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Tokyo reports 242 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,123

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday reported 242 new cases of the coronavirus, down 27 from Thursday. The number is the result of 1,464 tests conducted on Nov 3.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 32,135.

By age group, the most number of cases were people in their 20s (59), followed by 52 in their 30s and 44 in their 40s.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 37, down one from Thursday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases rose to 1,123. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the highest numbers were Osaka (169), Hokkaido (115), Saitama (114), Aichi (82), Hyogo (49), Chiba (42), Kyoto (24) and Okinawa (21).

Four coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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Friday reported 242 new cases of the coronavirus, down 27 from Thursday.

Because the number of tests decreased by 305 tests. 1,769 tests conducted the day before

 The number is the result of 1,464 tests

That's still around 1 positive out of every 6 tested.

Same as yesterday.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

That's still around 1 positive out of every 6 tested.

Same as yesterday.

Imagine the number if they actually tested at the level of August, around 6000 per day.

Once again, I know I keep repeating this, but this is not helping the chances of the Olympics. No team in the right mind would come here with these levels of testing, when in their home countries it's all about testing-testing-testing.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Once again, I know I keep repeating this, but this is not helping the chances of the Olympics. No team in the right mind would come here with these levels of testing, when in their home countries it's all about testing-testing-testing.

Hey man, preaching to the choir.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

and how many new deaths caused by covid?

wondering in % from total covid positive cases.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

If the Olympics pushes thru players and teams will do their best to come to participate and compete.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

If the Olympics pushes thru players and teams will do their best to come to participate and compete.

All it takes is one semi-major team to disagree with you, and the house of cards will collapse. Like it happened with Canada in March.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Just think about it some more =)

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

250 new cases out of 1500 tests? That is a very substantial percentage.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

The numbers just don't seem to be going down at all, do they?

11 ( +14 / -3 )

The numbers just don't seem to be going down at all, do they?

No don’t don’t. And the funniest thing about this whole thing is that there are people here who will tell you you don’t need to test but still should believe the numbers being projected.

hilarious

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Sorry I meant no they don’t

5 ( +8 / -3 )

I wish I lived in Europe. At least they are taking measures. What is Japan doing? Reducing the number of tests and going about life like nothing is happening. Must be a superior culture thing.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

What is Japan doing? Reducing the number of tests and going about life like nothing is happening. Must be a superior culture thing

No just head in the sand I am an ostrich I’m not gonna deal with this at all culture thing

3 ( +9 / -6 )

@zatoizugoodo

I wish I lived in Europe. At least they are taking measures. What is Japan doing? 

I will choose Japan. The case rates and death rates are much lower, there is no fighting or arguments over wearing masks (it is done), and there are no mandatory lockdowns.

Japan, although imperfect in several ways, has done relatively quite well compared to Europe or the U.S. My arguments to Japan relate to the treatment of Permanent Residents. Otherwise the approach seems to be working.

I do not think it has much to do with Japan being a superior culture.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

What is Japan doing?

I think this country is simply not cut out to deal with a fast-changing situation. They need to have endless meetings about every decisions. It has to be hanko-ed and faxed, and once settled, it's losing face to change the decision made. So it's Go To Travel, Go To Eat, Go To Shopping Street, irregardless of the actual situation.

I think the only are of Japan where this is not true is Hokkaido, as people there tend to be much more individualistic, like the case on all cold-climate areas, e.g. Alaska.

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zatoizugoodoToday  05:46 pm JST

I wish I lived in Europe. At least they are taking measures. What is Japan doing? Reducing the number of tests and going about life like nothing is happening. Must be a superior culture thing.

Well you are perfectly welcome to go to Europe and share their misery. My family in the UK wish they were in Japan, 3 of them have lost their jobs and are now locked down for another 4 weeks, so their short term future prospects are very bad. Meanwhile over here we can go to work and use our own common sense to navigate our way through it without threat of being fined or harassed by the police.

I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but here at the moment.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

The number is the result of 1,464 tests conducted on Nov 3.

What an absolutely laughable number of tests, compared to even third world backwaters.

That's still around 1 positive out of every 6 tested. Sameas yesterday.

Spot on brother that's a pretty high rate.

Cmon J-govt & co. with the virus surge overseas Olympics are not gonna happen..give it up already

9 ( +11 / -2 )

The flu season is coming and schools and work require a flu test and one is required to get a clear from the doctor before returning after the week off from either. So, you watch the COVID test count go up and there will be no way to hide the numbers and or keep them artificially low.

