Tokyo reports 340 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,025


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 340 new cases of the coronavirus, up 127 from Wednesday.

The number (180 men and 160 women) is the result of 10,228 tests conducted on Feb 22. The number of infected people aged 60 and over was 87.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 71, up two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 487.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,025. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (119), Saitama (111), Chiba (107), Osaka (82), Hokkaido (43), Aichi (41) and Hyogo (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 49.

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Nothing to see here. Move on.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

"Nothing to see"?

Nothing new?

Yesterday it was 213 today 340.

Looks like an increase to me.

2 ( +12 / -10 )

Hmmm - ten times more tests than the day before, and less than 100 more cases?

Either this is very good news, or something fishy is going on.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Good news

1 ( +8 / -7 )

I agree with Tora. Nothing to see herre. Lots more tests - smaller uptick of positive cases. Seems like good news to me.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Bad news

50% increase from yesterday. Bottom of the curve reached. Next wave set to begin. New variants taking hold in Japan. Notice how news of the Japanese variants with more than 90 cases has disappeared from the news. perhaps they stopped testing for the variants along with stopping contact tracing and keeping the testing numbers as low as possible. The Olympics are approaching and spread of a Japanese variant would be the worst possible news so I guess they figure just don't test and don't check for the variants and all will be good.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

Japan needs to stop living in 1990, get away from the fax machine and learn to count! Since the very first day Covid19 was detected the numbers have not been correct. Are the Gaijin the only ones who don't believe the numbers? Has everyone else been brainwashed to believe what they are told by NHK aka..State run television just like North Korea?

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Thursday is almost always the highest number of the week.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

@Robert Cikki well, sure. government is hiding bodies and covering up deaths for the sake of olympics comments are constructive criticism then i don't know what to say. i hate the people in power but that's the kinda comments you see here.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

@Robert Cikki sure, our government sucks big time. but that kinda criticism isn't what we give as responsible citizens.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Has everyone else been brainwashed to believe what they are told by NHK aka..State run television just like North Korea?

Do you really watch NHK in Japanese?

Some NHK analysts can be critical. Watch 9 news main caster , the very popular journalist Mr Arima, has often in a soft Japanese way been critical of the government . He is the best NHK news journalist I have seen. He expresses his personal opinion.

But unfortunately he will leave the position at the end of March. Some rumors say it was pressure from the Suga’s office because during an interview he asked a question not on the list. For sure it is a state controlled tv as it is public and people pay for it That’s why NHK has to keep neutral and can not go much against the government

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Low for a Thursday, but deaths are still a worry.

The problem with cases going low is that probably someone is already planning how to put half a dozen Go To campaigns so their very important friends can profit again.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I’ll be driving to work tomorrow then..,

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Lol you people are barking up the wrong tree.

Japan's plan for the pandemic is clearly working, has been for a year now.

If you feel the need to criticize mindlessly whatyou should do is look at those countries which have thousands of deaths daily, not Japan who has managed now again to keep it to tens.

The idiots just look at the number of tests and treat it as some sort of gauge of how a country is doing, don't be one of them.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

the percentages defeat all logic, day by day goes randomly from 10% to 65%

is there any statistics expert that can make any sense of this mess?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Its slick politics, lower the numbers to people to think the virus is under control and to get the people comfortable so they can come out and support the Olympics.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I’ll be driving to work tomorrow then..,

Best to do that every day for mental health reasons as well.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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