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Tokyo reports 218 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 601

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 218 new cases of the coronavirus, down two from Friday. The number is the result of 4,836 tests conducted on Sept 16.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 20s (51), 40s (45) and those in their 30s (40).

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 24,046.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 25, one down from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 601. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (81), Kanagawa (69), Chiba (46), Saitama (23), Hyogo (21), Hokkaido (17) and Okinawa (16).

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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No deaths again I see.The daily blow by blows are getting boring,aren't they?

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It’s all bout The Neverending Story • Theme Song • Limahl

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Why is covid still a thing?

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No deaths again I see.The daily blow by blows are getting boring,aren't they?

Only because the colorful posts of hysterics are missing.

Including the number of tests in the article took away a lot of questioning posts.

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We'll probably see some action a few weeks after silver week

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There was one death today, 5 yesterday and overall the death rate these last few months is up about by 500 that is a lot. This long holiday is going to really spread this crap, great.

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Ashley ShibaToday  08:50 pm JST

There was one death today, 5 yesterday and overall the death rate these last few months is up about by 500 that is a lot. This long holiday is going to really spread this crap, great.

Ashley, if one checks your post history you have been wrong for months in your predictions. There has been no huge spike in the number of deaths and seriously ill here, despite most people getting on with their lives. Look around you...everyone is wearing masks and the majority of Japanese are careful. They fortunately are not virtuous and they make the best of it. They realize some people will die but that percentage is so low. Why don't you compare the Covid death rate in Japan to other communicable diseases? You will be less stressed if you do. The best way to combat this is to stay fit and healthy.

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while any death from this virus is tragic there has not been an explosion of cases or infections or deaths after obon week which many posters predicted.share your doom and gloom elsewhere about what might happen after silver week. The posts about the daily numbers and tests seem to be getting lower getting bored or just repetitive?

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If you don't do the tests then you don't get results. Triumphant ignorance is typical of the right winger, but it fails math. The number of tests pales in comparison to any other location. Do 40,000 tests in a day then we'll see what the reality really is. Also it's well known that hospitals mask the death rate but not declaring it a COVID death. There's a lot of shenanigans going on so the idea here is to not celebrate your ignorance but seek data

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