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Tokyo reports 203 new coronavirus cases

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus, down 45 from Thursday. The number is the result of 5,499 tests conducted on Oct 6.

By age group, the most number of infections were people in their 20s (60), followed by 43 in their 30s and 28 in their 50s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 27,320.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 21, one down fromThursday, health officials said.

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We are in a trough of about 200 more or less per day. Expect a spike in December.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Keep the testing low thats the way...

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Expect a spike in December.

No need to have a spike in December; cut PCR tests in half and numbers will half graciously.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

I predict 173 cases by tomorrow.

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The PCR Test is Holding the Entire World Hostage. Hundreds of Doctors in Belgium and thousands in Germany TOP Medical Experts are joining Large Class Action Law Suits. The PCR Test was NEVER meant to test for a Specific Infection. The False Positives are inmost Cases Over 90%.

The Deaths this year Per Country are no more than for every years Seasonal Flu.

The Corrupt WHO stopped Counting Flus In March. What happened in March? The Lockdowns and the CORONA Blowout Super Magnified by Media Worldwide. NO all but Most.

Also Media Worldwide received $$$ Millions for the "STAY HOME STAY SAFE Campaign.

The Restrictions and Lockdowns are nothing short of mass Torture. Those that are Frail or feel Weak,STAY HOME and the rest of us go on about our lives.

Life is not a one size fits all.We have Thousands of years of DNA and ANTI Bodies in our system. OUR Bodies remember every Cold and Flu we have had and adapt and do well with or without a Flu Shot that at most may be 30% effective. We are never told the people that die or have severe reactions to Vaccines or Drugs.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

I predict 173 cases by tomorrow.

I totally wouldn't surprised in went like this:

Some bureaucrat has a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with one cell: RAND()*200+50 to generate a random number between 50 and 250.

It would be just as believable as their current numbers.

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@Zoroto

I totally wouldn't surprised in went like this:

Some bureaucrat has a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with one cell: RAND()*200+50 to generate a random number between 50 and 250.

It would be just as believable as their current numbers.

Or, I'm guessing there just might be a magic number of 5500 for the max. number of tests allowed. Including the repeated tests for politicians, celebs, etc...

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Keep the testing low thats the way...

Based on the present data, east Asians have strong constitution against the Covid-19 fortunately and don't die easily even in the situation of packed trains and restaurants. Therefore, I think it is not a problem that Japan don't test aggressively.

(Tests/1M pop) S.Korea 46k, Japan 18K, Vietnam 10K, Taiwan 4K

However, I can understand that the foreigners living in Japan want more aggressive tests. I hope Covid-19 vaccines will be available soon.

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@kokontozai - I am a long term resident in japan and I think the current testing strategy in Japan is likely statistically OK. The death rate and severe infection rate here is low. There are several reasons and one scientist is postulating that the virus was here much earlier than most of the world due to alot of travel back and forth to the People's Republic of China and in Japan people possibly have started slowy down the path towards a herd immunity. One other factor is the more contagious mutation which exists particularly in my country of citizenship (the U.S.) is not in Japan (or extensively in Japan) yet. Finally nearly all studies are indicating that viral load at the time of infection has alot to do with the severity of the virus. Masks do not "block" the virus completely however they do reduce the risk of transmission from an infected patient and may also reduce the severity of transmisssion. Whatever the reason Japan, Taiwan, and Korea have done well.

Hopefully things will subside soon

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The False Positives are inmost Cases Over 90%.

Where did you get this from. The accuracy of pcr is over 80%

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Where ever there is more people there is more risk, more risk means more people infected. Social distancing is ok but when you have a country such as india with a large population it is totally impossible. A place like the US large population and still spikes, people have tried social distancing and it works but only for so long because people want to get out and not stay in a room all day!

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Tests/1M pop) S.Korea 46k, Japan 18K, Vietnam 10K, Taiwan 4K

Nice cherry picking there. Now put down the # of cases / 1M people for the same countries....

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This is how it goes when the testing goes up by a thousand so do the numbers of positive results and when the testing goes down so do the numbers of positive results. Again, until there is real serious testing done across Japan and not a few thousand like they do at present of 3 to 5 thousand for all of Japan where it should be more like 50 thousand to a hundred thousand is when we will really get to know how serious the COVID is here. Truly, the number may not be that serious, and or, it is really serious and we need to shut down like NZ but we will never know until that kind of big testing is being done.

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Of 27,000+ Tokyoites with Covid,only 21 in serious condition,yet the same ol',same ol' wailing and gnashing of teeth about testing.Look at elsewhere's figures and get a grip.Be grateful about being in Japan and calm yourself down.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Japan is kind of meandering along here and that is okay. Infections are low enough to justify just getting on with life. The economic cost of a further shutdown is unnecessary, and it does seem that East Asians in particular are less vulnerable to the virus.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

If the number of cases is actually much higher than reported, than that means - considering the very low daily deaths - that the virus is even less dangerous to life than previously thought.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

considering the very low daily deaths

Since August, the death rate in Japan is around 1%. So that's not very low. It's normally quotes as 0.1% as the true death rate. I have no idea what you are talking about.

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@cracaphat

Of 27,000+ Tokyoites with Covid,only 21 in serious condition,yet the same ol',same ol' wailing and gnashing of teeth about testing.Look at elsewhere's figures and get a grip.Be grateful about being in Japan and calm yourself down.

What is considered as 'serious condition' in .e.g many European countries, is not that e.g. in Tokyo. Here you'd need to be at the ICU, AND on a ventilator, to be considered as a 'serious case'. Meaning there are many, many patients, who are seriously sick, but not officially counted as such. Merely being at the ICU doesn't count - which to me is pretty serious.

@memoryfix

If the number of cases is actually much higher than reported, than that means - considering the very low daily deaths - that the virus is even less dangerous to life than previously thought.

Yet again - almost no autopsies are performed here, and majority of the deaths are marked off as e.g. respiratory issues, pneumonia, heart issues, etc.

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