Tokyo reports 226 new cases of coronavirus; nationwide total 855


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 226 new cases of the coronavirus, a decrease of 24 from Thursday.

The number is the result from 5,338 tests conducted on Aug 25.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 20,322.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is currently 30, one down from Thursday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the total of reported cases was 855. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most number of cases were Osaka (106), Kanagawa (75), Fukuoka (66), Saitama (53), Aichi (51), Okinawa (43), Chiba (39), Hyogo (26), Kyoto (21) and Hokkaido (16).

Four deaths were reported.

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The number is the result from 5,338 tests conducted on Aug 25.

But we are August 28th, why are those tests results reported so late? Japan's testing is really broken.

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Still above 200.

Does anyone remember when they started that "not-lock-down" when all began?

And how many COVID 19 cases were there at that time?

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So No one is asking questions about amount of testing they do ? and about the fact they dont test even people who have corona until they literally cant breath ?

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Hmm. More cases. And?

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Hmm. More cases. And?

What do you want?

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When you know that countries in Europe, like France, that has half of the Japanese population, conducts between 600,000 to 700,000 weekly, and Japan around 100,000... No wonder the numbers are low...

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Hope the trend of reporting the number of test is maintained. JT good job including and even highlighting it.

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I think we should only care about hospitalizations and death rate at this point.

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I agree we should focus on how many hospital bed are available until the max out and keep creating more room for more people the infection rate slowly climbs to the top of the mountain. Focus on how many died and under what cirumcumstance lead to the death while being treated for COVID. Those are very good KPI (key point indicators) to have.

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Recoveries continue to outpace new infections by a wide margin. Japan is slowly getting on top of things.

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