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Tokyo reports 57 new coronavirus infections

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Those who are living in Japan and believe these numbers are just a nuisance and nothing serious.

First, go and try and get a test done and your chances of being successful is about 1 percent or less.

Second, 4 consecutive days of 50 plus cases, and since the testing is done on such a small scale these numbers are quite scary especially since they are targeting mainly the hostess clubs. Who visits the hostess clubs married men who need their egos stoked up.

A telling sign already 2 teachers in their 50's got the virus my guess they picked it up from one of their students and or their husbands. Yes, there is a chance they picked it up from someone on the train, but there was a family of 5 all tested for the positive this week and 3 members were kids under the age of 10.

Until the Japanese government gives up all the stats and not just the number of tested positive for the day err on the very high of caution that there are thousands of more cases out there. If you are one of those who think this is nothing, if you fall sick stay home and don't bother the doctors and hospitals or the rest of society because you chose to be selfish and not take this seriously.

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If you are not sick, you won’t be tested. Nobody is testing or finding asymptomatic cases unless your profession is deemed risky. Asymptomatic cases are busy spreading covid to their friends and coworkers, so please enjoy those low numbers while you can.

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"""Seventeen of the 57 were either workers or customers of host clubs and other nighttime establishments"""

almosr 30% !!! Nothing more could be done to in these areas of work, if someone choose to go and get infected then let them have at it.

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Perhaps Japan should stop abandoning people at 1.30 a.m miles from home as it's deemed too late for people to be out? My last train home only got me half way there so I spent the last four hours unnecessarily breathing all over a karaoke and seven eleven. I'm now on the first Morning train and it's full of people just like me. We are all sharing the virus. All of us could have been safely home hours ago. What a joke Japanese public transport is.

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As always with these news, let's all do the only sensible thing to do: scream and cry

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Just after more cases getting reported, number of cases tested are decreased by 10 times. what logic explains that?

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The only number that counts is body count and it seems low

That's rich. What makes you think you have any accurate numbers at all? It's already been documented that likely deaths get attributed to other ailments. Anything and everything to stop any news

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in a free press we would be hearing about the aches and pains of ramping up the resources necessary for a testing system for 20,000 to 50,000 people per day so it's clear they're not doing anything of the kind

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The only number that counts is body count and it seems low in Japan.

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the meaningless arbitrary number is rising, time to pick another meaningless arbitrary number. Without the testing numbers it's just PR

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There were 21,000 people tested in Melbourne in the last 24 hours.

Thats about the number of tests whole of Japan manages in a week mate ...the testing here has always been and continues to be pathetically low , intentionally. Any other country, heads would roll but in this land of shooganai the LDP daimyos in charge don't give a toss. keeping the numbers low makes it possible for Abe Inc. to push ," Japan,s success at managing the outbreak ," narrative. There is an election coming within the next 12 months after all so the BS needs to be maintained.

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Yokohama station is like a petri dish, look how many people touch the suica scanner with their wallet. Ojisans coughing and sneezing into the air and grabbing the train hand straps after picking their noses.

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I don't think it's only among Japanese people have this epidemic numbers increasing in Tokyo area.

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I was near Yokohama Station tonight and it was packed! This virus has every opportunity to thrive.

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One other potential problem I see here is weaponizing the virus for ultimately profits.

for example, infiltrating an asymptomatic client by competitors.

I sincerely doubt this is regulated or looked into (maybe it is just not sure).

How does this tracing work ? I would imagine the tracing team and whoever enforces these tests has the authority to close down shops like those in kabukicho or roppongi.

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I sincerely doubt the increase in cases had much to do with the lifting of the restrictions in Tokyo. These numbers are result of tracing people. Or in other words, really June is not so different from May.

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So, according to the link from Richard White (thanks), the number of seriously ill patients in the Tokyo metro area has been declining steadily and now sits at 14 people, and the number of hospitalised people is at 231 and is staying flat, even though the number of tests is gradually rising (but still far fewer than elsewhere around the world.

So it seems that very few people are getting sick. A couple of months back the government kept testing low in a vain hope of keeping the Olympics. Now it seems, to me at least, they are keeping test numbers low because high numbers would indicate few people are getting sick, which in turn suggests the virus is either not as dangerous to most people as they want us to believe, or the virus is mutating into less potent strains.

For us to adopt this "new normal" garbage they're pushing, we need to be scared, but the evidence doesn't seem to be on their side.

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57 people infected with a virus 99.99999% of them will get over in a few days or show no symptoms at all. Run for the hills everyone!

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So 57 people got the sniffles....

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57 in a city of of more than 40 million when including the metro area. Not newsworthy, stop the fearmongering!

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For all the latest COVID-19 info for the Tokyo area https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

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The media said, half number of the infection cases are occupied night club related workers and young people from 20s to 30s

I wish Tokyo government has continued monitored and controlled the trend

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Only 20,000 infected. BS.

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Please report how many were tested!! Give the people some context!

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It is past the time to turn Rainbow bridge red.

Or is the government worried more about economy.

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My company alone tested 5 positives in a single day.....one company finding 10% of all positives for that day? REALLY? These numbers are definitely being under reported

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There are usually less than 2000 tests per day. Yesterday there was 1883 tests. Sunday under 300 tests.

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The majority are young and asymptomatic from certain areas or industry. They are not patients while some media outlets label them so.

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And.... how many were tested, and how many of the positive people are symptomatic, seriously ill and so on?

Stats are basically meaningless without proper context.

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Without the number of tested 50 "new" cases has no meaning whatsoever.

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The problem with going to a nightclub or a live venue right now is the very real possibility the band or dj would suck even more than usual and there would be no audience . Campai !

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Are they still doing testing in Tokyo? There seems to be a need to do so. I understand that 50 new cases might seem trivial in such a large city, but how many new cases are acceptable?

Melbourne has had a surge in hotspot cases too, mostly from overseas. There were 21,000 people tested in Melbourne in the last 24 hours.

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