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Posted in: Japan reports 49,117 new coronavirus cases See in context

51 from 103 were vaccinated ones.

just to make ultra short story more complete.

Source?

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Posted in: Japan reports 243,483 coronavirus cases; 25,444 in Tokyo See in context

So with something like 90,000 active COVID cases in Tokyo right now, a grand total of 36 -- or 0.04% -- are in hospital with severe symptoms.

Goes to show how well the vaccines are working.

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Posted in: Japan reports 137,859 coronavirus cases; 17,884 in Tokyo See in context

Critical cases and deaths has been the only important measure and that has been extremely low for over a year.

That's factually incorrect. In 2019, Japan reported 3,414 covid-related deaths. In 2021, the country reported 14,993 covid-related deaths. This year, the country has already reported a record-high 15,116 covid-related deaths — and and we still have four and a half months to go.

Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

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Posted in: Japanese government urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes See in context

“Urges.”

That one word tells us all we need to know how effective this request will be.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

Thanks, @Zoroto and @didou, for clarifying it for me.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

What I don't understand is why the city is suddenly testing enough people for the numbers to be high. During the first two years of the pandemic, it was unusual for Tokyo to test more than 10,000 a day. What changed?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,221 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 57,922 See in context

Many people said that Omicron wasn't as dangerous as Delta one's, but at least for Asians Omicron killed more Asians than previous one.

Indeed. More than 20 percent of ALL covid-related deaths in Japan happened during the span of a single month, this past February.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,823 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 63,742 See in context

Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!

Since you're pointing fingers, care to tell us which of those two groups you fall under?

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Posted in: Tokyo, 12 prefectures ask to extend COVID quasi-emergency See in context

@Happy DayToday  07:14 am JST

Case counts are meaningless, if there are few hospitalizations and few or no fatalities.

The country had a record high number of virus-related deaths yesterday.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

@jkctlr89

Sorry, my last comment was meant to address your question.

But yes, yowza indeed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?

I read it in the Asahi Shimbun, and it's also the number that is still listed on the front page of the Yahoo Japan website.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?

We already hit that milestone yesterday with 104,472 new cases.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Having it above 20,000 wasn't a good look for Koike. But you can't exceed 20,000 if you test fewer than 20,000. Problem solved!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

Yes. 50 - 46.1 = 3.9%

My sincere apologies. I misunderstood your comment when I posted the numbers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

3.9% until the 50% covid hospital bed threshold for Tokyo’s full “SOE”

The 50% threshold refers to the total number of patients hospitalized for covid, not just the 20 patients who are in severe condition. There are currently 3,187 who are hospitalized for covid in Tokyo, which means they occupy 46.1% of the 6,919 available beds.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

How many US military personnel are there in Okinawa exactly? Seems like they should have run out of new people to get infected by now.

There are about 30,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,503 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,810 See in context

Gave up caring after year 1 of this nonsense

Is that was my father died of in July 2020? Nonsense?

I'll never "stop caring," nor do I imagine will the families of the other 5 million people who have died of what you deem "nonsense."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,719 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,991 See in context

3,719 new cases ... out of 4,583 tests.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2805.files/2805.pdf

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Posted in: Japan reports 1,268 new infections; 225 in Okinawa, 151 in Tokyo See in context

@FYI, thanks for the clarification.

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Posted in: Japan reports 1,268 new infections; 225 in Okinawa, 151 in Tokyo See in context

Okinawa (and apparently Yamaguchi) are now apparently including cases from the military bases. Is this a new thing, or have those been included all along?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 76 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 501 See in context

How many free tests?

Excellent question. Remember when we were told it was going to be 30,000 free tests a day?

In fact, today's results are based on approximately 4,000, which is half as many as were tested the prior day.

Half the tests, double the number of new cases.

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Posted in: Japan considers bringing forward COVID booster shots for all: Kishida See in context

@MarkX asked:

I'm quite surprised that the vaccination rate has stalled out at 77%! I thought for sure it would be higher.

@justasking replied:

It's because eligible population only accounts for around 77% of total. The rest 23% are children and babies.

Thank you, @justasking, for clarifying this.

In fact, approximately 90 percent of the eligible population has been vaccinated. That's pretty remarkable, especially considering how slow and clumsy the rollout was under the Suga administration.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 151 See in context

The progress of the numbers are "suspiciously# good for a tuesday.

Hate to break the bad news to you, but today is Monday.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 236 See in context

How convenient with an election coming.

It's the LDP's "October Surprise."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638 See in context

How can we trust these suddenly plummeting numbers? The Tokyo government itself admits that “there may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive.”

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312 See in context

Things are not getting worse.

The Tokyo government disagrees with you.

In fact, the government's own Covid-tracking website states that "The infection has been out of control for several weeks" and "There may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive. This should be regarded as a disaster accompanied by an emergency state."

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that (for whatever reason) it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

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Posted in: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80 See in context

I've got a two-hour practice session scheduled for this afternoon. Will work on my paradiddles in tribute to one of my drumming heroes. RIP, Mr. Watts..

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Posted in: Tokyo man loses lawsuit after slipping on tempura at supermarket See in context

Sounds like a bit of a tempura tantrum.

Fortunately, the judge was having none of it. He told the guy, "Well, I'll shoyu."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,515 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 15,645 See in context

The positivity rate for Tokyo averaged over the past 7 days is 20.9 percent. That number is far more meaningful than the daily total.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,207 See in context

The Paralympics are scheduled to begin in about three weeks. What will Tokyo's daily infections and positivity rate (currently 20 percent) look like then?

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