Tokyo reports 327 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,234


The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 327 new cases of the coronavirus, down 26 from Friday.

The number is the result of 8,072 tests conducted on Feb 17.

The most number of cases were 69 people in their 20s, followed by 50 in their 30s, 49 in their 40s, 39 in their 50s, 32 in their 60s, 25 in their 80s and 18 in their 70s. Thirty-one cases were aged 20 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 82, down two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 511.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,234. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (131), Chiba (123), Saitama (121), Osaka (94), Fukuoka (71), Aichi (46), Hyogo (42), Ibaraki (38) and Hokkaido (34).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 78.

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How many tests?

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What number of tests would you believe?

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Doing excellent as the herd moves forward.

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8072 There, you have it @Zoroto 4:07p. Story was updated 5:30 JST.

”*Editor: Story will be updated later with nationwide numbers.” *

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Everyday there are between 300 and 500 new cases in Tokyo. That around 3,000 new cases every week in one city alone. That is nothing to rejoice about.

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Do the hustle

Everyday there are between 300 and 500 new cases in Tokyo. That around 3,000 new cases every week in one city alone. That is nothing to rejoice about.

Yup, especially when these are just a small fraction of all people who were tested. The only ones allowed to be tested at public health centers (and thus, the only cases that were officially counted). Every other case, and all possible contact cases = ignored.

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If they want to report every day, why don't they vaccinate those first. The numbers have been the screens of Wall Street market

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The numbers of positives have been dropping like an object in free fall yet the number of deaths have remained high for close to 2 months and we still hear the medical system is strained, Things just don't add up.

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snowymountainhell, it's not so much the number of tests as it is the difficulty of getting one when you should. If only 10,000 or so people wanted to get a test, fine. But on any given day, surely there are more than 10,000 people with covid 19 symptoms that should be getting a test but can't. At this point in the pandemic, that's just stupid. By now, you must at least know someone who knows someone who was sick and couldn't get a test. That's the problem.

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The problem here are those quite significant 10% among young people, who always were said to not feel any symptoms even when infected. But now they obviously do, otherwise they wouldn’t have been tested and counted. That indicates a certain percentage of the new variants starting of manifesting, doesn’t it?

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Sandy Beach- Johns Hopkins indicates there could be herd immunity in the U.S. by April. With the amount of infections plus vaccines, the chains of transmission will be broken. Infection rates have already plummeted. Not exactly sure if Japan is in the same boat, but it can’t be far behind.

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