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Tokyo reports 83 new coronavirus infections Monday; down 60 from Sunday

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I agree with Oldman, there are many naysayers here commenting how bad Japan and it's people are. For me it's a great news and I hope the number will go down so we can leave this madness behind.

So, yesterday Japan had 517 new cases, Tokyo 144.......lets hear your take on it?

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I agree with Oldman, there are many naysayers here commenting how bad Japan and it's people are. For me it's a great news and I hope the number will go down so we can leave this madness behind.

Satedeya - and when the numbers rise tomorrow, how your react?

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Hopefully there won't be even more today

Hopefully

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In fact more because Japan population is old, so where are old people. All hiding ?

No actually they are very healthy, that is why Japanese people live so long!

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I agree with Oldman, there are many naysayers here commenting how bad Japan and it's people are. For me it's a great news and I hope the number will go down so we can leave this madness behind.

Leave locking up the families in the house for Europe.

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83 -60 is 33, that means a plus, are u reporters in good health ???.

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As you all kniow... the figures are only as good as the actual test taken, when and how and of howmany persons as well as the kind of tests themselves.. Apparently there is NO standard test/s that have been recognized as reliable and acceptable and published as the standard for counting as an acceptable and reliable test. In many countries, they have been using symptoms as the basis ,sometimes unrelated to the corona.

Given that, the actual transmission have not been properly studiied to say exactly how and when and where they are being transmitted. That makes the danger and fear angle to all this.

However, I am extremely surprised that so many countries are taking such drastic measures. And for using still uncertain data to push for economic shutdowns which ultimately affects only those that are poor and need to work to survive. In the US and the rest of the world, it

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I don't care much of the test figures. That is to help the medical staff on how to deal with patients correctly. Most important for future results.

But now, I am still unconvinced on the death figures. 100 deaths means 10000 people infected only, more or less. In fact more because Japan population is old, so where are old people. All hiding ?

I hope they remain far from cities and stay put. Wish them in particular good luck.

Same luck to medical staff on the frontline because one less nurse or doctor is endangering the whole system.

Stay home please, as say medical experts.

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Last Monday was the same. They said not much testing was done on the weekend

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Very encouraging news, hopefully it will continue to go down.

Make no mistake though the naysayers have their own reasons for the lowering rate, with such reasons as that given in the article where hospitals in Japan are not as busy on weekends. They can never praise or be positive about anything Japan does in the fight against coronavirus.

Nonsense....even the LDP fanboys know very well, every week the numbers on Monday / Tuesday are lower than the other days of the week. This is a result of not just the hospitals but also the testing labs being closed on Sundays. A quick look at the graphs tracking the infections makes this trend pretty obvious...Its not a " possible" reason but a definite one. The rest is just window dressing by the govt and their internet soldiers , a couple of whom are regulars here. Watch the numbers increase as the week goes on and test results come back.

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Without the number of test done, nothing can be read from the numbers.

Why are the number of test performed not displayed alongside the number of infection ? So that one can get a better picture of the spread. Is it deliberate or is it just that they don't think the number of test matter ? Absense of test numbers give a false sense that numbers are low. The number of test a day has never reached 4,000 half the 8,000 Abe says Japan has the potential to perform.

Today, In his state-of-emergency address, he is going to ramp the number up to 20,000 test per day.

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Girls and boys, when this is over, I hope you/we reflect on how dependent we have become on China. Cheap labour is NOT the solution to world problems. And if you believe some, it is the cause of one of the biggest problems the world has experienced.

I live in Chiba Japan, and possibly at risk as a mild asthma sufferer, with history of pneumonia. What is the official advice apart from, "Abe is thinking about it"?

Look after yourselves...

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Many people having been staying home the past two weeks so numbers should go down.

Then the news will turn to did the government overreact.

If not you have to wonder what the point of staying home was.

Conversly you will have reports of family clusters then the news will be isn't it better to not stay inside all day.

Anyway if you wanted a lockdown style response I guess congratulations. If you didnt, dont worry as last month showed this wont last long.

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> zatoizugoodoToday  06:49 am JST

I'd like to see how many tests were conducted on each day.

Then take a look at https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/. Not surprisingly, less people tested = less cases found

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Mr. Noidall

They shun all hope and positive thinking.

If Japan's leaders had more positive thinking, they'd encourage more tests.

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How many tests were done in total?

