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Tokyo reports 256 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,119


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 256 new cases of the coronavirus, down 86 from Saturday.

The number (133 men and 123 women) is the result of 7,409 tests conducted on March 18. Eighty cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 47, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 324.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,119. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Miyagi (112), Osaka (100), Chiba (88), Saitama (79), Kanagawa (77), Hokkaido (60), Hyogo (46), Aichi (34) and Yamagata (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 19.

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7,409 tests?!

not enough!

game over!

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Yeah, what does he mean “game over?” I have been going to work for the past year in a huge office in the middle of Tokyo.

do you think I can go into work tomorrow and tell my boss “sorry, game over?”


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hilarious !!

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A serious question. How come Shizuoka , being a Tokyo neighbouring prefecture, every day, announces, 1, 2 or zero cases ?

while Tokyo and the other 3 prefectures record + 100 every day ?

If correct we should all move there. The virus seems scared of Shizuoka

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um, maybe compare the populations of Shizuoka and Tokyo and you might have an answer. Yamanashi, Tochigi are also very low.

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According to data provided by the Tokyo Prefectural Government. The analysis is as follows.

The total rate of persons hospitalized per 100,000 inhabitants is: 9,71 points. This is encouraging. Because it is below 10 points. And that's a good thing.

But we must be cautious. The downward trend has stopped. Implying that Tokyo Prefecture, has just reached the ground of the infection curve.

It is still too early if this is the beginning of the dreaded 4th wave. We hope that this is a stabilization and not a rebound of infected people.

This has been my analysis.

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Has anyone seen or heard anywhere where the Tokyo cases are occurring? Earlier on we would get reports of clusters, but these days there is no indication of where or how people are contracting the virus.

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