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Tokyo reports 635 coronavirus cases; 1,050 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 635 new coronavirus cases, down 241 from Saturday. The number is the result of 8,688 tests conducted on April 23. In Osaka, the number of cases was 1,050, continuing a slight downward trend for the last three days.

In Tokyo, people in their 20s (182 cases) and their 30s (117) accounted for the highest numbers, while 91 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 50, one down from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 864, up 27 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6 p.m. was 4,597. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (473), Fukuoka (334), Aichi (225), Kanagawa (221), Saitama (211), Kyoto (150), Chiba (146), Hokkaido (110), Nara (90), Ibaraki (76), Okinawa (66), Okayama (65), Oita (63), Kumamoto (59), Tokushima (44), Gifu (40), Gunma (38), Mie (36), Niigata (32), Hiroshima (32) and Miyagi (31).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 47.

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Could be much worse. Fortunately "most" Japanese heed the warnings and are cautious in their everyday lives. That is why we are not seeing so much serious illness and death here. The numbers will likely be up and down for a long time since 38% of the population does not want to take the vaccine.

-21 ( +6 / -27 )

That is why we are not seeing so much serious illness and death here

They are not testing nearly enough and they are not testing those who die, so no, we don't know what the situation is.

14 ( +27 / -13 )

 635 new coronavirus cases, down 241 from Saturday.  

Up 92 from last Sunday (+17%)

15 ( +23 / -8 )

I don't understand. It is only 16:46. What about the rest of the day?

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

YouTube “Shibuya Crossing live” and you’ll see why the majority of cases are in their 20s and 30s.

even at Osaka Dontonbori bridge you can see the same situation.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Avoid people in their 20s, literally like the plague

18 ( +22 / -4 )

YouTube “Shibuya Crossing live” and you’ll see why the majority of cases are in their 20s and 30s. 

https://youtu.be/HpdO5Kq3o7Y

even at Osaka Dontonbori bridge you can see the same situation.

https://youtu.be/ksK8pri10IQ

12 ( +12 / -0 )

@ gokai - these are the results of three days ago, Thursday, not today, Sunday. I often wondered why they would report the findings early in the afternoon, until I finally caught on.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

very happy. much lower today

-21 ( +5 / -26 )

Yet, your comments don’t seem so “Objective” @4:26pm:

“Fortunately, "most" Japanese heed the warnings and are cautious in their everyday lives. That is why we are not seeing so much serious illness and death here.” -

Comments like those above appear to be as much biased as these daily ‘numbers’.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

That is why we are not seeing so much serious illness and death here. 

There's none so blind as those who will not see. Like that renowned scientific Donald J. Trump explained to us: "If you don't test, you don't have any cases." This is page one of the Japan Olympic "playbook" . As a result, even though 'we' can't see it, medical experts have been calling for more drastic measures. By the time "we" have seen it, it will be totally out of control.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14331155

Countries that have already faced this kind of collapse (Brazil, Philippines, India, among others), have had to deal with rationing care, and seeing people die from lack of oxygen.

A competent government acts to try and avoid it ever getting to this extreme. Apart from anything, a collapsed medical system creates the perfect conditions to incubate new mutant strains.

16 ( +21 / -5 )

Some quotes from another article on this site about India's current outbreak (from 10,000 daily cases to 350,000 and climbing) show how fast the situation can change for the worse:

Caught off-guard by the latest deadly spike, the federal government ...

... health experts say India had an entire year to prepare for the inevitable — and it didn’t.

....the Indian government has been "very reactive to this situation rather than being proactive.”...

... the government should have used the last year, when the virus was more under control, to develop plans to address a surge and “stockpiled medications and developed public-private partnerships" ...

“Most importantly, they should have looked at what was going on in other parts of the world and understood that it was a matter of time before they would be in a similar situation,’’ ...

Does any of this resonate?

19 ( +22 / -3 )

Of course it’s a big lot more, otherwise they wouldn’t have declared SOE, but not even noticed those 600-800 a day in a greater 30 million inhabitants area.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Why have the number of tests conducted mysteriously disappeared from the reporting? Moderators?

Moderator: The number of tests is added at around 8 p.m. each day.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Thumbs up to theResident for a good comment.

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

Looks like things are well under control despite the government not introducing draconian measures to curb our liberties. I ave no concern over Japan having issues that are being experienced in India, the high levels of hygiene and cleanliness make that impossible in Japan

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

And, a request for "Thumbs Up" from the equally "obsessed".

Well said, @as_the_crow_flies 6:18pm.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

They are not testing nearly enough and they are not testing those who die, so no, we don't know what the situation is.

It doesn't make much difference, them testing or not. The situation is bad because the hospitals are down . How bad ? Well on a scale from 1 to 10 it is 10. Will the lockdown solve the transmission problem ? 100% NOT !, Japan is just simply too big for any of the nonsense offered to work.

The only solution to this problem is massive vaccination effort starting tomorrow with all the approved vaccines around the world we can get our hands on.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Here we go. The miraculous drop in numbers.

Liars

6 ( +9 / -3 )

*snowymountainhellToday ** 06:11 pm JST*

Yet, your comments don’t seem so “Objective

If you think more than 50% of the population is NOT heeding the warnings and are NOT cautious in their everyday lives, then you must not be living in Japan, or you have your eyes closed. 99%+ are wearing masks and only a small fraction of the population is being careless. Nothing subjective about that. If you focus on the healthy, young people your numbers will be skewed. MOST = the greatest amount

As for the 38% of the population who do not intend to get the Covid vaccine...please check the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/28/japan-faces-olympian-task-slow-start-covid-vaccinations

Again, I am being objective but it just doesn't fit your opinion.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Went out this afternoon to assess the situation in my local area. Started at Dobutsuen-Mae, first I noticed Pachinko was open and a few eateries were serving alcohol. Place was very busy. After this I walked to Tennoji Park where it was packed. Many with friends without masks and plenty consuming alcohol. Nobody was social distancing.I then walked to Namba past Ebisucho. Streets busy as ever but Namba was quiet and Takashimaya was closed apart from the basement food floor. I went home after this on the Midosuji Line which was slightly less busy than usual.

All in all, I’d say there is little change in people’s behaviour on the first day of SOE 3.

Please don’t be scared of Covid, youre very unlikely to have a problem because of Covid unless it mutates to be far more dangerous

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

I hope for Japan no natural catastrophe to happen as for now, you know like earthquakes.

Please stay safe.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The official daily death rate is now the same, if not worse, than when it was at its maximum in mid-May last year. And it's going in the wrong direction.

falseflagsteve:

All in all, I’d say there is little change in people’s behaviour on the first day of SOE 3.

And that's the problem. Thank you for playing your part.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

I felt better, after I got vaccinated.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Youre welcome, I enjoy keeping people informed of the situation and trying to set their mind at ease.

I see.

Do you put the milk in first when you pour a cup of tea?

I like a digestive ( not the chocolate ones ) with my tea but my wife likes a rich tea or a Jaffa cake.

How about you?

7 ( +9 / -2 )

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