronavirus in Tokyo. Is in clear decline. 

This is very good news. Whichever way you look at it. Always taking the precaution. Naturally.

Data link of daily incidence of coronavirus. Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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

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They only test people with symptoms, as has been said here many times over.

According to the stopcovid19 statistics page, 116 of those confirmed cases have a known route of infection, while 79 have a unknown route of infection. While it is reasonable to assume that those with an unknown route of infection presented with symptoms, those tested via contact tracing may or may not be symptomatic. Unfortunately, there isn't data regarding the proportion of total individuals tested which are identified via contact tracing as opposed to presenting with symptoms.

Furthermore, while there were a reported 1952 tests conducted for September 21st in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, the number of individuals tested was 1,759, according to the stopcovid19 statistics page. This would indicate that approximately 200 tests were retests of individuals (presumably pending discharge).

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

Disclaimer: I am not expressing an opinion as to the quality of the covid-19 response in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, only clarifying data according to my reading.

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This research pre-print (unreviewed) shows almost 50% of Tokyo could have had covid... that's a ridiculous number but if accurate the death rate is absolutely microscopic

It is microscopic because the other medical condition is listed as the cause of death and not covid, world wide it is the exact opposite where-in any other medical condition+covid, covid is listed as the cause of death.

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So 1 out of every 10 people tested..

It has to be widespread, otherwise it would have been 1 out of 100 or more, now with 30%+ elderly population it's anybody's guess as to how many were/are/would be infected.

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That doesn't discount the possibility that there's a huge number of symptomatic carriers who are getting tested because they're unaware that they're infected, but it does suggest that the virus is far less dangerous to the vast majority than governments, the COVID vaccination lobby and their cheer squad in the mainstream media are telling us.

Yep, the world wide recovery rate of 96% points to that fact, the virus is only dangerous to those with existing medical conditions, and only when they do not get the right treatment on time.

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It has to be widespread, otherwise it would have been 1 out of 100 or more, now with 30%+ elderly population it's anybody's guess as to how many were/are/would be infected.

That would make sense if they were testing at random. They only test people with symptoms, as has been said here many times over.

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Covid exist as common flu for decades and pcr test been used for that for decades also... So... What are they testing for? For a deadly pandemic? If yes where are the way higher dead numbers compares to previous years? They not exist...

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The usual Thursday bump. Wake me up when there is some news.

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That would make sense if they were testing at random. They only test people with symptoms, as has been said here many times over.

Because some few posters here have repeatedly said it doesn't mean that it is true, if they were, why are most of the positive cases especially the young 20s and 30s are asympthomatic?

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Open the borders!

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They really admit they won't test you until you are displaying the majority of symptoms?

Of course they will , it just won't be free. In my modest opinion a tactics to prevent paranoid people overwhelming hospitals

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nonu6976Today  04:57 pm JST

As bad as 10% positive rate is with the shameful amounts of tests, it's still better than yesterday. What was it, 15%?

The government claims positivity rate is irrelevant because those being tested are already displaying the majority of symptoms of covid - the test is merely confirming they have it.

Agree. 10-15% sounds like a high figure, but this is only people who are suspected of actually having it due to showing symptoms that resemble those of COVID-19. That suggests 85-90% of people who show symptoms of it don't actually have it, not counting the false positives and negatives.

That doesn't discount the possibility that there's a huge number of symptomatic carriers who are getting tested because they're unaware that they're infected, but it does suggest that the virus is far less dangerous to the vast majority than governments, the COVID vaccination lobby and their cheer squad in the mainstream media are telling us.

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That doesn't discount the possibility that there's a huge number of symptomatic carriers who are getting tested because they're unaware that they're infected

Sorry, that should be: "That doesn't discount the possibility that there's a huge number of asymptomatic carriers who are not getting tested because they're unaware that they're infected"

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20-30yr have almost no effect more than common cold. Be careful older people, this virus is no joke.

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So is Japan the epic center of the apocalypse because of its lack of testing?

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Total number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1258

Total number of hospitalized people reported today: 1170.

Difference between yesterday and today: -88

Toro-san, we need to worry about the Olympics, so we will kindly have to ask you to leave the hospital and suffer at home.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

How many fatalities? This hook has long lost its bait

-7 ( +12 / -19 )

As bad as 10% positive rate is with the shameful amounts of tests, it's still better than yesterday. What was it, 15%?

ERM...so positive rate 10% is bad but better then 15% . but why ? Also what is a good positive rate ?

Can't wait to hear the answer

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