ajk comments

Posted in: Japan reports 1,021 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday; 260 in Tokyo See in context

for the 260 people in Tokyo here's the PCR/Antigen Test

> Positive rate

> 5.9 %

> Number of tested people

> 3,379.0 persons

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

> Even though 260/3379 is 7.7% but whatevers.

PCR tests are not precise and have false positive rate of more than 6%. I doubt they retested positives 2 more times on different days before reporting these numbers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports single-day record of 366 new coronavirus infections See in context

PCR tests have at least 6-9% of false positives, meaning you just need to test 6000 people to get these figures.

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