With that said, masks are part of the Japanese culture, and so, for that reason the numbers may be lower than what we expect but until this country does the testing one will never know.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

I wonder why they aren't posting the amounts of infected people from cities other than Tokyo. Tokyo's image is really taking some damage. Most people I know don't even want to drive through there anymore. I'm sure other cities are being hit, too, they're just not reporting it as much.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

No team in the right mind would come here with these levels of testing, when in their home countries it's all about testing-testing-testing.

Most countries are not paying and don't know what is happening here in Japan regarding containing the virus. If ninety something percent of the population here believes the virus has been controlled effectively how do you expect those abroad to understand. A good job has been done negating the importance of testing here. Abe pledged 200,000 test per day before leaving, well we know it won't ever be met as it might negate the feel-good derived comparing with cases in Europe and the U.S.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

If ninety something percent of the population here believes the virus has been controlled effectively how do you expect those abroad to understand.

Because it's their job?

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Nationwide, the number of reported cases rose to 1,123. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the highest numbers were Osaka (169), Hokkaido (115), Saitama (114), Aichi (82), Hyogo (49), Chiba (42), Kyoto (24) and Okinawa (21).

The day with the highest reported cases nationwide in Japan was August 7, with 1595 cases. Will this new trend upward beat that record?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

The day with the highest reported cases nationwide in Japan was August 7, with 1595 cases. Will this new trend upward beat that record?

No it won't because testing is not consistent and there is no intention to contain the virus,

The saving grace of the low testing is the asympthomatic cases, there isn't need to test, track and isolate when most are infected and without symptoms.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

“No it won't because testing is not consistent and there is no intention to contain the virus,”

It’s a virus. Not really designed to be contained.

These stupid lockdowns of the last few months have done more harm than good

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*Christopher Glen**Today 09:13 pm JST*

“No it won't because testing is not consistent and there is no intention to contain the virus,”

It’s a virus. Not really designed to be contained.

*These stupid lockdowns of the last few months **have done more harm than good*

Christopher...what are you even talking about? I guess you don't even live in Japan.

Sadly there were no lockdowns here at all when it could have made an impact.

Countries that have been able to lock down and followed up with testing and tracing have seen success in controlling the spread of the virus.

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@Zoroto

No team in the right mind would come here with these levels of testing, when in their home countries it's all about testing-testing-testing.

Guess there's lots of teams out of their minds right now.

An International Gymnastics Event is being held in Tokyo starting Sunday. The US, China, and Russian teams are all here to participate.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

@divinda

Guess there's lots of teams out of their minds right now.

An International Gymnastics Event is being held in Tokyo starting Sunday. The US, China, and Russian teams are all here to participate.

Well both China and Russia have a vaccine, and the US well probably Immunity by being infected already....

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

“Countries that have been able to lock down and followed up with testing and tracing have seen success in controlling the spread of the virus.”

Which is dangerous only to a minority. While seeing the lives of countless non-vulnerable people disrupted, marriages and businesses destroyed.

The Barrington Declaration for one makes a power case against them, and even WHO is now shifting its position.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

@spinningplates

I agree a lockdown at the very beginning may have worked but even though numbers are increasing again, I would still

rather have the current year than have gone through a melbourne style lockdown.

And to those who post they would rather be in Europe that's the crazist post I've read all week.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The mistake I see is a one size fits all approach. This virus seems extremely mild to 99% of the people but very harsh to a vulnerable 1% so I suggest we identify that 1% and help them avoid it or get treated. For example my 80-year-old aunt got coronavirus and is in quarantine and has no symptoms so what's the point of preventing Her from traveling or getting around.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Discussion runs in circles everyday.

(First --- regular comment) Japan should test much more. The numbers of infections are hidden for Olympic.

(Second) It is obvious that the numbers of infections are much higher, however, the death tolls are very low. Don't worry.

(Third --- sometimes) The death tolls are also hidden.

(Forth) Excess mortalities are less than zero.

In the near future, there is possibility of the below comment.

(Fifth) Excess mortalities are hidden.

Anyway, considering the present situation, it it certain Japan should pay attention much more.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

If I have been saying fifth comment for a while...nit new if you know the Japanese culture...everything under the rug.

Some things don't change.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

“For example my 80-year-old aunt got coronavirus and is in quarantine and has no symptoms so what's the point of preventing Her from traveling or getting around.”

Many old people don’t want the fuss made because they’re vulnerable either

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