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Tokyo reports 539 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,560

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported a record high 539 new cases of the coronavirus, up 17 from Friday. The number is the result of 6,962 tests conducted on Nov 18.

The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 37,317.

By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (139), followed by 110 in their 30s, 105 in their 40s and 68 in their 50s.

The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 40, up three from Friday, health officials said.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 2,560. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (415), Hokkaido (234), Aichi (211), Kanagawa (193), Saitama (173), Hyogo (153), Chiba (109), Ibaraki (66), Shizuoka (60) and Okinawa (42).

Five coronavirus-related deaths were reported.


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Don't worry, we are almost at the testing rate of the long weekend. The numbers will surely be lower for Sun/Mon/Tue.

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The number of infected people in Tokyo with severe symptoms is 40, up three from Friday, health officials said.

This number is not super important. I wonder why the hospital occupancy rate is not reported instead. That must have surely gone up a lot with thousands of cases a week.

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@Zoroto,

Lol.

I am sure the numbers will be way down after the long weekend.

Thank goodness this Fall has been wonderful and most people have been outdoors rather than indoors like they will be in the coming weeks!

I wonder how the government will fudge the numbers when the weather really turns to Winter.

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@Zoroto

I wonder why the hospital occupancy rate is not reported instead. 

This might have what you are looking for. Today's numbers have yet to be posted as I post this comment. https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

P.S. You can change the language on the left, if needed.

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Just take the number of tests and divide it by 14 or so and you will be close to the the number of new cases. More tests, more cases. Virus gets worse, the number you dive it by gets smaller. This time you can divide it by 13. There aren’t enough tests to get a real picture though.

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This might have what you are looking for. Today's numbers have yet to be posted as I post this comment. https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

Thanks. I know what website, it shows the # of "hospitalized" patients at 1350. I believe that also includes things like hotels where mild cases stay. 1350 in actual hospital beds is probably not possible. I am interested in the actual in-hospital figure, as that's what puts pressure on the staff and the health-system overall.

I know this is anecdotal, and no proof in any way, but I live very close to a COVID-treating hospital, and a Tokyu REI Hotel used for COVID patients. Lately, I hear ambulance sirens constantly.

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Sounds like the JGOV is having a party with the GO TO stuff. Negligence on there part and should have never there in the first place especially PANDEMIC CRISIS.

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I've got a buddy working in one of those four letter eikaiwa who said they have been getting some students who've tested positive. This person's studio even took away their alcohol spray because apparently it's too expensive. Safety last! I feel sorry for you folks in that black industry. Be careful.

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Most of the sprays are diluted to a point they are not remotely efficient anyway. But is always about face and appearance here. Not content but perception.

print a sticker and don’t worry, we will not check.

plastic mouth covers that don’t stop anything

and so on

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Agreed. Those stupid translucent face shields don't seem to stop people shouting, rather they seem encouraged by them. Do they think they are doctors or something, preventing patients coughing aerosols at them?

With those worse-than-useless chin shields though, and bowing low, they're blowing stuff straight forwards.

Either way, if they are positive but symptomless, they will be silent spreaders.

OK, we get that people can see your mouth and conversation is easier, but use your brains please.

Oh, and in a world where nothing is perfect, a regular cloth mask can be a more effective two-way filter/baffle.

Two people, four ways.

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Absolutely agree with the comments here regarding the useless plastic mouth covers.

Along with suspending Go To Travel, the Japanese Government should actively discourage the use of those.

If people aren’t smart enough to conclude those are the same as no mask then its time for the Government to step in.

The use of those is increasing at an alarming rate!!

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Lately, I hear ambulance sirens constantly.

Same here in Yokohama. Makes me wonder if the ambulance crews have taken a vow of silence. They must be exhausted.

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By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s (139), followed by 110 in their 30s, 105 in their 40s and 68 in their 50s.

Why are the most vulnerable age groups 60s to 90s always left out?

Can JT explain why.

