Tokyo reports 270 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,056


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 270 new cases of the coronavirus, down 70 from Thursday.

The number (146 men and 124 women) is the result of 2,145 tests conducted on Feb 23. The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 71.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 70, one down from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 457.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,056. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (117), Chiba (113), Saitama (101), Osaka (77), Fukuoka (52), Aichi (40), Gunma (37), Hokkaido (36), Ibaraki (28), Hyogo (24) and Okinawa (23).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 79.

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Geeze Japan! Don't overdo it and test to many people! Save some tests for another day!

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87.4% of those tested were negative!

Getting bored of typing this but....

If you have a fever, frequent cough, loss of taste or smell or confirmed close contact with a known carrier... You will be tested. If on the other hand you just want a test because you think you may have the virus.. you won't.

If you want to satisfy your curiosity and waste your own time... pay for a test yourself.

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87.4% of those tested were negative!

That's way too low in the context of à very contagious deadly virus.

Remember it started with one person we didn't care about ...

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That's way too low in the context of à very contagious deadly virus.

So it is not so contagious and deadly?

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2,145 tests what a joke desperately holding on to those Olympic dreams.

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