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Tokyo reports 843 coronavirus cases; 1,242 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 843 new cases of the coronavirus, up 132 from Tuesday. It is the first time the number has topped 800 since Jan 29. The number of tests was 8,244.

Osaka topped the nation's count with a record-high ,1242 for the city.

In Tokyo, by age group, people in their 20s (221 cases) and their 30s (170) accounted for the highest numbers, while 107 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 48, down two from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 791, up 22 from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 5,290. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (563), Aichi (312), Kanagawa (252), Fukuoka (244), Saitama (227), Kyoto (128), Hokkaido (124), Nara (112), Chiba (112), Okinawa (95), Miyagi (74), Ibaraki (62), Okayama (58), Mie (57), Ehime (53), Niigata (48), Shiga (46), Gunma (40), Hiroshima (36), Wakayama (36), Nagano (35), Gifu (35) and Ishikawa (33).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 44, 20 of which were in Osaka.

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Highest Wednesday amount since 31 March!

All other areas don't look better.

Ehime plus 53 today. The darned virus keeps on going.

18 ( +21 / -3 )

 843 new cases of the coronavirus

Up about 45% over last Tuesday.

In the meantime, our PM is sucking teeth while proclaiming that Tokyo is going to hold a "safe and secure" Olympics.

19 ( +23 / -4 )

last Tuesday

last Wednesday, sorry.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

And again – no mention of how many tests were carried out to get this number of positives.

What’s the reason for this change of policy, I wonder?

15 ( +18 / -3 )

I'm comin' up, so you better get this party started

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Derek,

the amount of tests will probably be announced a little later.

Also in other news no mention so far.

In addition I am (as always) waiting for the "Osaka count".

1 ( +6 / -5 )

SOE in one form or another in place until after the Olympics, that's the only way they can contain it since the vaccination rollout is also a debacle.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

This GW is all about the travel! Can't wait!

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

843/13000000=0.006485%

-19 ( +7 / -26 )

Sadly, this upward trend in cases is far from surprising. Testing all along to a MUCH higher degree, even for mildly/unsymptomatic patients, would have meant far less numbers being infected.

It is scary to imagine what the real numbers are, if testing was at appropriate levels.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

@didou,

please do the same calculation but with the number of tests.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

Yes, the Tokyo number is highly regrettable. Another hemidemisemi-state of heightened concern is perhaps in order. :/s

The fourth wave, by my reckoning, started around March 10th — before the end of the previous manbo. I’m not happy about this at all, of course, but so far I’m going on with what I want to do, with carefulness but no panic, with no problem.

The next six weeks or so look to be bad, number wise, but I hope that all the posters here are all keeping well and are able to carry on safely with minimal disruption to their daily lives.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

843/13000000=0.006485%

That's the percentage of confidence we have in the reported numbers.

18 ( +23 / -5 )

Does that mean the confidence is rising? ROFL

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

May we get more Abe masks?

15 ( +16 / -1 )

May we get more Abe masks?

Great idea. Mine is pretty worn out.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Up 252 from last Wednesday.

No amount of mindo and jishuku is going to make up for the complete lack of joshiki of our leaders. Doing the reasonable thing and staying in for a year has paid off in that we know how to do that for another year. Glad the economy is safe.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Test numbers aren't included in the Japanese reports anymore either. Yahoo News comments say 検査数6,435件.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Osaka 1242 cases and 20 deaths.

I think the medical system collapsed in Osaka, causing the high death count.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

@klausdorth

The Osaka numbers are out.:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/37b1ef6cf17c17d17100c277d81668259f8ee30e

No warm smiles today...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

klausdorth - The darned virus keeps on going

Don't blame the virus. It can only survive if it has hosts. The increasing number of new cases are the result of inadequate control measures and a lack of vigilance within the population.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

The new norm here - hiding the already abysmally low PCR test numbers (namely in Tokyo) to conceal the abysmally high infection rate in a place that has and continues to do nothing about containing the spread of the virus.

Do they think people are that stupid?

This blatant lack of transparency is transparent all on its own.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

"By age group, people in their 20s (221 cases) and their 30s (170) accounted for the highest numbers, while 107 cases were aged 60 and over."

So out of 843 cases, 391 are in their 20s and 30s, 107 are 60 and over so that makes 498. That still leaves 345 cases that must be in their 40s and 50s (not counting any teenagers who might have tested positive). That means basically all age groups from 20 up to 60 have about the same number of cases.

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The new norm here - hiding the already abysmally low PCR test numbers (namely in Tokyo) to conceal the abysmally high infection rate in a place that has and continues to do nothing about containing the spread of the virus.

Do they think people are that stupid?

Indeed...with the govt puppets still intent on holding the Olympics , hopefully we will get some foreign media outlet to do a proper investigative story on the J- govt way of " handling" the test numbers and it's reporting.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The daily test numbers for Tokyo can be found on the city's website:

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

Search for 検査数 and near the top of the page will be the total number of tests alongside the total number of new infections.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Moderator

Where are the numbers of tests? You did not include this information yesterday, either.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Where are the numbers of tests? You did not include this information yesterday, either.

11090 tests

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/cards/number-of-tested/

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@marcelito

I couldn't agree more, sadly.

And I don't doubt they are banking on people being too lazy to look into the test numbers, or not being able to find them at all.

Kanta posted the link to where you're supposed to be able to see the accurate numbers, but look what's being reported:

新規陽性者711人 / 検査数6,435件

That's yesterday's new infections (711), which had a PCR test count of 1941 tests. Yet it's being paired together with the test numbers from today's new infections (which seems to be 6,435 tests).

Could they make it any more confusing intentionally?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

@Chabbawanga

Interesting...That page says 11,090 tests, but the other page posted by Kanta says 6,435 tests, which is what Japanese users on social media have also been referencing for today's announced new positives.

And the 6,435 tests is not from yesterday's count because that count was announced on as 1,941, including on TV.

I don't understand why the numbers are so different.

I do understand that it's intentionally made to be confusing, though.

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@Skipp @Chabbawanga

They are definitely trying to confuse us. Hiding the numbers in the smallest possible font is just another trick in their pre-Olympics playbook.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

its a meter away from your door step.. we will all get this C19....

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Don’t panic! The worlds not ending, the rates are very low and great news is the deaths rates are incredibly low. Unless the virus mutates into a far more deadly version the average person has nothing to worry about and should carry on as usual whilst taking appropriate precautions

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

They have no faith in the tests or the numbers. Yet they come here day after day to check them. Oh, the true number is maych higher, they say. When the numbers drop: They're just trying to make it look good for the Olympics. 

Face it: you guys LOVE covid. And you want it! Because then you can have one more chance to critisize the government. 

But you couldn't catch it even if you wanted it. It's THAT rare! 

I've never seen so much foolishness in all my life.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

@falseflagsteve

They don't respond to reasoning. Focus on your own well-being.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

@CoffeeDeluxe

Sadly, you are correct regarding that. I am looking after myself very well, thank you. Currently on last night of a 3 night stay in Fukuoka. Places open until late, very good time to be had. Osaka tomorrow, where I shall continue my usual routines, regardless of SOE

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

Currently on last night of a 3 night stay in Fukuoka. Places open until late, very good time to be had. Osaka tomorrow, where I shall continue my usual routines, regardless of SOE

We are naughty children that need to be sent to bed early, we are not responsible adults.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

China virus cases are irrelevant; its deaths that matter... and deaths are waaaaay down here in the US (under 500 a day nationwide)

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

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