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Tokyo reports 300 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,134

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 300 new cases of the coronavirus, up 125 from Monday.

The number (159 men and 141 women) is the result of 4,387 tests conducted on March 13. Seventy-five cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 42, unchanged from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 337.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,134. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (96), Kanagawa (91), Osaka (86), Hyogo (78), Chiba (76), Hokkaido (69), Miyagi (69), Aichi (30), Fukuoka (28) and Okinawa (28),

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 57.

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gakinotsukaiToday 04:38 pm JST

They are having a meeting, discussing, writing reports, hanko stamps on them and send them by fax. Maybe they are also discussing about changing the narrative they are using for way too long.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Somebody is in trouble for doing too many tests that turned positive. They have already scheduled the end of the SOE so they need those numbers to keep going down and especially not be over 300. Further reduction of tests obviously needed

14 ( +16 / -2 )

4387 tests in a city of 15 million. Do I need to say more?

8 ( +18 / -10 )

and yes we are ready for tokyo olympics/smile/...irony off.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Oh, well, those roughly 170 yesterday ......

..... where have they gone?

Again 300 on a "Saturday watch" - not good!

6 ( +11 / -5 )

where are the lowering trend fans ?

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Not impressed by line jumping Suga.

He's been in office six months now, what has changed? We're at the same average figures for Covid we were last July.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

@Jimizo - Safe to assume once they lift the SOE Sunday- it will be back up hovering 500-600 by the middle of the following week. That's my take on it. Bit of warm weather, hopefully encourage people to socialise outside rather than in so we don't return to early January numbers off the back last week of December.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I predict that Japan is in a trough and can either expect another larger wave or a mini-wave if enough vaccines are administered during this calm. The result will be known after Golden Week.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

while staying relatively low.

with low testing, sure all numbers stay "relatively" low

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Right here. The other day I said it'll probably be wobbling around for a while while staying relatively low.

Yep, just bobbing around at that level at the moment.

Could change either way.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

If your old and frail or have underlying health issues your welcome to stay home..If you don't fall into those categories enjoy yourself great season for getting out and about..Japan lost the plot with this Virus unfortunately there is nothing it can do anymore except for getting those vaccines in for those who need them which is not going really well..The government here could organize a .... in a ...house...

3 ( +7 / -4 )

....but I am looking forward to a socially distanced bite to eat after work without having to finish my beer by 7!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

hospitalization rates and deaths continue to fall.

can we trust the hospitalization rates?

do you need to be in the super-exclusive list of tested to get a chance to be hospitalized?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

 Further reduction of tests obviously needed

If they do that people might get suspicious. Better to do many tests and report low positives =)

1 ( +2 / -1 )

It would be wise to keep the SOE in place until the end of "Golden Week".

Anything earlier only serves to increase the risk of infection as more people will be tempted to mingle or make more "non-essential" outings or both. Stay home. Stay safe.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

4387 tests in a city of 15 million. Do I need to say more?

who cares about the daily count? This data point is meaningless because hospitalization rates and deaths continue to fall.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

I am currently in hospital for something non-covid related. I have been talking to the doctors and nurses about the situation. This is a large city hospital, but it doesn't accept Covid patients. The neighbouring city has the main Covid wards. Every patient has to have a PCR test before being hospitalised. Plus the staff have them on a weekly basis. I wonder if these tests are included in the figures.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It would be wise to keep the SOE in place until the end of "Golden Week".

A doctor talking on the idiot box last week suggested we'd need to keep wearing masks for the next FIVE years.People are already starting to go out in the Kanto region because they've had enough.Extending past GW is just asking for trouble.3W's.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

A doctor talking on the idiot box last week suggested we'd need to keep wearing masks for the next FIVE years.

sounds like this quack has a vested interest in the mask industry

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Oh, I am a realist.

What I am not, is someone who waits, like a drooling dog waiting for his dinner, for numbers to come out every day, so as to complain about the low number of tests, or the government fudging the figures - every day !

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

gakinotsukaiToday  04:38 pm JST

where are the lowering trend fans ?

Right here. The other day I said it'll probably be wobbling around for a while while staying relatively low.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

These numbers are tiny and don't justify all of the weeping and wailing.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

All Debbie Downer comments here are upvoted,

while anyone trying to be positive is downvoted.

Says a lot about the mindset of a lot of people on here

-12 ( +6 / -18 )

I always must laugh about the comments here according the Numbers.

yesterday ~4600 tests, ~170 new cases.

People complain, oh very very low tests.

But nobody said anything positive about the low new cases.

Today almost same test amounts but higher number of cases.....oh very high numbers of new cases.

Nobody, except Zoroto, mentioned about the low tests.

That is really funny.

-14 ( +7 / -21 )

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