People walk along a street in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara
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Tokyo reports 350 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,305

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 350 new cases of the coronavirus, up 84 from Monday.

The number (188 men and 162 women) is the result of 4,791 tests conducted on Feb 13.

The most number of cases were 65 people in their 20s, followed by 59 in their 50s, 53 in their 30s, 41 in their 40s, 36 in their 80s, 34 in their 70s and 23 in their 60s. Thirty-seven cases were aged 20 or younger.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 92, down five from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 644.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 1,305. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Chiba (145), Kanagawa (133), Saitama (114), Osaka (98), Aichi (63), Fukuoka (48), Hyogo (46), Hokkaido (44) and Gifu (26).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 101 (27 in Tokyo).

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It's going back up again! Quick! Stop the testing!

9 ( +19 / -10 )

The counting definitely is somewhat strange and confusing every now and then.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Best we can hope for is that the numbers can be kept well within what the healthcare system can handle.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 92, down five from Monday

These are the important numbers.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Who cares if there are a million tests or zero tests.

After over a year of the pandemic spreading in one of the most densely populated cities on earth, 99.99% of Japanese people are totally unscathed and do not require hospitalization.

-4 ( +16 / -20 )

Shut it down!! We need to aim for Zero Covid!!! Get advice from Jaccie Ardern!!! Where is our own homegrown Dr Fauci to give us guidance and hope!!! The sheer complacency of the political class here and ignorance of all my fellow Tokyo-ites is breathtaking. Can't they see that looming crisis?

7 ( +15 / -8 )

Wakarimasen

Well said!

5 ( +8 / -3 )

@Burning! 100% Correct

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

I would never let anyone randomly test me in order to play stat games. The virus is weak but the hype in the news is not.

Some may die and so be it. It is what it is.

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

The virus is weak but the hype in the news is not.

Some may die and so be it. It is what it is.

So why do you on and on about seeking out and getting the inoculation?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Playing with numbers again ???

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Would like to know how prevalent new variants are. I guess they haven't set up the genetic sequencing here yet.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I live for the day when we no longer see a kimono outfit marred with the mask.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Lots of positive indicators. I hope the numbers are accurate and the trend continues. The decrease in serious cases and deaths is encouraging.

I really hope the trend continues here and overseas.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

4,791 tests??? and you brag you think this nation is safe from covid?? Go ahead let the olympics happen as its the only way we can get the govt to take serious action. Saddly no one will attend the event. best not to and save your money.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Japan will be pretty much done with the pandemic by the time vaccines have any impact in Japan. Japan managed it better than just about any other country.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Amazing. I am quite optimistic that the Olympics will be held.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@burning

totally agree - spot on.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

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