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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

3,177 positives out of 12,429 tests. So that's a 25.6% positivity rate. 

Obviously, that's a disturbingly high positivity rate. Equally disturbing is the low number of tests in a city the size of Tokyo. According to Wikipedia, Tokyo's population is currently 13.9 million. The closest US match in terms of city population is Los Angeles, with 12.4 million. According to LA county's published information, they reported about 45,000 PCR tests today/yesterday. So, 3.6x as many tests. Tokyo's testing is woefully insufficient, and with the positivity rate as high as it is, the 'actual' number of positives should be closer to 10,000 (if they were testing as much as comparably sized cities in the US are).

Sources:

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2288.files/2288.pdf

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/data/index.htm

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

@Jim - 1,429 positives out of 3,061 tests. So, 46.6% positivity rate.

Source: https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2283.files/2283.pdf

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,128 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,574 See in context

1,128 positives out of 2,740 tests. I'd hardly call a 41% positive rate "low."

source: https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2278.files/2278.pdf)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,359 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,225 See in context

1,359 positives, out of 2,340 tests. Only 55.9% positive. Lol

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