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Why are the most vulnerable age groups 60s to 90s always left out?

Can JT explain why.

Probably because there are hardly any people in those age groups getting infected, or perhaps they’re not getting tested or showing positive.

The media and governments keep focusing on the number of supposed infections, but because the number of hospitalizations and deaths is low and the vast majority are already very old and sick, reporting that doesn’t have the desired fear effect. The idea is to make you think younger people are vulnerable to getting sick, even when this is not the case for more than 99% of people. Hard to unnecessarily vaccinate people who don’t need it.

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@zatoizugoodo

Should I recommend you to advice your friend to try to get in touch with some union if it is not already the case. Even if not joining, perhaps they can give update about what is going on and advice. I think for foreign language teaching one of the biggest one should be General Union.

https://www.generalunion.org/

I am sorry for your friends too and other facing the same kind (or not) of difficulties too.

I think Japan should just think of the greater good of the country as its people and get rid of black and wannabe black company no matter the field. And not just think of the upper people good. The nearest you are of protecting 100% of your people the better overall for the country.

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Covid-19 data. From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/

Number of people hospitalized by COVID. Reported on Saturday, November 14: 1179.

Number of people hospitalized by COVID. Reported on Friday, November 20: 1350.

Number of people hospitalized by COVID. Reported on Saturday, November 21: 1375.

Day-over-day change: +25 persons

Difference from Saturday to Saturday: +196 people

Mild-moderate and Serious symptoms data. They are already included in the total number of people hospitalized. It should also be remembered that data on severe symptoms are already reflected in the Japan Today article. And there is no need to mention them again in the comments.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Saturday, November 14 was: 8,46 points.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. On Friday, November 20 it was: 9,69 points.

Patients hospitalized by COVID in Tokyo Prefecture, per 100,000 inhabitants. Today, Saturday November 21 is: 9,87 points.

Day-over-day change: +0,18 points.

Difference from Saturday to Saturday: +1,41 points.

We close the weekly count Saturday - Saturday.

This week. The number of people hospitalized by Covid in Tokyo Prefecture rose by 196, reaching a total of 1375 people today, Saturday.

As for the hospitalization rate per 100,000 inhabitants of Corononavirus It stands at 9,87 points. Very close to 10 points. A very worrying level. Because it clearly indicates that the situation is getting worse very quickly. 

Strong measures must be taken. Both at the administrative level and at the individual personal level. Because the situation can get worse. This is what the data and prediction models indicate.

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@moderator

I clearly appreciate :

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m.

So I would like, if possible, that you pinpoint the one(s) in charge of this daily update to do something about the :

Five coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

As we know, that, unfortunately, the death number is going to get up thought the day and is just an indication of death reported at some point not the full picture of the day. That give a false impression about the number of deaths coronavirus-related. As an illustration let take the period throught November the first to Novmber the 18th by JT :

*01/11/20 4 02/11/20 not reported 03/11/20 6 04/11/20 not reported 05/11/20:4 06/11/20:4 07/11/20:5 08/11/20:7 09/11/20:12 10/11/20:9 11/11/20:7 12/11/20:6 13/11/20:9 14/11/20:2 15/11/20:6 16/11/20:6 17/11/20:7 18/11/20:12 = total : 106**

For the same period, NHK : 164 ; MHLW : 156.**

I think you get the problem.

*any calculation mistake claim should be adressed to my table

Also, if possible, I think lot of us will appreciate JT not focusing so much about Tokyo. Lot of people get stuck on that without much regard to other places which can be more worrisome even thought they also have their fair share of JT user. I am not saying you should report every prefecture but perhaps have some automatic calculation tools which will help you pinpoint which prefecture to put on the front then add the others worrisome prefectures with a bottom line explaining your process and that the non mentioned prefecture thought potentially not free of infectious are as of now not facing crisis according to your data at hand thus you are not responsible if the data they produce are giving a fake picture.

Thanks for your time and work.

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