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Tokyo reports 621 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 621 new coronavirus cases, up 12 from Tuesday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 798.9.

People in their 20s (155 cases), their 30s (142) and their 40s (100) accounted for the highest numbers, while 84 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69, up four from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,114.

Osaka reported 668 cases and 25 deaths.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 4,035. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Fukuoka (337), Hyogo (331), Aichi (224), Hokkaido (181), Saitama (165), Kanagawa (152), Chiba (121), Kyoto (93), Okayama (91), Nara (77), Hiroshima (72), Gifu (63), Okinawa (63), Gunma (54), Oita (52), Fukushima (52), Miyazaki (50), Shiga (37), Saga (37), Nagasaki (36), Kumamoto (36) and Ibaraki (36).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 58.

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Looking for the updates later. Thanks for keeping us posted.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Unknown number of tests. The Tokyo Government hasn't updated the test counts since May 2nd.

We can only assume it's extremely low.

The nationwide figure is 1,114.

Is this a new record?

12 ( +19 / -7 )

i am very happy to seeing to lower trend each day. we are beating the virus!

-28 ( +5 / -33 )

We can only assume it's extremely low.

yes, Japan's death rate is very low. Is there any correlation between the number of test conducted and the number of deaths? Why is the benchmark number of tests and not number of deaths???

-20 ( +4 / -24 )

Japan hasn't updated its vaccination numbers for a few days. Interested to know how that is going.

21 ( +22 / -1 )

yes, Japan's death rate is very low. 

It really isn't though.

12 ( +21 / -9 )

Deaths around 50-60 a day in a country of 125 million. That’s excellent. What’s the problem?

-19 ( +8 / -27 )

Unknown number of tests. The Tokyo Government hasn't updated the test counts since May 2nd

Really? From the Tokyo government website:

Updates on COVID-19 in Tokyo

Last update May 4, 2021, 19:15 JST

Transition of test positives by reported date

609 persons

May 4, 2021 as a day(Day-over-day change: -99 persons)

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

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

Always Informative. Thanks for always being first relevant analysis @Zoroto 4:10pm.

“Unknown number of tests. The Tokyo Govt hasn't updated test counts since May 2nd.” -

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Deaths around 50-60 a day in a country of 125 million. That’s excellent. What’s the problem?

Hope you are not serious by the "excellent" part...

Wow...

9 ( +15 / -6 )

Not sure what relevance this post has to the issue:

@K_Y 4:07pm “Looking for the updates later. Thanks for keeping us posted.” -4

Can anyone else clarify?

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Please read the last sentence of the story.

Really?

Yes, really.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Zotto

Well, zero would be “excellent-er”. But a number like 50-60....I mean that’s very “good”, isn’t it?

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Japan hasn't updated its vaccination numbers for a few days. Interested to know how that is going.

As far as I know there was some planned discussions to decide whether they should be urging that vaccinations be done during weekends and holidays. But that was 2-3 weeks ago, so there is no way a decision has been made yet.

So likely, it hasn't been going at all.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

Well, zero would be “excellent-er”. But a number like 50-60....I mean that’s very “good”, isn’t it?

No. "Good" are the numbers posted by other APAC first world countries, South Korea, Taiwan, HK, Singapore, Australia, NZ. So no Japan's numbers are terrible in comparison with its peers in the regions.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

Deaths around 50-60 a day in a country of 125 million. That’s excellent. What’s the problem?

while i certainly believe Japan is doing good thanks to a good food diet (hence less comorbidities factors), the problem is you can't trust these numbers based on :

not enough testing on alive population

no post-mortem tests

historical kodokushi phenomenon where true cause of death isn't reported
21 ( +23 / -2 )

I would be interested to know how many (if any) read the information breaking down age and gender.

I've never seen it reported in any other country and personally find it a completely irrelevant waste of informative space.

Instead, information on the R number in different regions would be much more informative but alas, this needs reliable testing to be possible.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Zoroto

No, those countries are “very excellent” ( although Australia and New Zealand luckier geographic situations).

Any way, the numbers are not enough to support clamping society down in any of these places. I mean, just consider death numbers from other causes.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Keep counting as its a never ending story. Vaccine are suppose to help right?

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

@Oxycodin

Keep counting as its a never ending story. Vaccine are suppose to help right?

I’m so sick of reading misconceptions like that. They never said the vaccines stop you from getting Covid. The vaccines are designed to stop SERIOUS CASES and DEATH from Covid-19. It really shouldn’t be that hard to understand. “I thought bicycle helmets were supposed to stop accidents! Why are people still crashing their bikes when they wear helmets?” That’s the same straw man argument you’re making.

Besides, who in Japan has even been vaccinated? Barely anyone.

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@Eisenach 4pm

609 is the number of positive test results not the number of tests. At the top of that page, in Japanese only for some reason ;-), it says that the average number of tests over the last 3 days is 5341 per day, unbelievably low. The positivity rate is 11%, extremely high.

Plenty more sick people out there milling around.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

@knittyelf

There is, sadly, no vaccine to protect people against the condition from which those you are addressing suffer....

10 ( +10 / -0 )

last 3 days is 5341 per day, unbelievably low.

That's as of May 2 (says right next to it).

My point was, it hasn't been updated for 3 days. Likely it's around 1500.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

According to NHK, in the entire country there have been 9800 tests.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210505/k10013013901000.html

That's why the number of positives are lower. 30-40% positive rate at the minimum.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

yes, Japan's death rate is very low. Is there any correlation between the number of test conducted and the number of deaths? Why is the benchmark number of tests and not number of deaths???

The impossible is posible in J-land.

Maybe some believe that it is possible to get multiple results from one test. Hence no need for increased testing.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

[@Eisenach, @Zoroto] You're right.

We got no updates from 5/2

Only thing I can find are empty PDFs

What is going on?!

10 ( +11 / -1 )

We got no updates from 5/2

Only thing I can find are empty PDFs

What is going on?!

They finally updated the number. 3-day average number of tests as of 5/4 is 2900. Positive rate is up to 9.1%

7-day average number of tests is down to 5500.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

As a university teacher, I am really concerned about the health of my students. Since the recent SOE, my main uni decided to switch to online learning again. I hope the SOE remains in effect so that some real learning in a safe environment can continue. Young people are our future.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@knittyelf

SARS-CoV-2 (the virus) vaccines do protect most people from getting COVID-19 (the disease).

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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