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Tokyo reports 79 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 535

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 79 new coronavirus cases, up one from Friday and 41 more than last Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is one, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 51, up two from Friday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 535. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (70), Okinawa (52), Hokkaido (23), Gunma (21), Hiroshima (21), Kanagawa (20) and Hyogo (20).

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

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Right....287 in Okinawa. 235 among the US Military, and 52 for the rest!

Over 3 times more in Okinawa alone, with less than 10% of the population of Tokyo. Which is bigger news?

https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/888501

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Right....287 in Okinawa. 235 among the US Military, and 52 for the rest

Please provide the tests number as well for an accurate comparison.

A military base is most likely under strict monitoring hence the cases.

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My family calls from overseas and laughs about these numbers. Obviously nonsense.

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Only one with severe symptoms!

I think media over exaggerate with this panic!

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I think media over exaggerate with this panic!

Yep. My new year's resolution is no more mask.

-10 ( +14 / -24 )

463 new cases - no covid 19 related deaths today.

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My new year resolution is no more BOOSTERS and jabs. Had two and I am not going to destroy my immune system with jabs every 3-6 months, especially since I am young and healthy (not obese).

-5 ( +13 / -18 )

Omnicron seems mild.

Over 1000 in Xi'an today, Japan gambatte!

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

At first glance I thought that was people getting tested en mass. Silly me! Optimistic.

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Why did we go straight to “omicron”, missing out “xi” in the Greek alphabet?

Must be a scientific thing….

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Yaburu, the US military do not share personal data with Japanese, that is an internal military policy

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Yep. My new year's resolution is no more mask

Nice resolution. I think I'll join you!

I highly doubt that.

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Please provide the tests number as well for an accurate comparison.

Impossible as the military only is reporting the number of infections.

A military base is most likely under strict monitoring hence the cases.

Must be new to JT. The military is far from "strictly" monitoring their people, as proven by the FACT that they havent even been giving new arrivals to Okinawa PCR tests since September!

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@Yaarrlll , the US military do not share personal data with Japanese, that is an internal military policy

So you are saying the Okinawa Times article and daily reporting is false?

The US military HAS been sharing the daily number of cases, without specifics, for at least a year now. Because they were housing people in quarantine OFF base in a major private hotel that they leased for that purpose, and it caused a minor uproar here. Since then they HAVE been sharing the numbers infected, on a daily basis.

The military is directly responsible for bringing the omicron variant to Okinawa as well, as contact tracing among infected Japanese base workers, showed they contracted it from military members!

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I suppose I could speculate on the assumptions, of why the numbers are both low but high depending on your point of view. What I don’t understand is why does the JP government has not start boosting everyone who wants one right now! Like immediately!

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Funny how testing can find positive cases. Tokyo reports 79 cases and the Japanese karate team reports 8 cases. Guess which is doing more testing?

No doubt if more were tested in Tokyo there would be more cases reported.

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Peter14

It seems to me that people still didn't understand that testing thing will not change the number of deaths. I don't know why you guys care too much about this number and ignore the important one's that are severe people hospitalized and deaths.

We had 79 new cases today. It could be 100.000 new cases that the number of deaths today would be the same. Now, what is the difficult to answer this comment with argument that support your guys idea?

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Sorry to say, I just don't care anymore

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is one

Yes, one is too many.

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If its true its great news. The authorities and news people have a responsibility to deliver accurate numbers and not mislead the public. Ill assume the figures are true.

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It appears from all available data that Omnicron could be the best hope for ending this pandemic. A relatively low death rate (in percentage terms), especially among the vaccinated, with very high transmissibility equals true hope for mass immunity. Japan can't dodge this bullet by shuttering its borders to gaijin in perpetuity. In fact, the country may be much worse off in the long run in many ways by employing this isolation strategy.

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Here in Southern California we have lot cases - even those vaxed and even booster - But there mostly mild symptoms and those in our hospital ICU are quite young (20, 30. 40 ) but most them are not vaxed or have others severe issues like cancer , etc .

hope you all have good New Year !

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My new year resolution is no more BOOSTERS and jabs. Had two and I am not going to destroy my immune system with jabs every 3-6 months, especially since I am young and healthy (not obese).

Utter nonsense. Does not destroy immune system.

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The number of covid cases, hospitalization, and deaths are much smaller today than on the same day last year, and have been for some time. There are two possible explanations: 1. The Jgov oyaji are lying more this year than last year (sarcasm). 2. Case numbers and hospitalizations have indeed decreased. Also, note that the average life expectancy in Japan actually increased in 2021, despite the pandemic.

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In a city of almost 14 million people…

Hospitalized “with” severe symptoms -1

deaths -0

The only numbers we should care about

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