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Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases; under 200 for 1st time in week

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Fantastic news! Trending down.

-15 ( +8 / -23 )

Great job Shinzō Abe thank you!

-24 ( +7 / -31 )

Cases rise, cases fall,...cases rise again, cases fall again...live with it!

Do your best personal prevention and you will be fine.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

If these tests are from 3 days ago, it may be relevant to note that 864 tests were conducted on 7/24:

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

15 ( +20 / -5 )

Fantastic news! Trending down.

One day of results is NOT statistically a trend.

17 ( +21 / -4 )

In another online paper it said

"Koike told reporters earlier Monday that the figure was relatively low because of a relatively small number of tests carried out."

There you got it, at least she tells people (more or less) what's going on.

20 ( +23 / -3 )

yeah, the 4 day weekend when clinics closed and doctors "Went To Travel" has nothing to do with this.

22 ( +26 / -4 )

Yay another Monday another false hope that lower reporting over the weekend is an actual trend rather than just lower reporting over the weekend!

19 ( +22 / -3 )

Yeah, I thought we established that last week

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Even we get good news most people here seem to only want to see bad news. These numbers will go up and down so we need to learn how to live with it and if you are worried then stay home and lock down yourself.

-15 ( +8 / -23 )

@Fiddlers

100% agree

-12 ( +7 / -19 )

Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases; under 200 for 1st time in week

What does this even mean..sigh..how long are we going to have to put up with this?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

fiddlers

it would be the great news if I didn't know that Mondays are always low.

agree with the part: we have to learn how to live with it.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Under 200 today so we are definitely out of the woods. What a relief! I can take my mask off now and cough all over the place and not have to worry.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Thank you Shinzo? What did he do to fix this?

Tune in tomorrow and Wednesday for a number over 300. We'll thank our savior, Lord Abe for his robust anti-corona plan.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Even we get good news most people here seem to only want to see bad news. These numbers will go up and down so we need to learn how to live with it and if you are worried then stay home and lock down yourself.

Maybe because it isnt all good news? 131/864 people came back positive. That was over the 4 day weekend.

Just a few days ago when we had over 366 cases I'm willing to bet more than double or triple the number of cases were done.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/ce4939e84a433311bf84b0327a7d77624c10f900

4 ( +6 / -2 )

For those advocating for personal responsibility and 'learning to live with it', I think that the majority of those contributing here are taking precautions and attempting to navigate the situation as responsibly as possible. In fact, I would argue challenging the government response is part of learning to live with the virus.

Given so many posit the flu as analogous (and ignoring any evidence that the coronavirus is not analogous with the flu), lets use that as an example. If I suspect I have the flu, I can go to any local clinic and get a flu test. I will receive my results before leaving the clinic. If I am positive I will be advised to isolate for 7 days. I maybe prescribed medication to alleviate my symptoms. This is not possible with coronavirus. Furthermore, if I am concerned about the flu, i can obtain a vaccine to lower my risk of infection. These vaccines are widely utilised to protect vulnerable populations. This is not possible with the coronavirus.

Learning to live with this virus may mean increased risk in day to day life, but it does not mean the government can abdicate any responsibility to minimise that risk, particularly where our ability to do so as individuals is limited. Those of us seeking increased testing and greater efforts to prevent the spread, including but not limited to a resumption of a state of emergency, are not necessarily claiming we shouldn't take responsibility. We are simply stating that limiting and managing societal risks is part of the governments function, and that it too needs to take responsibility and take actions to reduce the risk in the face of data that clearly shows the risk increasing.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Readers, comparisons with the flu are not relevant to the discussion.

Even we get good news most people here seem to only want to see bad news. These numbers will go up and down so we need to learn how to live with it and if you are worried then stay home and lock down yourself.

No no no, we must all be afraid and hide in the closet until our saviors deliver us a "safe and effective" vaccine, which is right around corner. And we will all be more than happy to pay for it....

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Personally, to add to the above, I would be happy with the government removing the virus from the designated infectious disease list, and allowing individuals to recover at home where appropriate, if there was widely available testing. Given the lack of preventative options in the form of a vaccine, and the evidence of asymptomatic spread, this testing should be available to anyone who wants it on a fortnightly basis. This does not mean entire populations need to be tested immediately, however there should be capacity for upwards of 70% to be tested on a monthly basis.

Alternatively, where this kind testing is not available, I believe the responsible thing is to limit social activity by way of a state of emergency. Either scenario would require massive government investment, however I personally view this as exactly the function of government.

Finally, I reject the notion that the economic reality is the majority of workers simply have to live with risk of infection. If that is the case, we should be reexamining our priorities, not trying to save said economy.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Better hold your horses before celebrating, these numbers are for Sunday tests and they are generally lower.

