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Tokyo reports 276 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,214

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 276 new cases of the coronavirus, down 153 from Sunday. It was the first time the number has dropped below 300 since Dec 7 when the figure was 299.

The number (143 men and 133 women) is the result of 5,424 tests conducted on Feb 5. Of the total, 109 cases were people aged 60 and older.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 104, down seven from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 773.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,214. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (155), Kanagawa (121), Saitama (121), Osaka (119), Fukuoka (57), Hokkaido (50), Aichi (43), Okinawa (40), Hyogo (33) and Ibaraki (31).

The number of reported coronavirus-related deaths nationwide was 71.

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Truly my hats off to J-Gov and the expert panels. Positive numbers drop by 90% after only one month of politely asking bars to close by 8.

Everybody else is doing it wrong. Time to end the SOE early and restart GoTo!

14 ( +32 / -18 )

It's Monday...... Wait till tomorrow! ALWAYS lower numbers on Monday. Nothing to get happy about yet!

6 ( +21 / -15 )

Fantastic! Definitely the right direction.

-6 ( +15 / -21 )

Yubaru,

not tomorrow, but on Thursday.

These numbers here are the "Friday count", so surprisingly pretty low.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

This is great news, let’s loosen up a little and learn to have fun again. It will be hard at first but you’ll work it out;)

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

Seems good, but i'll wait for the update

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Well done to Japan for getting on top of the virus.

-18 ( +9 / -27 )

State of Emergency has been proved to be the best to prevent or reduce the pandemic. Never again "Go To Travel and Go To Eat" campaigns and No Olympics, please.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

5,424 tests conducted

I think it's time to pack up the testing operations. Why waste time and money testing when the virus is clearly defeated. /s

10 ( +22 / -12 )

And it will keep decreasing.

No way those high numbers would last long with last call for the Olympics being so soon. You could even have tens of thousands new cases a day, no way that would go to the press.

Also time to re allow international business travel, as per huge pressure from big companies.

Too many billions at stake.

Numbers will be low from now. Just wait and see.

9 ( +20 / -11 )

That random PCR testing that Japan promised 2 weeks ago...

What happened to that?!

https://japantoday.com/category/national/Japan-to-start-random-PCR-testing-to-ascertain-extent-of-infections

12 ( +16 / -4 )

https://japantoday.com/category/national/Japan-to-start-random-PCR-testing-to-ascertain-extent-of-infections

It's no longer needed as the cases have dropped. Same as with Koike's promised 60,000 tests per day, and the free testing promised in Hiroshima.

We are lucky it we are still getting a vaccine by February. Now that the cases have dropped, there is a clear way of out of having to do anything re vaccinations.

7 ( +17 / -10 )

Well we all (should) know by now the weekend numbers are always lower but the reason for lower numbers is due to people slowly starting to be a bit more cautious. I think it would be a terrible psychological burden on somebody who caught covid-19 then gave it to somebody at risk and that person dies. Sure you may not be held accountable but you probably should be,

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Oh, yes! Let’s all jump around like fools quoting statistics that are only gathered from people showing flu like symptoms. There is nothing to celebrate. Most people who carry the virus do not develop symptoms at all.

5 ( +14 / -9 )

Hallelujah! It's a Miracle!

Why even bother testing?

15 ( +21 / -6 )

@James

the reason for lower numbers is due to people slowly starting to be a bit more cautious.

Haven’t noticed any difference from now vs 4 weeks ago when the numbers were 10x higher.

Restaurants packed, trains packed, offices alike.

These sudden numbers are a non sense lie/propaganda to “save face” from the current political crisis and extremely low approval rate, and of course to try get away with the Olympics.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Wow, yes, it really is magical! Other countries should do this magic trick as well to get rid of their positive cases. Just direct the testing to private facilities who don't need to burden the society by sharing their results, and only test the extremely ill in the first place. Doing 1/3 of tests means 2/3 less cases. Poof! Problem sorted. The rest of the world have got it all wrong. A 'close contact' also means only those people who you've been frenching for more than 15minutes. Not your coughing colleagues who you've sat next to for hours in the office (where you had to go in the first place as your boss says "face to face meetings are a necessity "). Please write this all down, EU and US.

