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Tokyo reports 213 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 917

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 213 new cases of the coronavirus, down 62 from Tuesday.

The number (111 women and 102 men) is the result of 1,544 tests conducted on Feb 21.

The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 71.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69, down eight from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 487.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 917. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (127), Kanagawa (93), Osaka (62), Saitama (59), Ibaraki (58), Aichi (46), Hokkaido (43), Fukuoka (26) and Shizuoka (26).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 69.

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1.544 tests conducted, 213 positive results.

That's roughly 15% .... still way too much!

But who am I to say or judge.

4 ( +20 / -16 )

The “they aren’t testing enough” crowd will be up in arms.

-7 ( +15 / -22 )

I'm up in arms shouting -"They aren't testing enough!!".

5 ( +19 / -14 )

Haha, while you are at you can be up in arms about 69 severe cases in a city of 15 million

0 ( +17 / -17 )

@Stick: Your math is flawed but close.

37.393 million residents

The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.393 million residents as of 2020.

-12 ( +7 / -19 )

thats including Yokohama and Kawasaki. But since we are talking Tokyo, it’s 15 million. Kanagawa has their own tally.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Shut it down!!!!

although note that the number of deaths in Japan went down last year. Despite this awful pandemic.....

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

What were the other numbers then? Kanagawa? Shizuoka?

Tokyo is not fifteen million

-16 ( +0 / -16 )

Population of Tokyo is estimated to be 13.491 million, or about 11% of Japan’s total population, and it has the largest population among all the 47 prefectures.

So still wrong.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

Well, a lot closer than the 37 million you thought it was. Haha.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The “they aren’t testing enough” crowd will be up in arms.

1,544 tests conducted

No, not at all. That's too many tests and obviously not enough to bring down the numbers from their stubbornly high levels. I think they need to start reducing testing. /s

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Stick: Your math is flawed but close.

37.393 million residents

*The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.393 million residents as of 2020.*

Arguably the most unhelpful post regarding understanding the Covid numbers in the Kanto area I’ve ever come across. Almost beautiful in its purity.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

This game of numbers never get old does it? Same results as we all aware. Let’s keep the numbers in the low 200s with little testing. Rinse and repeat again

5 ( +8 / -3 )

37.393 million in the greater Tokyo area.

So for you sharpies, add Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka and any other prefectures you want. Add the whole country. Look at the total numbers. It amounts to low rocket science as proof we are doing a beautiful job.

@zorotoes: Being fare at jabs and attempting to sound sharp as a tool does nothing but make everyone cringe. Please grow up.

Semantics about numbers is moot when you look at the total numbers of infected on any given day and the numbers tested.

Also, and you probably are not aware...but Tokyo proper and Tokyo so called prefecture are two different entities. Which do you prefer.

This site is not to prove one has a PhD. And should not be.

One oar in the water does not mean that one may be rowing in a circle.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

@Stickman. Thankyou

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

No problem. You are right, greater Tokyo is 37 million.

I think we are all tired of these baseless conspiracy theories about the numbers.

if you have hard evidence the authorities are manipulating the numbers please come forward with it.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

I think we are all tired of these baseless conspiracy theories about the numbers.

I’m with you on the idea of deaths being covered up. People claiming this need to show us the evidence. If they do, let’s take a look at it.

However, I think they should test more to give us a better idea of what’s going on in Japan. Cases resulting in serious illness and death vary country to country and the reason or combinations of reasons for this are not completely clear as far as I can gather. Those who prefer narrative over evidence tell us the clear reasons why, but that is as useless as narrative over evidence telling us about a mass cover-up.

Test more. It will make the picture clearer. I’m very suspicious of those who don’t want the picture made clearer.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I am tired of the conspiracies as well. We should all get together on this and just say it is what it is and we cannot change it by arguing with petty numbers as such.

If people are not dying in mass here as they certainly have been in other countries then something here is happening correctly but hard to put a finger on it.

Challenging each other without insults should be the norm though and that way the moderators do not have to work so hard and we can have civilized discussions.

Different viewpoints in a civilized manner is ace. Let's keep trying to do that.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Agree on both comments above.

For what it is worth, on testing I do find personally it’s easier to get tested now. I went to one of those clinics where they charge about 4,000 yen then email you the results.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

@Stick: Thanks, and to others as well thanyou. If we stay polite, perhaps most of the comments can be shown according to the rules.

You can also buy test kits, and they are even advertising them on the trains now. About 4-¥5000 each and if you buy in bulk you can get a discount. Drug store chains selling them as well.

If you want to help society and pay back a lot, donate blood and they will give you the test results for free. You should speak Japanese though as you have to fill out forms to donate.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Not bad. The worst is over.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Lol less than 2000 tests in such a huge city... yeah let’s safe the unwanted Olympics !!!

2 ( +7 / -5 )

At this juncture, we may as well consider that to all intents and purposes testing is not being carried out.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

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