People walk on a street in Ginza, Tokyo, on Tuesday. Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara
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Tokyo reports 828 new coronavirus cases; 1,231 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 828 new coronavirus cases, the result of 6,444 tests, up 403 from Monday. Osaka Prefecture topped the nation's count again with 1,231 recorded cases.

In Tokyo, people in their 20s (220 cases) and their 40s (125) accounted for the highest numbers, while 168 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55, unchanged from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 916, up 18 from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,950. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (505), Aichi (281), Fukuoka (277), Kanagawa (212), Saitama (183), Chiba (129), Hokkaido (121), Kyoto (112), Okinawa (86), Nara (74), Gifu (53), Oita (51), Gunma (49), Ibaraki (48), Hiroshima (47), Okayama (47), Kumamoto (46), Shiga (44), Mie (44) and Nagasaki (43).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 55.

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up 403 from Monday. 

I'm not one to complain usually, but I mean bloddy hell, come on.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

828, highest count for a Tuesday since 26 January.

Any deniers? Would like to know when those tests were conducted.

If it was again 3 days ago (Saturday or Sunday) this would be quite an "amount".

18 ( +23 / -5 )

Bring on the Olympics and take away our doctors and nurses for 6 weeks! I am sure entertained by this government.

22 ( +24 / -2 )

@klausdorth

The deniers have moved the goalposts to "hey, it is better than X country's numbers still!". Always a way to downplay something I suppose.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

Addfwyn,

agreed! Or maybe it's fake news, not so serious, and so on.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

5,265 tested? This should be under the Crime section.

29 ( +32 / -3 )

This is what happens when you keep telling lies Suga San

21 ( +22 / -1 )

people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55

55 people among 14.000.000 is 0.0003%

That is all that need to be said.

-24 ( +16 / -40 )

Wow! Danger.

-17 ( +2 / -19 )

Anyway you want to spin this, its alarming.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

GenHXZToday  04:21 pm JST

5,265 tested? This should be under the Crime section.

GenXHXZ - where did you find the number of tests? Looks like it's back on the "need-to-know basis" so treasured by JT, who know on which side ther bread is buttered.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

5,265 tested? This should be under the Crime section.

Where did we get that number? Just curious

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The nationwide figure is 916, up 18 from Monday.

This is by far the highest in East Asia, including hard-hit countries like the Philippines.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

When the numbers are low, like yesterday, people here say numbers are manipulated and you can not believe these numbers.

But when the numbers are high, people say, Wow so high, that is alarming and so on.

It is funny to see that the people believe in high numbers ONLY.

It gives me the feeling, that I had already many many times here, that people are really hope and wish that Japan goes into a big Corona Crisis.

-29 ( +11 / -40 )

Japanese citizens and residents are still free to travel overseas to any country that doesn't block Japanese travelers, with only voluntary quarantines at home (where your family are free to do whatever they want) after they return. This includes India, which you can book a ticket to Delhi today and fly over and back.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

We all know that the number of tests being conducted cannot provide an accurate picture of the level of infection. The authorities chose a trace and contact approach from the start and seem reluctant to try a fresh approach. I'm not sure if the requirements to receive a PCR test is the same across prefectures, but here in Miyagi, you can only get a test if you have had a "thick relationship" with someone who has tested positive or exhibit particular symptoms. I was told by a doctor when I was sick that they wouldn't give a PCR to someone without a fever, despite only 4.5% of people (including asymptomatic patients) have a fever according to this source.

https://precisionhealth.iu.edu/news-multimedia/_news/fever-scans-may-not-be-helping-stop-the-spread-of-covid19.html

The study was only conducted on 4000 patients and is a little old. Perhaps someone has some more up-to-date data? Is it the same stringent requirements in all prefectures?

11 ( +12 / -1 )

The nationwide figure is 916, up 18 from Monday.

This is by far the highest in East Asia, including hard-hit countries like the Philippines."

Yep..but that will definitely not be mentioned by the complicit media here, instead we will get the usual - Japan had done better than other countries and it's count is relatively low BS line.

another day of decrease trend. combine with new State of emergency i firmly believe we have peaked and will decreae further tomorrow too

Waiting for your comment on today's numbers?......crickets...