By the 3rd of April, the number of tests done per million people in the following countries:

Australia 10,917

New Zealand 6,850

United States 4,214

United Kingdom 2,580

Japan 311 Yes, just 311!

More incredibly informative stats are available here:

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data

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Everyone should also remember that Japan just started doing between 1,000 and 3/4,000 test daily since March 24th. 2 weeks away. Last I heard, it takes 1 to 2 weeks to get results.

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This is just a advise, not emergency declaration. Only a few companies ask their employees to work from. Majority of companies want their employees to travel every day in public transport and come to office. In my company, authority sent a mail saying that they are not promoting remote working. These kind of advisory restrictions not going to save Japan.

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As for the number dropping after the weekend, the same thing happened last week, so people are well within their right to point that out. Also anyone living in Japan knows most hospitals are closed on Sunday.

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Great to see a crack of sunshine in the continuous overcast of negativity. Unfortunately, though, many are committed to seeing this pandemic rage on. They shun all hope and positive thinking. Their only joy as of late is bashing Trump and Abe and telling us how things should be done from the quarantined comfort of their armchairs.

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It seems Tokyo is not going to be like NY if daily infections ever can hold around 100 people per day. If state of emergency started, infection rate would decline slowly in month. Ordinary Japanese have good habits of washing hands, wearing mask for pollen allergy, and also no dropping trashes and no smell of urine in the street,,,etc.

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So far, 4.6% of confirmed cases have recovered and been discharged. 2.6% have passed.

So all the people who got infected in February are still infected?

Seems to me they're not following up on past cases.

It's shouldn't be an accumulated total, it should be the total number of currently active, not total accumulated since day 1.

Vast majority recover and clear after a week. Those people should be subtracted from the infection count.

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Testing is far more widespread than it used to be, so of course they are finding new cases.

I was only half watching the news yesterday, but I'm pretty sure one guy involved said they didn't change anything in regards to making it easier to get tested. Just there are more people satisfying the strict conditions necessary to be tested.

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That number means nothing...its not a declining trend. It's just a one day total. Its this type of BS info that makes people complacent, and start conjugating again. Case in point, China just started to loosen up their lockdown, and now people are totally crowding tourist sites. We are not out of it...not time to relax at all. We need to see several weeks of decline before we can relax

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@Burning Bush / james

I don't think those numbers are going to tell you anything of value. But if you're interested in crunching the numbers for yourself, there are plenty of stats available for Tokyo

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

So far, 4.6% of confirmed cases have recovered and been discharged. 2.6% have passed.

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Very good point Burning Bush. I hope that they clarify the number of currently infected patients. After 3-4 weeks of being infected most certainly you are either recovered or dead.

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Testing is far more widespread than it used to be, so of course they are finding new cases.

The total infections number is inaccurate because they're not following up on past infections, the number still includes people from February who have almost certainly recovered.

A very important number would the percentage of positives vs. total number tested. That would provide an indication as to whether it's actually spreading or not.

That number is difficult to find.

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@KnowBetter

These stories are nothing but irresponsible as they fan the flames of "it's not that bad really, see how low the new cases are"

To be fair, the article is reporting the "facts" and in a balanced way that offers a possible reason for the lower number. I don't see a problem with the article itself. The problem will be with the posters who will twist the facts to support their narrative.

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Monday’s results are from tests taken on Sunday. Ever try to go to the hospital on a Sunday in Japan? They’re mostly closed. I don’t think a decline in positive results means much in this case.

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How about comparing it to last Monday's numbers when it was only 13 after being over 40 for two consecutive days.

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These stories are nothing but irresponsible as they fan the flames of "it's not that bad really, see how low the new cases are". Japan barely tests anyone so of course Japan's numbers are going to be low and if you test fewer people the following day, you can almost guarantee your numbers will be lower.

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@oldman_13

Surely you can't be serious. A one day decline means absolutely nothing. Even if it wasn't the Monday factor. We'd need to see several days of decline to start being optimistic that things are improving. Even then the optimism would need to be cautious.

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I'd like to see how many tests were conducted on each day.

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Very encouraging news, hopefully it will continue to go down.

Make no mistake though the naysayers have their own reasons for the lowering rate, with such reasons as that given in the article where hospitals in Japan are not as busy on weekends. They can never praise or be positive about anything Japan does in the fight against coronavirus.

Any other country where the infection rate goes down, these same people would be praising their people for doing a great job in practicing social distancing and other measures to fight the virus.

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