Tokyo reports 232 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 888.


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 232 new cases of the coronavirus, up 111 from Monday.

The number (125 men and 107 women) is the result of 4,067 tests conducted on Feb 27.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 54, down seven from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 413.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 888. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (102), Chiba (87), Kanagawa (84), Osaka (81), Hyogo (44), Aichi (34) and Hokkaido (29).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 60.

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Excellent news,and we will hit zero cases just in time for the Olympics.

It’s magic.

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Guess some people like that sarcasm mode?

Yesterday 121, today 232 - Saturday count, 4.067 tests, nothing more to add.

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More tests = more cases ... how surprising ...

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Not so pessimistic, @William77, they’ll probably even manage to produce negative numbers by early

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we will hit zero cases just in time for the Olympics.

Not much point if the rest of the world is still riding the crest of its third or fourth wave, and athletes from all over are allowed in without vaccination. And if most of us here are still waiting for our vaccinations.

Tokyo SuperSpreader 2021.

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888? How lucky!

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By the end of March the magical numbers will be down to single digits. Its that new math formula Japan is using Itrickonometry.

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My American friend in her 60's here is unwell, her and her husband's income is low and wishes to get the test but is sure the only way is by paying 20000 yen and she cannot afford that. How many people are like her in Japan sick but cannot afford the test.

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Great news! I will be coming back to Tokyo soon and may not even need to wear a mask anymore. Hope the vaccine is ready and waiting for me!

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