18 ( +19 / -1 )

Not to worry. The LDP geniuses at the helm have it all under control. /s

16 ( +16 / -0 )

@Monty perhaps they don’t believe the high numbers either. Nobody here wishes bad things for Japan

9 ( +13 / -4 )

The deniers have moved the goalposts to "hey, it is better than X country's numbers still!". Always a way to downplay something I suppose.

Exactly, they always try to shift the blame away from themselves and Japan. Pathetic to the extreme

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@monty

When the numbers are low, like yesterday, people here say numbers are manipulated and you can not believe these numbers.

But when the numbers are high, people say, Wow so high, that is alarming and so on. 

It is funny to see that the people believe in high numbers ONLY.

I've made the same comment before

-25 ( +2 / -27 )

We need honesty. In the numbers. But can we handle it?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Abayo Tokyo Olympics.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

But when the numbers are high, people say, Wow so high, that is alarming and so on.

No, people say: this is alarming, but can you imagine what the real numbers are.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55

55 people among 14.000.000 is 0.0003%

That is all that need to be said.

The medical systems of Osaka, Hyogo, and Nara, are reportedly overwhelmed. Aichi, Mie, and Okinawa are also on the brink.

"In Osaka and Hyogo, the overall use rate of beds and the use rate of beds by patients in severe conditions are continuously increasing with the upsurge in number of new cases of infection, putting the medical care provision systems under very severe pressure."

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e.html

16 ( +17 / -1 )

I don't think that anybody really knows how far the virus has spread in Japan, or what the actual mortality rate is.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

GDT,

Sorry to hear of your troubles. You are of course right that the perilous state of the medical system in Kansai doesn't just affect Covid patients.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Enforce the "State of Emergency" better . . . use loud speakers, radio, and television public awareness messages . . . frequently . . . .

7 ( +8 / -1 )

When the numbers are low, like yesterday, people here say numbers are manipulated and you can not believe these numbers.

But when the numbers are high, people say, Wow so high, that is alarming and so on.

It is funny to see that the people believe in high numbers ONLY.

There are 2 states here : unbelievably low and incredibly unbelievably low.

Even today, it's not high enough to reflect a realistic situation.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 55

55 people among 14.000.000 is 0.0003%

That is all that need to be said.

You want to highlight how accessible is the medical system in Japan ?

Because there are thousands of cases of hospitalization refusal ...

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Iam Madhav From gardendeco.in, I want to tell you, Please Japan Take care of your self. We are facing very sensitive time. I can't see Your condition like our Indians. Japan is our Friend and japan send help to india Now a days, Thanks for this. But please wear mask and take care.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Card houses just usually tend to tumbling down. I wonder why they thought their’s would be standing forever.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

The testing number is not so straight forward to obtain, basically on the site linked in the article but need to go here - https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/cards/number-of-tested/

Then expand the 'View table' at the bottom underneath the graph and take the 2 testing numbers from the 2 official sources and add together. Today sgould be referencing Saturday's testing (3 days ago) which is 322 (offical reseach center) + 4,943 (medical institutions) = 5,265

Criminal is not exaggeration - From an NHK article, 23rd April - "... The metropolitan government also announced that it has secured a maximum capacity of 97,000 PCR and antigen tests per day, about 1.4 times the previous capacity..."

16 ( +16 / -0 )

When the numbers are low, like yesterday, people here say numbers are manipulated and you can not believe these numbers.

But when the numbers are high, people say, Wow so high, that is alarming and so on.

It is funny to see that the people believe in high numbers ONLY.

I think it is the frustration not being part of the game, not being able to say we experienced lockdowns, etc, etc with friends at home. The frustration comes with rejecting things Japan does

@blahblah222 Most countries do ban Japanese unless they reside in the country

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 828 new coronavirus cases, up 403 from Monday.

Looks like the virus is not impressed by these new random "emergency" rules.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Is it the same stringent requirements in all prefectures?

