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Tokyo reports 1,175 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,045

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 1,175 new cases of the coronavirus, down 296 from Thursday. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 90,659.

The number (587 men and 588 women) is the result of 12,197 tests conducted on Jan 19.

By age group, the most number of cases were people in their 20s (223), followed by 173 in their 40s, 172 in their 30s, 159 in their 50s, 114 in their 60s, 98 in their 70s and 103 in their 80s. Also, 97 cases were younger than 20 (34 of whom were younger than 10), health officials said.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 158, down one from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,011.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 5,045. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (627), Chiba (462), Osaka (450), Saitama (358), Hyogo (283), Aichi (246), Fukuoka (236), Kyoto (130), Hokkaido (111), Okinawa (103), Ibaraki (78), Shizuoka (61), Tochigi (54), Mie (54), Gunma (53), Miyagi (51), Hiroshima (44) and Gifu (43).

As of 8 p.m. 108 coronavirus-related deaths had been reported nationwide.

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More women then men

More in their 40s than 30s

slight variations against the (general) trend...

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Still the tests are pretty low for a nation which is double the size of the UK and half or Russia.

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Excellent! Exactly two weeks after request for businesses to close at 8pm, for people to socialize less and to "stay home", and at 9.6% positive rate. Tokyo percentage of positives now magically below the government specified "dangerous" level 10%. On track to to opening up in exactly two weeks, on schedule. Then, full speed onto the Olympics!

Well done people and thanks for your cooperation in beating the virus.

/End sarcasm

18 ( +21 / -3 )

Still the tests are pretty low for a nation which is double the size of the UK and half or Russia

give me a break, they don’t test here like they do in other countries. This has been established long ago.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Excellent! Exactly two weeks after request for businesses to close at 8pm, for people to socialize less and to "stay home", and at 9.6% positive rate.

Talking about the SOE, I went to dinner last night to Korea town and in the restaurant there were only one other couple at around 6:30. If you go out most restaurants are empty and you can enjoy dinner without crowding or risk of the virus.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

The trend is starting to improve, and in the last two days the number of active cases has actually fallen. Still not idea though.

Bring on the vaccines.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

give me a break, they don’t test here like they do in other countries. 

so give us a break with infected numbers. The one without the other doesn't mean anything

2 ( +3 / -1 )

so give us a break with infected numbers. The one without the other doesn't mean anything

When do you stop then. Do you want to test everyone in the country?

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Always the same numbers, I’m suspious they must think we were born yesterday.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Still the tests are pretty low for a nation which is double the size of the UK and half or Russia

Tell me how all that extra testing is working out for those countries.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 158, down one from Thursday, health officials said.

Good news for the one person and his and her family. Good job health care workers!

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 158, down one from Thursday, health officials said.

Yes, good news if you can get a hospital bed. A lot of press recently about symptomatic persons just plain giving up and staying home because hospitals won't accept them.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Tell me how all that extra testing is working out for those countries.

They have found out that most people who have no symptoms test negative.

Some do test positive but they have no idea how many of those are false positives.

But although positive cases are higher than what would be expected if testing under the same guidelines they use for other illnesses, they do contribute to lower case fatality rates than what would have been expected under said condition

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.

This language is from the link bob pointed out and was issued by the WHO on 1/20/21, the exact day that Biden became President. I interpret bob's comment and the link he pointed out to mean that asymptomatic persons with a positive test should (weak positive) are recommended by the WHO now to be retested to reduce the number of false positives.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

When do you stop then. Do you want to test everyone in the country?

Why not? How can you know the extent of the problem, and deal with it, if you do not know how many people have Covid, where clusters are, demographics etc. A third of those with Covid are asymptomatic, they are the ones passing it on, they need to be identified.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

A third of those with Covid are asymptomatic, they are the ones passing it on, they need to be identified.

False.

New JAMA meta-analysis of 54 studies with 77, 758 participants finds household secondary attack rate (chance an infected person will infect one or more people at home) is 18% if the index case is symptomatic and 0.7% if asymptomatic.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774102

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Not too shabby. Looks like it's slowing down.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Tests taken Sunday were 50% positive in Tokyo. Tests taken on Tuesday less than 10%. This testing system appears to be broken.

We need the Freakonomics guys on this!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Why not? How can you know the extent of the problem, and deal with it, if you do not know how many people have Covid, where clusters are, demographics etc. A third of those with Covid are asymptomatic, they are the ones passing it on, they need to be identified.

Good luck with that. I for one won't get tested. I'd have a higher risk getting sick going to get the test then I do in my everyday life. But even if everyone got tested, we'd have to get tested repeatedly for it to make any sense. What a huge waste of resources that would be! But it doesn't have to make sense right? As long as you test, test, test!

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Here is what I know to be fact because I lived it.

a year into this I have gone to work five days a week going into a large Japanese office building with 100s if not 1000s of people

Wearing a mask, ive survived so far and am not sick.

going into work for a year now.

knock on wood. Stay safe. Keep the faith. We have to work. At least I do.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

We have to work. At least I do.

I work, too, but from home. Seems like your company doesn't care about you.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

When do you stop then. Do you want to test everyone in the country?

Why not? 

Sigh, its been a year and people are still insisting on this.

Ok lets see, lets make 1 round of tests to get an idea of whats involved.

Lets say we have the 200k test per day capacity now and 120 M people to test.

That would take 5 days per million people or 600 days to test population.

So 1 complete round takes only about 20 months.

Doable?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

@stickman

I'm curious, does your building management and/or company report infections in the building to you? My company has been almost completely work from home for the past year, yet we still get reports every time someone in our building (not our company) gets infected. It's a large building, but we get at least one confirmed infection a week lately.

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@Redbear

Good news for the one person and his and her family.

You do realise there are two ways that number goes down don't you? One is good, the other... less so. JT never reports why the number goes down, but if you want to know you can find out elsewhere.

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