It is a difficult choice for the government, businesses are suffering, but we also dont want to be another America.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Seems my sarcasm detector is broken

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Anyway took a quick look at the reproductive numbers, as of 7/25 Ro for Tokyo was 1.12 Osaka 2.02

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Number of virus test in Japan is insufficient and unstable, besides It is numerical number of 1 or 2 weeks before.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Oh ffs....how many times do we have to endure the Monday / Tuesday headlines saying the numbers are lower ....does anyone really not know that the testing labs are closed on Sundays / public holidays ? ...no wonder more and more people are giving on mainstream news services bs.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

In another online paper it said

*"Koike told reporters earlier Monday that the figure was *relatively low because of a relatively small number of tests carried out."

There you got it, at least she tells people (more or less) what's going on.

Agree completely.... compared to the the MIA Lord Abe, Koike is a straight shooter.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

yeah, the 4 day weekend when clinics closed and doctors "Went To Travel" has nothing to do with this.

Actually my partner is a doctor in a hospital. Not a clinic. It was closed for all outpatients. The hospital has no SARS-CoV-2 testing. Basically symptom presenting patients have to wait 4 days to have an appointment at this time, then after doctors have to refer to prefecture hospitals and city office to receive permission. Takes only 3 days. Next stage after diagnosis is to find a hospital with trained staff and available beds.

old people should just stay home.

BTW. Next is heat attack, then seasonal influenza and colds. Look after old people at home if you love your extended family. Young, healthy, social distancing people can easily recover.

Look after your elders.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

These numbers are equally as frightening as all the others with the 4 day long weekend with everyone away and very little testing being done. I will feel only positive if these numbers stay at this rate for the entire week and beyond, however, this article is definitely premature in its excitement with the number that was posted, today.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Weekday, weekend deaths don't change

0deaths yesterday

0 deaths today

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Japanese statistical analysis: Applaud today, and forget the record breaking numbers for the last 6 days.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Trending down because everyone is off the trains and buses but this week will be trending up again....

1 ( +4 / -3 )

This is just one of many numbers that we have seen here. The advice is the same: Focus on build your immunity system so that you are able to deal with it and overcome it.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Who in their right frame of mind really takes the number released seriously. The number of tests will continue to remain low and will be reduced gradually until double digit double digit infections are returned and the government will claim the virus under control and expert will tell us Japanese ganbari, handwashing. Mask wearing etc are reasons that led to the success.

Massive testing is a must to contain this virus as countries like SK,Taiwan, NZ, Australia and even NY have shown.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

HEADLINE 1

Japanese government to urge more teleworking as coronavirus cases surge

HEADLINE 2 (same day)

Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases; under 200 for 1st time in week

Always a little behind. Japanese government.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Like I have said do what ever it take to get an SOE from ABE who needs to be kicked out of office like T rump. If it takes 5000 people to get the virus in one day LET IT HAPPEN. This pandemic is no joke yo ABE wake up and smell the roses if you still can.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Some conflicting data

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

131 number of new patients

252 number who tested positive

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Only 2992 tested! Why the media doesn't jump on that means they are under heavy control.

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

0 ( +0 / -0 )

These numbers will go up and down so we need to learn how to live with it.

Curious logic there.

Alternatively, look at the 7 day average:

https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html

It clearly shows an upward trend.

Also as we know, some countries are effectively controlling it, but Japan is clearly not:

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/total-and-daily-cases-covid-19?country=~JPN

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It's a good number but the caveat is we are talking about a long weekend. Of more concern is the number of cases popping up around the country.

An important statistic though is the lack of deaths we have seen in July so far (less than 20) when the number of new cases has been well over 12000 so far this month. In April/May we were seeing that many deaths in a day.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The US Environmental Protection Agency reported the following products effective against the coronavirus, COVID-19,

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lysol-disinfectant-approved-for-use-against-covid-19-heres-what-else-can-work

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Weekday, weekend deaths don't change

0deaths yesterday

0 deaths today

Actually, someone did die from covid19 in Japan yesterday. A 60 year man was diagnosed as being corona positive on July 11th and hospitalized. He was asymptomatic for 10 days (from the 11th to the 21st) , and then his health deteriorated quickly. He died yesterday. You don't know what it's going to do to you or to others around you.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Some conflicting data

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

131 number of new patients

252 number who tested positive

My understanding is that Number of people new tested positive (モニタリング項目(1) 新規陽性者数) refers to total positive results, including retests of previous positive results.

Actually, someone did die from covid19 in Japan yesterday. A 60 year man was diagnosed as being corona positive on July 11th and hospitalized. He was asymptomatic for 10 days (from the 11th to the 21st) , and then his health deteriorated quickly. He died yesterday.

Hi Mirai, do you have a link to reporting for this? I would interested in reading more (English preferable if possible).

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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