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Tokyo reports 215 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 863

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Saturday reported 215 new cases of the coronavirus, up 11 from Friday. The number is the result of 4,985 tests conducted on Oct 28.

By age group, the most cases were people in their 30s (51), followed by 42 in their 20s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 31,096.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 33, up two from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 863. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (143), Aichi (97), Hokkaido (81), Kanagawa (65), Chiba (37), Okinawa (32), Saitama (30), Hyogo (28) and Miyagi (26).

Eight coronavirus-related deaths were reported nationwide.

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4,985 tests conducted

I thought the other article said that the testing capacity has been raised to 25,000 as of Oct 1? Does anybody have any idea why they aren't using it? What are they afraid of? That the real numbers would come out?

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Through September and October the Government found the sweet spot of tests to 'normalize' 200 cases a day. My guess is now they'll increase testing sufficiently so that the people get accustomed to 500 daily cases.

Covid Olympics have to happen.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

My guess is now they'll increase testing sufficiently so that the people get accustomed to 500 daily cases.

I think you are right.

I believe something like this is happening:

Phone rings...

EU Mayor: Hello, Koike san, this is XY, the Mayor of Z. We are drowning in COVID-19 here in Z. In Tokyo, you give people money to Go To Travel, you give people money to Go To Eat, you give money to Go To Shopping Street. And yet, you only get 200 cases per day. Seems like a miracle. You must be doing something else to keep the pandemic in check? Please, please share your secrets, we are desperate here in Z.

Koike: Hmmm.... We let business owners download a rainbow sticker that reassures people that the business is doing everything it can to prevent infection.

EU Mayor:

4 ( +9 / -5 )

I wrote "EU Mayor: Disbelieving dumbfounded silence", but it got cut off by the forum software.

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The entire island of Japan about the size of California and Tokyo being reported as 215 cases is like California reporting that there were only 215 cases in L.A or 2 cases in LA and 5 cases in scaramento and 20 cases in oakland.

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Why not only just enjoy the still lower numbers while we and all our Japanese friends and citizens still can? Are you only satisfied and really happier if the numbers explode exponentially here too like in all of our home countries, are you sick?

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

5000 tests is bugger all..

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As long this thing doesn't result on deaths, the number of tests made is irrelevant.

Let's suppose 1 million people are infected, still this number doesn't change the fact that number of deaths are lower than many developed countries.

Deaths happen for many reasons, which the primary one is the lack of immunity and low level of vitamin D and C and second reason may be spiritual(for those who are Christians). For some their mission in the Earth was already fulfilled and they were assigned to next mission to please the Divinity.

It is sad seeing news about it, but instead of worry about our end, what about worry about what we should do for our neighbor and for those who need us?

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

I wrote "EU Mayor: Disbelieving dumbfounded silence", but it got cut off by the forum software

LOL. Perhaps it was sign to stop.

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Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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

Number of hospitalized people reported yesterday: 973.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 943.

Day-over-day change: -30 persons

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized. It should also be remembered that data on severe symptoms are already reflected in the Japan Today article. And there is no need to mention them again in the comments.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Saturday 24/10/2020 was: 6,78.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Today Saturday 31/10/2020 is: 6,76.

Compared to last Saturday. The rate of people hospitalized for coronavirus, per 100,000 inhabitants in Tokyo Prefecture. It has been reduced by 0,02 points.

In this week. It seems that the downward trend has been halted. Regarding the total number of people hospitalized for coronavirus, in Tokyo Prefecture.

It is still too early to have signs of an upsurge in coronavirus infection. But given what is happening in Europe and the US. Nor would the beginning of the great second wave in Tokyo Prefecture be out of the question.

Next week's data will be crucial.

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its clear we need to lockdown until no one dies again.

Its the only way to be sure.

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@Mitsuo Matsuyama

As long this thing doesn't result on deaths, the number of tests made is irrelevant.

Let's suppose 1 million people are infected, still this number doesn't change the fact that number of deaths are lower than many developed countries.

Deaths happen for many reasons, which the primary one is the lack of immunity and low level of vitamin D and C and second reason may be spiritual(for those who are Christians). For some their mission in the Earth was already fulfilled and they were assigned to next mission to please the Divinity.

It is sad seeing news about it, but instead of worry about our end, what about worry about what we should do for our neighbor and for those who need us?

And how about the long-haulers? The numerous long lasting side effects, which include e.g. heart issues, lung issues, cognitive issues, loss of hearing, loss of taste, loss of smell, hair loss, skin issues, fatigue, etc? These can occur even in the 'mild' cases, and you should know by now asymptomatic people are also spreading this virus. Therefore the number of tests, i.e. knowing the actual number of cases and how it spreads, would be highly relevant.

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Vinke, doesn't mater how many tests it was made, the result that we should focus is the number of deaths and recovering. If in the worst scenario we have 1 million infected, the fact that this "number" were not resulted in million deaths says a good thing. The percentage of people that get the virus "1 million" who die is fewer than we could imagine. Plus if among those "1 million" a good number were those who had lung problems and still overcame it, so it is a good reason to have hope because by your logical thinking they are suppose to die, but they end up recovering from it. If we keep in mind that among "1 million infected" less than 1% died, the percentage of recovering from it is more than we could imagine.

I feel sorry for those who died, but at same time rejoice that thousands of thousands recovered from it.

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dougthehead13

Exactly!!! I would add that the number of hospitalized people have being this number for long time what in comparison to many countries in Europe and North America is very low. People complain about testing that is not enough, but even if the number of test were twice than it is made in Tokyo, such number of hospitalized people would not change at all.

People who make comment should understand that whether Japan test 100000 people or not, it would not change the fact that deaths would occur anyway. We don't see the number, but it is very clear that those who are tested the majority of them are fine and only a few present symptoms of such disease. The same would be if Japan had been tested 100000 people. The number of infected could be higher, but the number of people who have to be hospitalized would be the same.

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I feel sorry for those who died, but at same time rejoice that thousands of thousands recovered from it.

And how do you feel about the hundreds of thousands who haven't fully recovered, and are feeling the effects of covid up to six months later? Coughing, fatigue, troubles breathing etc. Do you consider this recovered yourself?

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Koike was in the news the other day proclaiming she intends to lift the testing in Tokyo to 60,000 per day. That is eleven times more than October 28 where they received 215 positive results. Statistically, that could mean there are over 1200 positive results every day. That’s scary!

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Koike was in the news the other day proclaiming she intends to lift the testing in Tokyo to 60,000 per day

When will that happen?

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Strangerland, I fell sorry, but i have faith that they will recover from it. When I used the verb "rejoice", it doesn't mean I didn't care about those who you mentioned in your comment.

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