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Tokyo reports 247 new cases of coronavirus

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 247 new cases of the coronavirus, up 21 from Friday.

Of the total, 72 are in their 20s, 44 in their 40s and 42 in their 30s.

The number is the result from 5,486 tests conducted on Aug 26.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 20,569.

The number of infected people with severe symptoms is currently 32, health officials said.


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Let those who worry continue to panic

For the rest of us, there are bargains to be had.

Enjoying full board hotel tonight for 8000 yen for 4 people. Thanks to go-to and prefecture travel refunds.

Hotels win, we win.

Go spend money if you can

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For about every 22 tests, about 21 will be negative and 1 will test positive.

Is that why there is so little testing being done?

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For the rest of us, there are bargains to be had.

you can bargain your life, yes

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The number is the result from 5,486 tests conducted on Aug 26.

Could the moderators clarify this is the total tests conducted, or discreet individuals tested? I believe it is the former, with discreet individuals tested being closer to 4,775 for August 26, according to the metropolitan stop covid website.

As a disclaimer, I am not making any argument either way as to the state of the pandemic, I am merely trying to clarify the reporting.

Thanks.

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Please click on the live link for further information.

Numbers are false. Make no sense. No pattern of contagion or drop. Always two or three hundred. For the past three months.

Much more importantly, exactly what is the plan from this government? Even Boris Johnson and Donald Trump make up some kind of plan.

For the rest of us, there are bargains to be had.

Many of us will become unemployed and unable to travel overseas with this kind of selfish attitude.

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Hotels win, we win.

Rather not gamble away my remaining years, thanks all the same.

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@toasted. It’s only a gamble if you don’t social distance, don’t wash your hands, don’t rely on paper masks and don’t stay at home you are old or have medical conditions.

I stayed in A place in SE Asia for a couple of months. It was a small community of 7 people. Me and my neighbor in the next bungalow took preventative measures against mosquitoes. We were fine. The other 5 just partied on and got Dengue Fever. 2 almost died.

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is there evidence of people wanting a test and not being able to get one?

just for all those people complaining about the lack of testing.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

stickman, call your Doctor and you'll be told to stay home. You can get a private test. Will cost Y30,000.

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@stickman1760

is there evidence of people wanting a test and not being able to get one?

just for all those people complaining about the lack of testing.

https://covid19map.safecast.org/views/map

Sadly it doesn't seem to be that active anymore though, most statements are from 4-6 months ago - perhaps as it hasn't really been advertised.

For current statements straight from the people, join relevant facebook groups.

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For the record there are no free walk-in PCR tests. You must be referred (yeah right). Or its Y30,000 private.

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Thanks for the info. I’m just curious. I would think if someone had symptoms the authorities would want them tested as soon as possible. I wonder if it has become easier to get a test compared to several months ago?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

By the way I called my doctor and was told I could get a test at any time

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By the way I called my doctor and was told I could get a test at any time

That is correct!

what TigersTokyoDome said is wrong.

Many other posters here also said it is easy to get tested.

And many posters said it is for free.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

The daily number likes to float around in the 200s.

I want to go the GYM as i am getting fat from working from home and not being able to lift weights and find time to do any execise. My only motivation to exercise is on GOLDS GYM. Do guys think its safe to be going in out of the gyms since the numbers trending down now?

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Most people don't care anymore, me included, it could be 50 percent of the population for all I care, this virus is not as deadly as the media and the politicians want us to believe. Personally, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by like-minded people therefore we have bbq's, frequently go to packed restaurants and never use masks. As long as there's a law that puts human rights above all, we'll continue to have normal lives enjoying our freedoms, if someone wants to panic I respect you, but please let the rest of us enjoy life.

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@elranta

Totally agree.

If your not old, don't have serious medical issues and are lucky enough to still have disposable income for the good of the country please go out and spend.

There are so many businesses suffering, they might be a tiny, tiny,tiny risk you will get sick but if you care about others, now is the time to go out and support.

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It’s always been a balance between containing the virus and going back to work. But this balance has to be evaluated as time passes, how successful or not the policies have been, etc. In my opinion, I’m not sure if many governments are really looking at this balance recently.

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The bigger news is that active cases fell by over 500 yesterday with over 1300 people across Japan recovering.

The number of active cases has fallen by a 3rd since the 13th of August.

Things are improving. Still a further drop in new cases is needed to keep that trend going.

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Personally, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by like-minded people therefore we have bbq's, frequently go to packed restaurants and never use masks

Are you in Japan?

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Most people don't care anymore, me included, it could be 50 percent of the population for all I care, this virus is not as deadly as the media and the politicians want us to believe.

Indeed, overall it's about as deadly as the flu. For the young, it is less deadly than the flu. No reason to panic and wreck the economy over this.

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Most people don't care anymore, me included

Fortunately that is not the case. People that have lousy hygiene always try to justify themselves by saying everybody is the same, "I see other people taking dumps and not washing their hands, I am not the only one"

Indeed, overall it's about as deadly as the flu. For the young, it is less deadly than the flu. No reason to panic and wreck the economy over this.

See how deadly is the flu this year, with very strong distancing measures in place. You will see then how you are completely wrong.

This infection manage to be more deadly than the flu, even with those measures in place against the usual situation of the flu, comparing both viruses in the same situation lets you see how hugely different they are.

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xxx number of cases every day. And?

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