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Tokyo reports 248 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 618

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Thursday reported 248 new cases of the coronavirus, up 106 from Wednesday. The number is the result of 6,554 tests conducted on Oct 5.

By age group, the most number of infections were people in their 30s (61), followed by 49 in their 20s and 42 in their 50s.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 27,117.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 22, two down from Wednesday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 618. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the post cases were Kanagawa (65), Osaka (49), Saitama (44), Chiba (39), Hokkaido (29), Hyogo (27), Okinawa (26) and Aichi (15).

Three coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Good news: The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 22, two down from Wednesday, health officials said.

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At the end of the day - The fact that the number of people with serious symptoms is down to 22, indicates that little action is required at this point. These kind of numbers are not overwhelming the health system. Stay safe out there.

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Good news: The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 22, two down from Wednesday, health officials said.

We all know the value of "*officials said**" *in Japan

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The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? We will find out. I suspect a third wave will follow in December but that it will not be that lethal. I am very glad that this situation is not turning out to be as bad as the Spanish Flu or Ebola.

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no reason to believe the Tokyo Metropolitan Government figures

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Absolute faith in the way Japan is dealing with this pesky covid.

Hats off to all the health workers, too

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

No worries it’s getting cold fast and winter flu season around the corner. Let see how the panic goes then.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So the number of seriously ill is down to 22. Is the reason for this people being discharged into their home or into the morgue? Seriously do we know?

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. I am very glad that this situation is not turning out to be as bad as the Spanish Flu or Ebola.

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Why would you down vote this???

Were you hoping it would be worse, are you disappointed its not as bad as was predicted?

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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: 976.

Number of hospitalized people reported today: 979.

Difference between yesterday and today: +3

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized.

The hospital situation is stabilized. No changes.

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Where are the hotspots in Tokyo ?

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Good news: The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 22, two down from Wednesday, health officials said.

Wow, look at the downvotes. Do people here hope Japanese (and us foreigners living in Japan) all get sick an die?

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Difference between yesterday and today: +3

This difference may be the 3 that died. It may also be a part of the change of 2 in serious symptoms. The way that the data is presented makes this unclear.

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Zeram1 Today 10:01 pm JST

This difference may be the 3 that died. It may also be a part of the change of 2 in serious symptoms. The way that the data is presented makes this unclear.

No. That difference corresponds to the fact that today there are 3 more people. In the hospitals, unlike yesterday. The computation is global and serious symptoms are already included. And the mild moderate ones.

In Tokyo Prefecture There are only 979 people admitted to hospitals. You can check it in the link of the health authority.

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@carpslidy and @therougou: Yes - Sadly there is a hardcore of posters on Japan Today who really seem to wish for the worst and and are only happy (satisfied?) when the news is bad. I've noticed even more so as the situation has stabilized that they tend to only pop up on days when there are 250+ cases confirmed in Tokyo. Don't understand it at all. The situation is clearly under control and we should all be pretty happy that we are here and not in a big European city right now. Bit more perspective needed.

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We all know the value of "*officials said**" *in Japan

yep. Zilch.

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