Tokyo reports 352 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,174


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 352 new cases of the coronavirus, up 53 from Monday. The number is the result of 4,067 tests conducted on Dec 5.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 44,355.

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (78), followed by 71 in their 30s and 59 in their 40s.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 60, up six from Monday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of infected cases was 2,174. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (258), Hokkaido (204), Aichi (199), Saitama (172), Kanagawa (152), Hyogo (145), Fukuoka (85), Chiba (80), Hiroshima (50), Gifu (40), Ibaraki (34) and Gunma (32).

Forty-seven deaths were reported.

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Decreasing number of tests.

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Decreasing number of tests.

Always lower testing on the weekends as they only test people with symptoms hence the high percentage of positives.

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Decreasing tests (of course ... Saturday) .....

.... but despite that still roughly 10% (plus minus something).

Next will be Sunday's "count", again between 200 and 300.

After that Monday's count, which will be higher again.

It goes up and down, and up and down again.

But it definitely doesn't look too promising!

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how many deads?

how many in % from all covid positive cases?

just to be in picture and focused...i always MISS these important informations as you always "forget" to inform us...

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

I wonder why the weekend results show about 8% of those tested testing positive and the weekday positive cases are 5% usually. Did they forget to manipulate the numbers on weekends?

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A 9% positive rate for Tokyo is very troubling. Hoping this drastically comes down.

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how many deads?

By going to the link in the article, and then clicking on "Click here to see a running total of deaths over time"

we see that according to those official numbers from the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health:

2 people died of covid in Tokyo on Dec 5.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

how many deads?

Look it up, the information you are asking for on a daily basis is readily available.

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A 9% positive rate for Tokyo is very troubling. Hoping this drastically comes down.

I'm very surprised this kind of comment continue to appear.

These tests do no represent a random sampling of the population.

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So below 500 at least for the past 2 days. Good for Tokyo I guess. It's Osaka that's more of the concern now, and Hokkaido.

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These tests do no represent a random sampling of the population.

In most nations, Covid tests do not represent a "random sampling". They represent symptomatic patients of various degrees. A 9% positive rate - anywhere - is worryingly high.

Far more testing of symptomatic patients needs to be done in a city as enormous as Tokyo than a handful per day, quickly, to gain information about clusters.

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Where’s the vaccine?

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

2 people died of covid in Tokyo on Dec 5.

Tokyo population about 19,000,000.

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I would love to see an in depth article of statistics here, so all the people that think they know that there are a zillion sick and dying here can learn something.

The methodology of testing here is very good.

-18 ( +5 / -23 )

2 people died of covid in Tokyo on Dec 5.

Tokyo population about 19,000,000.

Quick, lock everything down and force vaccinate everyone!

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

Oh ok everything is fine now time to Olympic on there Koike maybe us pheasants needs some more of your signboards...

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Raw Beer understands. It is not the checking number game, it is checking those with some real symptoms.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Shame those with ‘real symptoms’ can’t get tested and are left to die, like that 42 year old in Ishikawa.

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I have read the comments on here since COVID-19 started..same comments literally EVERY-SINGLE-DAY. Give us something new to read!

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In addition to the cumulative case number, JT could you at least print the number of people who have recovered or the like to show some perspective?

For reference, the current number of discharged persons is 39,124.

If we relied on this website's daily reports, one might be forgiven for thinking that there are currently 44,355 active cases.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

2 people died of covid in Tokyo on Dec 5.

47 nationally, a new daily record. Non-Tokyo lives matter.

Whether or not you feel this is reason for concern is another matter.

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Agree with Kyron and Clip.

Showing all numbers is much more fair for us to get a handle on the whole situation.

Japan has an interesting approach by its top doctors on testing.

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The goal is to the numbers down day by day to make it seem like it was never a big issue in the first place.

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Keep sweeping the numbers under the rug all you want. Consequence are comming regardless.

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It is bemusing to see people constantly bemoaning the reporting here as inadequate because it lacks this statistic or that statistic, where they have clearly been able to access that information somewhere to make the claim. If anyone is using JT as their sole source of Covid information in Japan, I fear the issue is far worse than simple not reporting the number of hospitalisations. Personally I recommend this site for a comprehensive data set:

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