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Tokyo reports 226 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 551

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 226 new cases of the coronavirus, up 39 from Friday. The number is the result of 5,301 tests conducted on Sept 9.

The age groups with the most cases were people in their 30s (55), 40s (53) and 20s (51).

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 22,857.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 23, one down from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 551. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (83), Kanagawa (68), Saitama (37), Aichi (29), Gunma (24), Fukuoka (14) and Okinawa (11).

Eight deaths due to coronavirus-related illnesses were reported.

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She went to the local hospital to be tested and the nurse (and subsequently the doctor) said she did not look bad so she should go home, isolate, and rest.

This is only on story but I wonder how many other ones there are like this. It makes one wonder.

I think there are a lot of cases like this, especially before the testing guidelines were changed.

But nowadays if one wants to really get tested it's easier.

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It is encouraging the numbers are very low. Also Japan seems to be doing well as far as severe cases are concerned.

On the other hand last week the wife of a friend of mine (both are Japanese) was sick, coughing, had a fever, etc. She went to the local hospital to be tested and the nurse (and subsequently the doctor) said she did not look bad so she should go home, isolate, and rest.

This is only on story but I wonder how many other ones there are like this. It makes one wonder.

My fear is that people may let their guard down and cases me re-emerge. Let's hope this is not the case. Also the lessons of the Spanish flu should not be forgotten

@Lunar Tuner "Get busy living or get Busy Dying" - Fully agree; at some point in time we must continue with our lives; especially those who do not work for the government or in another position where an income is guaranteed throught the pandemic. As for my wife and I we are going out and supporting our favorite restaurants, etc. however on the other hand maintaining a sensible level of caution.

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23 people admitted to ICU for coronavirus. Throughout the Tokyo metropolitan region. 

To clarify, the definition of 'serious cases' for the Metropolitan Tokyo area is:

patients requiring ventilators or ECMO

This is a significantly higher bar than admission to the ICU.

With that said, the level of ICU admissions for Japan is still lower than many countries, as you note.

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The number of infected people with severe symptoms is 23, one down from Friday, health officials said.

23 people admitted to ICU for coronavirus. Throughout the Tokyo metropolitan region. That is the most important fact of all. The incidence of the virus is very low. Many countries already wanted to have the level that Tokyo has right now.

To give an example. In my health region of about 5 million inhabitants. With data from 11/09/2020. There are 82 people admitted to the ICU.

And the total number of people admitted to ICU in my country. It goes up to 1181 people. According to the Ministry of Health data. (Spain).

https://twitter.com/mianrey/status/1304446432896864256/photo/4

Japan has the situation completely under control. Since the ICUs are on a downward trend. At least in the Tokyo metropolitan region.

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Same ole numbers no matter where you live...

Dredge the Shawshank line out again...Get busy living or get Busy Dying...Coexist with the shism...

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Why Tokyo is still in big numbers isn't only the population problem, it's because many people not following the rules to avoid infecting or to infected by others.

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@ Monty

It's not that people have 'lost interest'.

it's just pointless reposting the same comments every day.

My opinion is the same today, as it was last month, as it was back in April.

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People completely lost their interest in that topic.

That is very nice and I am happy to see that.

I remember a few weeks ago, this topic has within 1 hour more than 100 posts, but now 0.

Please everyone, do your best personal prevention, stay safe, and we all will overcome this pandemic.

And let us be happy to live in Japan.

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