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Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Saturday reported 235 new cases of the coronavirus, up 51 from Friday. The number is the result of 4,851 tests conducted on Oct 14.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 28,839.

By the age group, the highest number of infected cases were people in their 20s (64), followed by 44 in their 30s and 36 in their 40s. There were also six infected children under 10.

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


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Countdown to contagion. Covid is here to stay for the winter.

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Olympics are looking good keep those test numbers down way to go Suga...

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

I wonder how many were asymptomatic? Honestly, this virus is not a big deal.

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Honestly, this virus is not a big deal.

True for most people. Unfortunately, the 2% or so dying in Japan lately would probably not agree with you (if they could).

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There were also six infected children under 10.

To complete the picture, and not sure why this is never mentioned, but it appears there for 21 70-year or older. So likely 4 deaths from this group is coming.

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I wonder how many were asymptomatic? 

Because getting tested in Japan usually requires exhibiting multiple symptoms, probably very few were asymptomatic.

Honestly, this virus is not a big deal.

Extremely incorrect.

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probably very few were asymptomatic.

Probably the asymptomatic were the "elites", politicians, baseball players, tarento... The normal people are guaranteed to have been showing symptoms, multiple ones for 3+ days.

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Again, out of the 4851 tests, many had to be showing symptoms in order to convince a doctor to order a test (although there are some testing clinics that charge over 30,000 yen if you want a test and you don't have any symptoms). The rest would be people who need to be routinely tested, such as athletes and the international travelers arriving at Haneda. So let's estimate 3000 people had enough symptoms to convince a doctor to order a test. Of those, only 235 have coronavirus, and the rest have something else (some other flu or virus strain). And of those with the coronavirus, only 10% (23) have "severe symptoms" (which equates to hospitalization.) From this you can conclude that the coronavirus is a very minor ailment in Japan, if 8% of people sick enough to convince a doctor to order a test actually have it, and only .8% of those sick enough to convince a doctor to order a test have severe enough symptoms to be hospitalized. You doubters can disagree with my assumption of 3000 sick people, but no matter what denominator you choose (2000? 4000?), the reality is that there are not very many people sick with coronavirus in Tokyo.

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 You doubters can disagree with my assumption

We disagree with you because you don't know what the "severe symptoms" represents, even though it's been explained on these forums many times before, and it's also public information from the TOK gov. So you wrote a lot, but it's been undermined your fundamental misunderstanding of basic facts.

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Does anyone know if the test counts include tests at the airports?

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Probably the asymptomatic were the "elites", politicians, baseball players, tarento... The normal people are guaranteed to have been showing symptoms, multiple ones for 3+ days.

Absolutely false statement.

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To complete the picture, and not sure why this is never mentioned, but it appears there for 21 70-year or older. So likely 4 deaths from this group is coming.

Complete nonsense

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

People who need to be routinely tested should be every one. Especially children at daycare and children of all age hanging out at schools. If you rode the bus to the train station or you rode any train to anywhere warrants a PCR test as many have forgotten the virus is not Just sitting in your mouth Being prevented from flying out your mouth just because you are wearing a mask. The virus is stationary every where and touch one your likely infected.

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To complete the picture, and not sure why this is never mentioned, but it appears therefore 21 70-year or older.

The breakdown for each age group is available via the hyperlink in the article (the word 'tests'). For this reporting, the numbers were:

6 Under 10

13 Teens

64 in their 20's

44 in their 30's

36 in their 40's

30 in their 50's

11 in their 60's

18 in their 70's

10 in their 80's

3 in their 90's

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"severe symptoms" (which equates to hospitalization.) 

Within hospitalized patients, "serious symptoms" are considered to be those patients who need ventilators or ECMO.

- stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

This a current total, not daily number.

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Does anyone know if the test counts include tests at the airports?

Narita International Airport is not within the Tokyo Metropolis area, so would not be included in any case.

I am not sure about Haneda. The only specific reference to ports of entry or international transit I can find on the official site is the following line:

Excluding returnees on charter flights or cruise ship passengers

That said, under the heading Tests Conducted, the data is broken into two categories:

tests conducted at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health 

or

tests conducted at medical institutions

I would not class ports of entry as either of these so I would guess that those tests are not included.

As a point of interest, 8700 overseas residents entered Japan and 37,137 japanese residents travelled abroad (and presumably returned) during August:

https://www.tourism.jp/en/tourism-database/stats/

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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: 1002.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 997.

Difference between yesterday and today: -5

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 10/10/2020 is: 7,23

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Today Saturday 17/10/2020 is: 7,15

The hospitalization rate in Tokyo Prefecture has been reduced by 0,08 points. In this last week.

The incidence of coronavirus continues to decline. Today there are only 997 people admitted to hospitals for coronavirus in Tokyo Prefecture. In an area where 13,929,280 people live. According to the official census of inhabitants.

These are very good data. For the moment, nothing seems to indicate that there is a resurgence of the infection.

Things are going very well.

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In Europe they still sell PCR tests by mail for 120Euro. And they are very popular indeed.

In Japan, very same test is over 50,000¥

This freedom of test whatever you want whenever you want would be a game changer for Japan.

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Mention of the number of pcr test has completely vanished from the mainstream media giving the message that it isn't as infectious compared to say Europe and U.S.

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An average of 200 cases a day gives you 6,000 cases a month, before you even consider secondary or tertiary infections. In a metro area of 30m people, you'd think there would be a much more concerted effort to test and quarantine. Instead, we're eventually gonna get a page from the Trump playbook, followed by shikataganai.

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