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Japan reports 112,198 new coronavirus cases; 9,486 in Tokyo

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Japan on Tuesday reported 112,198 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 9,486 new cases, up 2,190 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 32, down one from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 512, down seven from Monday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (12,093), Aichi (10,270), Hyogo (5,011), Kanagawa (4,826), Fukuoka (4,753), Hokkaido (3,590), Saitama (7,431), Chiba (3,986), Shizuoka (3,711), Gifu (3,214), Kumamoto (2,462), Miyagi (2,377), Kagoshima (2,291) and Hiroshima (2,075).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 320.

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That's a 33% decrease from the same day a week ago, and down 56% from the same day two weeks ago.

This wave seems to be dropping a lot faster than past ones, though like the others the drop will start to slow... hopefully though reclassification and travel regulations will move forward regardless.

Nice low numbers relative to the population, particularly in Okinawa.

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Dramatic increase from yesterday for Tokio .With 1.6 million people still currently hospitalized, the time to slam the door on Covid is now! A quasi super duper hard lockdown for about 3 weeks would do the trick ! The new vaccines are coming right up …. For those of us in the vast majority of responsible and reasonable people! Borders are also wide open for those in the majority of highly responsible people! Hopefully the actual situation on the ground not some peoples wishful thinking will start to get under control soon! Healthcare workers and the healthcare system needs a much needed break !

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Dear commenters. Maybe we can all take a break until the next wave? Take care!

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Looks like we're just past the peak for hospitalizations last week*

Week-on-week decreases in use rate of beds in Chiba (significantly), Osaka, and Hokkaido.

Though we do have increases in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Okinawa, these will likely start to abate this week.

It does deserve mentioning that Japan has weathered this wave without any state of emergency or restrictions other than border restrictions. This is promising for future waves.

I do think that bed use rates and serious cases should be the main daily headline rather than actual case numbers. By all means, report them too if you want but we've long since moved past the point where case numbers can be used as a measure of concern for COVID-19.

*https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e/11450-covid19-ab95th-en.html

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Time for this to be put to bed and move on.

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With 1.6 million people still currently hospitalized

Can you share the link for this? That means more than 1% of Japanese are in the hospital because of coronavirus or that is all persons hospitalized for any reason including hemorrhoid removal, etc.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

So now it is no longer possible to blame Covid as a means of restricting access to Japan, with immediate effect the government should announce a return to the pre-covid system of visa free, unrestricted travel.

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Can you share the link for this? 

Don't bother. It's not what it seems. It's a definition problem that certain posters like to use to suit their narrative. There are only around 1.5 million hospital beds in all of Japan, for everything. So, it's not even physically possible.

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I said it before, but saying, “Time to move on” isn’t going to make it go away. The numbers are good, but fewer people are getting tested and Long Covid still affects one in eight. However… the new omicron vaccines are on the way, and, barring any more dangerous variants coming along (there is still that possibility), we’re in a better position than this time last month. It’s nice to have a bit of balance eh?!

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With 1.6 million people still currently hospitalized

What?

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You’re correct Mumbai…. Sorry for your medical condition…. I hope you recover soon ….

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Sorry for your medical condition…. I hope you recover soon ….

Thanks! They are a PITA.

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As of 9:pm last night , these are the actual numbers of those patients in Japan …. In a hospital, a hotel , or other medical facilities under the care of Drs and nurses around the clock! It is an ascending or descending number deleting on the number of new hospitalizations, deaths , or discharged patients (recoveries) While it’s great to see a dramatic decrease in net hospitalizations from the prior day , this number was below 120k 6 weeks ago .!, we are nowhere near the end as some want to falsely claim …. They’re also the ones who aren’t eligible for the new vaccines as well.!. The highly irresponsible minority of anti everything.!:

Hospitalizations 1,543,589

Change from previous day -63,470

These numbers are NOT active cases and does NOT include those sent home to quarantine, recover, or die .!.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

The nationwide stats thru 8/31 are:

Active cases: 1.74 million cases  , down from 1.98 mil

Truly “hospitalized”: 36,778 out of 47,700 beds.  77% occupied

ICU: 1577 out of 5563 beds. 28.3% occupied Down from 35%

Hotels(No doctors/nurses here) 28,333 out of 70,393 beds.  40% occupied

Total corona beds available in hospItal + hotels=123,000

Home recuperation: 1.4 million (no doctor/ nurses here) Down from 1.58 mil

All numbers down substantially from last week.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

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These numbers are NOT active cases and does NOT include those sent home to quarantine, recover, or die

Actually, these numbers do include people recovering at home. In fact the vast majority of this number is made up of people recovering at home. Her's how it works: you get a positive pcr test and they inform the authorities, then the authorities ring you up and ask you some basic questions about your health, then for most people they tell them to recover at home. But here's the kicker, they then offer to pay you out for the expense that would have been incurred had you gone to hospital/hotel quarantine. That's right, you get cash to stay in your own home. For most people, this is an easy decision. Then, when you accept this, voila, you are now officially "hospitalised".

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Steven,

Google “Japan Covid hospitalizations”. The number in the chart is 36,778.

Same as I posted above.

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Maybe they’ll open the border and be a bit more forceful about getting the sheep to take of the masks! I mean get an idea for yourself! Even my Japanese wife is embarrassed by the crazinesss that is going on in Japan at the moment and she is usually more of a patriot than Abe!

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