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Tokyo reports 143 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 2nd day in a row

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I’m glad it’s lower than 200, even if these are just figures. It’s a peace of mind knowing that we MIGHT be making progress with covid.

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

But, but, wait, hold it for a second.

Didn't they mention this magic number "20"?

What happened? Changing their mind?

Oh, yes, I forgot, it's "just" clusters.

But, why can you see an increase of that darned virus all over Japan?

Beats me! Must be higher politics.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

below 200 for 2nd day 

Then it will shoot back up to 230, but below 300, then 75 but under 100. This is exactly what they do. I remember when it was 40 but below 50. Is this talk suppose to calm everyone into submission?

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I miss the "including those on the Diamond Princess" Covid case reports. Those were the days.

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Where is the news about government's action plan to stop this?

All the news we can see is about how relaxations that are given, from allowing 5000 people to attend events to opening of amusement parks.

And then there is no talk about the number of tests done.

From this only action plan one can see is to hide the numbers by doing less testing.

We want the vaccine ASAP, cannot rely on the government now...

0 ( +6 / -6 )

I thought they told us a week ago not just to concentrate on the numbers....

6 ( +8 / -2 )

What about Tokyo Alert thing?

Better than nothing.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

I’m glad it’s lower than 200, even if these are just figures.

Out of how many tested? as long as Japan limits testing to a few thousand a day there is no comfort in these figures. Why does Abe govt resists so hard testing at the same levels as other advanced countries...ie. tens of thousands instead of just a 10 % of what other countries do ? The answer is self evident.

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Does this include US military infections in Japan?

6 ( +8 / -2 )

If you want to see how Tokyo specific cases, including number of tests taken check here:

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

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143 is better than 243, however the virus doesn't stick to mathematical models.

Tracing every infection route is important and if that means shutting down clubs etc, that needs to be done.

And its best to ignore the fear mongers, they are as irrational as the right wing idiots!!!

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Does this include US military infections in Japan?

Which ones, Okinawa and Iwakuni?

Last time I checked they were not a part of Tokyo!!

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Out of how many people tested?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

There are websites where you can look these figures up, & there have also been countless links posted on these chats

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Missing from every daily report of new cases is age groups. Missing from every report deceased is age groups. Crucial information for an informed analysis. Simple numbers are simple fear mongering.

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Talking about number of tests is as important as the total number posted, for example if they had a news like 143 of the 2000 people tested were infected resulting in 7% infection rate, it would give a clearer picture. Because if say 100,000 people were tested and only 143 were infected, we should be very happy with the low numbers.

Currently that data is not shared, making this whole article completely useless to infer anything!!

Clearly, people with some sense will notice that 7% infection rate is quite HIGH and its lack of reporting is even more concerning. We all need to keep following the social distancing and all measures, cannot keep our guard down just yet.

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How many were tested? Without info on what proportion of the sample this 143 is, the number is meaningless.

If they tested 20,000 (I can dream, can't I?) this is great news.

If they tested 200, not so much.

If they only tested once people presented themselves to hospital already sick, pretty dire.

Give us some facts.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

You just wait to the government put their go travel go Japan in motion and people are taking public trains, planes and tour buses..ooH yeah just watch the numbers spike. This government is no better than Trump economy over the lives of the people who pay their paychecks.

I know so many people foreigners and Japanese alike that will be traveling because of this INsane handout of our money that will spread the virus for sure.

When it happens I don't want to see government officials on tv bowing and saying "gomen nasai."

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"below 200" is the wrong metric...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

And its best to ignore the fear mongers, they are as irrational as the right wing idiots!!!

They are probably safer to be around but they seem to want people to get as hysterical as they are.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Currently that data is not shared, making this whole article completely useless to infer anything!!

When the number of infected was in the 200s Koike reiterated the testing had increased and actually showed the number of test performed which was in the 3000s, since the number of test performed is no where to be found I can conveniently assume the number is embarrassingly low and not for public viewing.

It is fast becoming the numbers magic show.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The number of deaths is important. Since its so low and almost patients recoveried. Let's open economy, still wearing mask, using hand sanitizer. Set up a new normal life.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Is this toyko only case report ?

how do one check other cities in japan ?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

“The number of deaths is important. Since its so low”

How the hell do you know? Because they aren’t being reported? Lol.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

“The number of deaths is important. Since its so low”

How the hell do you know? Because they aren’t being reported? Lol.

Many outlets don't report updates probably because there has been no change in Tokyo's death toll for half a month: ZERO death. Only 11 deaths nationwide have been counted during the same period.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report in Japan

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

I think these numbers worth public-reporting, though....

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

The current situation is increasingly frustrating

On one hand we are told to go travel around japan and revitalize the economy.

On the other hand people are afraid of the stigma of being infected so don't go out and won't travel.

The government can't have it both ways its either the virus is serious enough to merit daily reporting and this is why

or the virus is less dangerous than feared and so we can travel and here is why.

It cant continue to be go spend money but you'll be vilified if you are unlucky enough to get sick.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

When the number of infected was in the 200s Koike reiterated the testing had increased and actually showed the number of test performed which was in the 3000s, since the number of test performed is no where to be found I can conveniently assume the number is embarrassingly low and not for public viewing.

It is fast becoming the numbers magic show.

Numbers are here as has been posted many times.

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

They don't have the data for today but the number of tests has been edging up and was over 4000 yesterday.

Not nearly as much as say NYC, etc but then again that didn't really help them now did it?

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And yet, still well above the 50 Koike said things would close down again at if reached. Another Koike promise!

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Number of PCR test in Japan is still unstable.

Japanese Abe Govt cannot yet increase PCR test sufficiently unlike other countries.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

They don't have the data for today but the number of tests has been edging up and was over 4000 yesterday.

Not nearly as much as say NYC, etc but then again that didn't really help them now did it?

People think blanket testing will make things better. The Japanese have been using targeted contact tracing. And the low number of deaths show that it's been working.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Talking about number of tests is as important as the total number posted, for example if they had a news like 143 of the 2000 people tested were infected resulting in 7% infection rate, it would give a clearer picture. Because if say 100,000 people were tested and only 143 were infected, we should be very happy with the low numbers.

They put the number of tests per day on the website.

What is the point of testing people who are not sick? You would have to be constantly testing everyone to get accurate figures and would still be none the wiser regarding transmissibility. It would sate the hysterics fearmongering needs though.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Numbers aren't low because the actual infection is low, but testing is low.

Japan is like Florida right now, and you know where that will end up.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Thanks Tokyoite for the link

Current at 173 positive at a 6.2% rate on 2685 persons tested!

Can you imaging if they tested like countries do in the 10 to 20,000 range? It would be 620 to 1240 positive. Of course you'd hope it wouldn't be that much or scale exactly like that, but the only way to know is to actually test 10,000 people IN A DAY.

This is why nations cannot trust Tokyo or Japan for the Olympics. The testing numbers are so minuscule as to be nearly worthless.

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What is the point of testing people who are not sick? You would have to be constantly testing everyone to get accurate figures and would still be none the wiser regarding transmissibility. It would sate the hysterics fearmongering needs though.

If you read more about this topic, you will know better.

People who are asymptomatic can also infect others. And this is no basic flu, researchers are still finding new findings which suggest that it can affect almost all the organs of the body.

I think it is not fear mongering, but a selective and careful approach to tackle this problem and fight for survival.

Also, do look into why countries like the US and others are conducting almost 50 times the tests per day compared with Japan.

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