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Tokyo reports 212 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 514

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Tuesday reported 212 new cases of the coronavirus, up 134 from Monday. The number is the result of 2,408 tests conducted on Sept 26.

By age group, the most infections were people in their 20s (52), followed by 33 in their 40s and 31 in their 50s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 25,547.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 23, down three from Monday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of cases reported was 514. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most number of cases were Kanagawa (59), Osaka (51), Chiba (40), Aichi (28), Saitama (25), Hyogo (20), Okinawa (19) and Hokkaido (16).

Six coronavirus-related deaths were reported nationwide.

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These numbers make no sense. 212. 78. Eighty-something. One hundred and something. There is no pattern.

Clearly this is a sign of controlled numbers with a very narrow scope of testing. We have no idea at what stage Japan is at. No spike and no reduction. All over the place.

19 ( +26 / -7 )

212 cases, now that's roughly 10%.

And agreed, those "numbers" are confusing, to say the least!

20 ( +21 / -1 )

ok so what?

-19 ( +3 / -22 )

So only 23 people in the whole of the Tokyo area have severe symptoms from Covid-1984? It's a big fat nothing burger!

-21 ( +3 / -24 )

So much panic for nothin.

-18 ( +5 / -23 )

matej

so what? yet you read every single article about it and comment same.

if it would be "so what" you wouldn't even bother to read it and comment on it. I am pretty sure that if one of those who tested positive was your family member you wouldn't go and say "so what" right?

16 ( +20 / -4 )

Stay home and relax don’t go outside unless you need food and medic

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Great low numbers time for Tokyo to go to travel...

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Really have no idea what is going on in Japan. Read a story about how Japan was sending a bunch of rapid test kits to underdeveloped countries that are having trouble testing!! Get results in minutes apparently. All I could think is why not use them here??

7 ( +8 / -1 )

These numbers make no sense. 212. 78. Eighty-something. One hundred and something. There is no pattern.

Clearly this is a sign of controlled numbers with a very narrow scope of testing. We have no idea at what stage Japan is at. No spike and no reduction. All over the place.

LOL.

First, in any set of data there is expected to be fluctuations in the numbers.

Second, you don't compare todays data to yesterday's date. You compare today's data to last week's data at same time, two weeks ago at three weeks ago etc Lets do that:

9/29 212 cases

9/22 88 cases

9/ 21 191 cases

9/8 170 cases

9/1 170 cases

Can you see the pattern ( trend ) now? The 22nd you be thrown out because it was a holiday. So, the avg number of cases on tues is around 166 cases. Next on Oct 6th, the number of cases should be around 166 cases.

Third, In stats to remove the fluctuations in the data, we use a moving avg not simple avg . Right now the 7 moving avg is 147 down 3, so the number is going down.

QED

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

9/ 21 191 cases

should read 9/15

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1198.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 1159.

Difference between yesterday and today: -39

0 ( +2 / -2 )

@Nihonview

To establish a data set, you would first need to establish an unbiased control - of which there is none.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

To establish a data set, you would first need to establish an unbiased control - of which there is none.

Can you prove the data is bias? Let me guess, not enough testing. Right? Same worn out argument.

Please explain the following stats:

UK 42,000 deaths, 24 million tests

Japan 1500 deaths 2 million tests.

The UK conducted more tests than Japan, but it has more deaths. If testing is the key, why does Japan have far fewer deaths than the UK?

Please explain.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 1198.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 1159.

Difference between yesterday and today: -39

Mild-moderate

1,136 persons

Serious symptoms

23 persons down 3 from yesterday.

A good day

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

@Nihonview

I’m not here to argue. Learn what that vocabulary means scientifically/mathematically. No feelings.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

"23 persons down 3 from yesterday.

A good day"

6 people died in Tokyo yesterday

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Nihonview Today 09:29 pm JST

I'm going to clarify a few things.

When I put the total number of people hospitalized in Tokyo Prefecture Serious cases are also included. Just like the Mild-moderate.

In addition, these same serious cases are already exposed in JT's own article. And there is no need to repeat that figure again, in the comments.

I simply put the data, complementing those already exposed in JT. And thus provide a more extensive x-ray of the situation of the COVID, in Tokyo Prefecture. 

It is also not my intention to provoke any kind of controversy. I just want to provide the data that there is. Regardless of whether they are good or bad.

Cordial greetings.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

@lovelytime... you’ve made great comments with valid points. Nihonview is trying to act smart and making senseless arguments! No, you don’t compare numbers on particular/selected days on a weekly basis because this is a pandemic and infections spread every minute so daily records need to be compared as it’s done globally!

Bottom line is that the testing system in Japan is pathetic and that’s why the day to day number of infections don’t make any sense!

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Cases of a common cold with flu like symptoms.... Have they actually tested people for that in 2019 or 2018? Lol Corona viruses been known for decades, responsible for common cold Syndrom... When they stop this nonsense?

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

@Takara

matej 

so what? yet you read every single article about it and comment same. 

if it would be "so what" you wouldn't even bother to read it and comment on it. I am pretty sure that if one of those who tested positive was your family member you wouldn't go and say "so what" right?

Spot on! Because yeah, it does hit home a lot more when a family member or someone you know gets it. In fact, I’ve had two people that I know get it about a couple weeks ago, and it really hit home even further the true scale this pandemic. Seriously, nothing to belittle.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

When I put the total number of people hospitalized in Tokyo Prefecture Serious cases are also included. Just like the Mild-moderate.

In addition, these same serious cases are already exposed in JT's own article. And there is no need to repeat that figure again, in the comments.

First, there is a big difference between a Mild- moderate and a serious case. A mild case just has a bad cold but a serious case is on ventilator. If you report just the total number of cases without differentiating between a serious case and mild case, you are misleading the reader. The website breaks the cases down, does it not?

Second, the JT makes no mention of the mild cases nor does it report the total number of people hospitalized.

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