Yes, it is stringent across all prefectures.

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2 ( +2 / -0 )

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 828 new coronavirus cases, up 403 from Monday.

Mission keep it below 1,000, the olympics cannot be risked.

Kanagawa, saitama and Chiba numbers are also dubiously low.

Looks like their reporting is in synchro.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

As I said months ago when Osaka numbers were going up so would the numbers in Tokyo follow. This virus is like a flea on a dog it hops off one person to another just to suck the life out of you. Packed trains and buses and people walking about with masks especially in Osaka the numbers does not surprise me at all. Wearing is caring.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Well been a while since I was here... Just wanted to weigh in in response to those same users who appear to be making the same arguments a year later in support of the Japan model...

Surely, you can admit that, irregardless of whether you believe the virus is just like the flu, or that fatal cases are of no concern due to demographics, or that Japan has lower numbers in comparison to other cherry picked nations, you can see by pure statistics that the situation has continually, and continues now, gotten worse. It has never gotten better here, just bigger waves, followed by bigger baselines. In addition, there has been a failure to implement an effective vaccine distribution, particular before entirely predictably mutations and variant strains emerged. There is no metric by which the Japan model can be called successful.

No one blames you; you are not responsible for the failure. And you can still like Japan and want to live here. But at least be intellectually honest enough to drop the inexplicable support for this particular CF.

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Everyday, at the station the local government employees are asking people to be tested, and every day the testing center looks empty.

Why, because if you test postive you have 14 days at a hotel or home and a lot of awkward calls to employerr, customers, family friends to look forward to.

If you're self employed 14 days of no pay too.

Unless your a hypochondriac, the reason for low testing isnt hard to understand.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

@gakinotsukai

There are 2 states here : unbelievably low and incredibly unbelievably low.

seems like you won’t be satisfied until it does hit 10,000

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

'Zoro/Bvt:

Why don't you believe the numbers? My spouse and I are always confused about your thoughts.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Whoever wrote wearing a face mask as "Wearing is Caring" was brilliant.

Always wear a mask, even when recycling for the environment.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

95% of fatalities over 60

65% of Japan’s 10,000 COVID-19 deaths occurred since January

8 ( +10 / -2 )

95% of fatalities over 60

Curiously, I walked past an old people’s care center earlier in central Tokyo today. Couldn’t help but notice as I looked through the window that not one of the pensioners inside was wearing a mask. Not one.

And we are closing businesses for these people!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Not to worry, everything is under control. We are winning the war against the virus. The vaccine and herd immunity will fix everything. The virus will mutate itself out of existence like influenza has. No need to make any other plans.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Curiously, I walked past an old people’s care center earlier in central Tokyo today. Couldn’t help but notice as I looked through the window that not one of the pensioners inside was wearing a mask. Not one.

And we are closing businesses for these people!

We hear talk of strong measures yet there isn't has never been regular testing in elderly homes of

the staff and inhabitants considering their age and weak immune system yet the powers

that be are considering testing strong and healthy olympians daily. Talk about misplaced priorities

The mainstream J-media has to be really ashamed for not exposing the contradictions and continuous

inaction.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Talking about testing Aichi cannot even provide on a regular basis the number of test done, checked today,

on their website and the latest data is for April 19 which was a total of 3649 tests performed. Pathetic, the

Aichi prefectural staff cannot even enter data on an excel sheet. what are they really doing at work.

Tokyo, Hyogo and Fukuoka are very current.

No. of tests for April 26

Tokyo 11,263

Kanagawa 4814

Hyogo 3869

Fukuoka 2104

No. of tests for April 25

Japan 19,062

Tokyo 2023

Kanagawa 1163

Hyogo 2764

Fukuoka 3103

Kyoto 632

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This is some kind of joke or something you don't know what to believe anymore it's bull

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Monty, 55 hospitalizations for Tokyo is nothing. There are probably more people in the hospital for dog bites. But only doom and gloom allowed here.

Case count has been meaningless for about a year now, due to many false positives and many effective low cost treatments, but makes for good headlines.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

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