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Tokyo reports 449 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,442

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 449 new cases of the coronavirus, down 84 from Thursday. The number is the result of 7,443 tests conducted on Dec 1.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 42,793.

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (107), followed by 91 in their 30s, 80 in their 40s and 50 in their 50s.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 53, down one from Thursday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of infected cases was 2,442. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (394), Aichi (215), Hokkaido (212), Kanagawa (188), Saitama (163), Hyogo (129), Ibaraki (85), Chiba (75), Okinawa (47), Fukuoka (45), Shizuoka (41) and Kyoto (35).

Forty-five deaths were reported.

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over 1000 by next week. Suga and Koike have weak hands

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over 1000 by next week. Suga and Koike have weak hands

Disagree, numbers have clearly been kept between the 400’s and 500’s for now. Check the last past few days and keep an eye for the next couple of weeks.

It’s giving a false sense of control over the situation, so Tokyo does not need to go through another state of emergency as Osaka is going now, as it would send a negative image to foreign countries, increasing the risk of no Olympics.

My advise to everyone is keep wearing mask at all times, keep social distance as much as possible and avoid indoors and gatherings at all cost.

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Totally agree. Do not assume what the government is reporting is accurate. From Day 1 they have been determined to set the narrative to suit their needs. For months now, they’ve been saying they will increase testing to 60,000 a day and so far nothing much has changed. It still costs over 300 dollars to get a PCR test. Still around 7,000 tests a day. They are simply trying to run out the clock until a vaccine arrives and hoping to limit the damage. It’s quite disappointing that the Japanese government has taken this lackluster approach but given it is run by those old LDP farmers is anyone surprised? They are incapable of coming up with fresh ideas that we have seen in Taiwan and SKorea. Unless you consider the 5 kos and the 3 c’s an innovative approach. It’s laughable.

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Unless you consider the 5 kos and the 3 c’s an innovative approach. It’s laughable.

You forgot to mention the rainbow sticker. I laugh when I see a rainbow sticker on a restaurant window, but then when I look inside, there are zero visible measures.

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Sever symptoms 53. I am glad to see it go down even if by only one. Here in America it is extreme. It is so sad.

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For months now, they’ve been saying they will increase testing to 60,000 a day and so far nothing much has changed. It still costs over 300 dollars to get a PCR test. Still around 7,000 tests a day. They are simply trying to run out the clock until a vaccine arrives and hoping to limit the damage

That is absolutely spot on. LDP wants the Olympics and to be able to boast about how successful they were " managing the virus" in front of the world and also at the next ballot box that must happen by next fall. As you say Jgovt is simply is limiting testing for as long as possible while rushing to get the vaccine so the true number of infections is never known lest it affects the " Safety, sugoi Japan " image.

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 limiting testing for as long as possible while rushing to get the vaccine 

The problem is the limited hospital space and lack of enough health professionals. Right now, they appear to be at the losing end of the bet, given that the number of serious cases and deaths nationwide are going up steadily.

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There is just no pattern, it is just like imagining what life might be on Mars. There is obviously alot going that is not revealed to the public, the mainstream media can't be trusted so no hope of knowing what is happening.

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There is obviously alot going that is not revealed to the public, the mainstream media can't be trusted so no hope of knowing what is happening.

Just understand what is going on all over the world. Japan is not immune to this pandemic. People be proactive regarding your health and for heavens sake, trust nothing the Japanese government says to you.

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do we have to listen to Covid news all day and all year long it’s getting old.

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Even after 1 year in the pandemic, most of the people here dont understand what is going on and what to do....unbelievable!

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MontyDec. 4  11:25 pm JST

2442 cases among 120.000.000 people...wake up from your Paranoia Man.

The WHO estimates 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild or asymptomatic (The U.K. says 86% there). I.e. They don't know they have it. But they can still spread the virus, in fact if you think about it, they are more likely to be spreading the virus due to ignorance, okay, being less worried, and lack of care.

Japan is the only major country NOT testing for mild/asymptomatic cases.

Logically that would mean there are a lot of spreaders out there running free.

Kinda skews those low figures, doesn't it.

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PM suga need to step-up the effort to flatten the curve before the mass vaccination because there is still some objections on vaccine efficacy till then Japanese people and Foreign residing in Japan need to take responsibility to follow SOP's for at least for next 6 months when mass vaccination will begin.

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