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Tokyo reports 556 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,320

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 556 new cases of the coronavirus, up 163 from Monday.

The number (305 men and 251 women) is the result of 6,477 tests conducted on Jan 30.

By age group, the highest number of cases were in their 20s (114), followed by 93 in their 30s, 89 in their 40s, 67 in their 50s, 51 in their 80s, 47 in their 60s and 36 in their 70s.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 129, down four from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 975.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 2,320. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Saitama (247), Chiba (222), Osaka (211), Kanagawa (187), Hyogo (135), Hokkaido (105), Aichi (101), Fukuoka (77), Kyoto (56), Okinawa (46) and Gunma (38).

Nationwide, the number of coronavirus-related deaths was 119.

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Seems like sending suspected cases to private testing centres whose positive figures are not included in the govt national tally and a change in policy to conduct contact tracing is working out really well for the govt. The unique Japan model the world should copy. Virus would be gone in a few weeks.

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despite the miraculous drop in numbers that no other country can replicate, (a dramatic drop in numbers simply by closing bars at 8PM) it seems the government may not believe their own numbers because they have extended the SOE

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Tokyo had a record 23 deaths today. I wonder if this includes those who die at home, or only in the hospital.

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Seems like sending suspected cases to private testing centres whose positive figures are not included in the govt national tally and a change in policy to conduct contact tracing is working out really well for the govt.

Super convenient, isn't it? It even includes clear deniability, "oh we didn't know, the bad clinic didn't report the positive test."

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Ridiculously low testing and always a minimum 10% positive. Scary stuff. Imagine what the figure would be if they tested 100,000 a day as they should. To anyone who thinks it's under control: "Ya dreaming!!!!"

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So it's only slightly below 10% today, but cases of serious illness still seem to be going up, as with deaths. I thought Suga said it would be under control by now. Didn't he give it the PM's vow?

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@Zoroto

This may — or may not — answer part of your question:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210126/p2a/00m/0na/011000c

It doesn’t say, however, whether the numbers are included in the official count of the COVID deceased.

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And yet they are so open about this. You'd figure that they wouldn't tell anyone of it really were a conspiracy.

Doesn't have to be a conspiracy. Just a policy directive intentionaly designed to keep reported numbers low ...same objective , different method to a few months ago.

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My local hospital refuses to test me, referring me to a clinic.

It is easy to skew the numbers in Japan, they are doing it right now.

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Last month, Japanese authorities gave up "contact tracing to infection cluster", number of PCR test has decreased.

'the number of coronavirus-related deaths, 119' is worst in Japan.

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Saturday's test results, all I can say.

And up again compared with yesterday.

Friday's result was almost the same amount of tests but 393 cases.

Any idea?

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Considering there are no recorded influenza cases and related deaths this year, how do these numbers compare? Does anyone have the figures?

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kurisupisuFeb. 2  11:02 pm JST

My local hospital refuses to test me, referring me to a clinic.

So you're not actually being denied a test, just told to get it elsewhere?? Are you just after a test out of curiosity or have you been in contact with a positive case or been symptomatic yourself?

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So which is it? 676 or 556?

Moderator: 556.

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Nationwide, the number of coronavirus-related deaths was 119

Too high still, not good

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Compare Japan to other countries.

Japan does not live in a void.

Japan is not the only country dealing with this. Worldwide pandemic.

Lets judge countries side by side. Then you'll realize Japan is better then most countries when it comes to Covid.

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stuff. Imagine what the figure would be if they tested 100,000 a day as they should.

Then the positivity rate would drop significantly. The ONLY reason the rate is do high in Japan is that they only test people who are sick and showing symptoms.

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Definitely a conspiracy! That’s why they declared an extension of the emergency... doh!

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Damn that’s like 233 more than yesterday :(

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Number of cases went back up by a large margin, wonder why people are still unhappy

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Seems like sending suspected cases to private testing centres whose positive figures are not included in the govt national tally and a change in policy to conduct contact tracing is working out really well for the govt. The unique Japan model the world should copy. Virus would be gone in a few weeks.

And yet they are so open about this. You'd figure that they wouldn't tell anyone of it really were a conspiracy.

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