19 ( +24 / -5 )

When they're not testing nearly as much as anyone else and not doing contact tracing what's the point?

13 ( +16 / -3 )

@AG

I am not in Tokyo, but where I am I have noticed a difference in how people are moving around during the day. During december and January i was seeing a large number of maskless people moving around and restaurants were packed, When i went to pick up some takeaway Udon and Tempura yesterday early evening I was surprised to see that there was still room for more dinners and nobody was waiting for a seat.

These sudden numbers are a non sense lie/propaganda to “save face” from the current political crisis and extremely low approval rate, and of course to try get away with the Olympics.

Yea right, that is obviously the case.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

It's Monday...... Wait till tomorrow! ALWAYS lower numbers on Monday. Nothing to get happy about yet!

The 3-7 rolling average is more reliable to see the overall pattern.

Or if you insist, please check and compare it with the number of last Monday or futher before. It has been clearly decreasing for a month in a row:

1024 -- 618 -- 393 (last Monday) -- 276 (today)

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

These low and lowering numbers make it possible for people to live, travel and eat out again.

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

The decrease is not surprising at all with that SoE but the pace of this sudden decrease is surprising, should I say amazing. Not natural. Tricky numbers. Testing down

At that pace, I expect less than 20 in Tokyo next Monday, then it will be time for Koike to declare the virus out of the Tokyo streets. No need for tests, vaccines and masks anymore. Welcome to the Olympics.

The Japanese model will be praised again from overseas.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

Deaths higher than in yesterday's report.

But rolling average is on the way down a little since 2/5.

Hope it continues that way

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

But thats for nationwide figures sorry, for tokyo its still on the way up but appears to be levelling

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Japanese are beings of light inmune to COVID-19.

no need to test, we believe we are immune. and we live our happy lives with that believe.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

The number of patients hospitalized for COVID in Tokyo Prefecture is decreasing. However. It is a very slow decline.

This is very good news. Everything seems to point to Tokyo having just passed the crest of the 3rd wave.

But Tokyo is still in a critical situation. There are still 2663 people hospitalized by COVID.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in Tokyo Prefecture per 100,000 population is: 19,07 points.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The number of infections cannot decrease. It can only rise or stop rising. It’s like a co-worker who steals everyday some money out of your purse in the locker room. Would you also be happily ecstatic and shouting around in the company ‘but today he didn’t steal 500¥, only 200¥’? See, you only trick yourself....lol

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The number of infections cannot decrease. It can only rise or stop rising.

But the change in infections can rise or decrease, and seeing as this is what is referred to with 'increases' and 'decreases' in infections, so your point is moot.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Great 5000 tests keep those numbers down the show must go on...

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Does this mean I can have my job back or just that there is no need to give any free masks or money because its almost back to normal now?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Just seen on SMS that a local Kid in a Central Tokyo ("Mita") based Junior high school has been hospitalized with the S.A. version... If true, its certainly not a time to be off guard.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Truly my hats off to J-Gov and the expert panels. Positive numbers drop by 90% after only one month of politely asking bars to close by 8.

These could be just Olympic numbers. Fool me once.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

meanwhile, in the REAL WORLD:

Patients were arriving in waves and the situation at the hospital became dysfunctional pretty quickly. There was nothing we could do.

A doctor who supervises the emergency unit at Chiba University Hospital. Ambulance crews are increasingly finding it difficult to find medical institutions to receive patients for emergency treatment, particularly in Tokyo and other prefectures where a state of emergency has been declared due to the coronavirus crisis.

Patients were arriving in waves and the situation at the hospital became dysfunctional pretty quickly. There was nothing we could do. - Japan Today

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Am I the only one who just dont believe in these numbers anymore? Olympics are near ...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Am I the only one who just dont believe in these numbers anymore? 

No. Pick a number and stand in line. Its going to be a long time. Looooong line.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

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