Tokyo reports 301 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,148


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 301 new cases of the coronavirus, up 22 from Thursday.

The number (153 men and 148 women) is the result of 7,621 tests conducted on March 2. The number of cases aged 60 and over is 89.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 49, down two from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 388.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,148. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (137), Kanagawa (131), Saitama (90), Osaka (74), Hokkaido (64), Aichi (50), Ibaraki (44), Hyogo (36) and Fukuoka (25).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 55.

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The herd is perfect. We will be mask free within 18 months unless flu season hits bad.

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Now I got ya, SandyBeachHeaven! _

Well, no more comments needed, they're always the same, anyways!

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@klaus: We are on the same travel planet mode.

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There's just one thing I always wonder ...

What does that mean that severe symptoms cases are down by xx-amount of people?

Have they been released since they have recovered ..... OR......?

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NHK said 23 died in Tokyo Yesterday,

19 the day before. Five and 19 going back two days more.

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Have they been released since they have recovered ..... OR......?

Then answer is, both. Let's say there are 100 people in critical care. Then in one day, 50 new people are admitted to critical care. On the same day, 53 people are discharged from critical care. Now we have 97 people in critical care, down by 3. If all 53 of the people discharged recovered, great news! On the other hand, if 3 of them recovered, but 50 passed away, not such great news. The stat is pretty useless, but I assume the point is to indicate whether the strain on the medical system has improved or worsened.

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Whatever...there is coming later the one day, when all 150 have been counted.

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@Kiwi: Stats are amazing in population think tank and talk

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@klaus: The severe cases dropped in numbers due to those really old people that got nailed with the virus left this planet.

Japan is doing great and because of attitude and following simple requests by the populous even though quite a number of politicians think they are above us and like $700 steak dinners on the dole

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