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Tokyo reports 907 new coronavirus cases; 1,005 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 907 new coronavirus cases, up 316 from Thursday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 766.

People in their 20s (227 cases), their 30s (189) and their 40s (161) accounted for the highest numbers, while 111 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 69, down three from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 1,131, up 33 from Thursday.

Osaka Prefecture reported 1,005 cases.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 6,057. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (493), Fukuoka (472), Aichi (443), Hokkaido (248), Saitama (238), Kanagawa (230), Kyoto (146), Gifu (130), Okayama (129), Kumamoto (100), Chiba (99), Nara (98), Gunma (96), Hiroshima (87), Okinawa (82), Oita (78), Fukushima (71), Saga (59), Nagasaki (59), Miyazaki (57), Mie (54), Ibaraki (49), Shiga (49), Shizuoka (48), Nagano (47) and Ishikawa (47).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 148, of which 50 were in Osaka.

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And these figures are from 3 days ago - when the great Suga SoE had stopped the mvement of people so well by having a set of National Holidays on the calendar.

We'd better start getting some proper teeth to this SoE soon - oh, and let this be the final nail in the coffin of the farcical, cursed Olympic heist.

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Apparently suga is happy with the effects of the s.o.e. I have no idea what he can find consoling in these totally unrepresentative numbers!

15 ( +17 / -2 )

For a good looking a lower weekly floating average has been established? Nice. Someone must have searched and found a sophisticated propaganda handbook in the library. lol

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Ho hum. Another day, another useless number.

-17 ( +4 / -21 )

either they're going to have to slash testing or they're going to have over 1000 VERY SOON.

That's my prediction for what its worth.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Deaths in japan:

Thu 6th = 65

Wed 5th = 60

Tue 4th = 51

Mon 3rd = 48.

During the latest complete 7 day period of data in the UK, deaths are averaging 11 per day.

Japan is starting to lose this fight. And yet, still no clear vaccine plan.

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Japan really needs to have a proper lockdown for a month and eliminate all non-essential travel... AND get started on a proper vaccination programme. These figures for Tokyo are yo-yoing constantly... there really is no progress at all

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Does anyone have a record of what the figures were this time last year, during the first failed attempt to control the virus? I'm pretty sure they weren't this bad...

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Does anyone have a record of what the figures were this time last year, during the first failed attempt to control the virus? I'm pretty sure they weren't this bad...

You can get an idea here

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

The figures much lower, although the current figures are still lower than they were ofter the NY holidays. The SoE first was reasonably well observed, the subsequent ones increasingly less so judging by the vast crowds of people in my town over GW.

People are bored of halfarsed measures and confusing govt. messages. They've decided that they are gonna mask up and do their best whilst still getting on with life. Might be folly, but I can't say I blame them.

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Where are our daily analysis and comparisons?

“If you go to https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/ towards the top, in tiny font you get a 3-day average. If you click on the "Other indexes" tab, there is a "Number of Tests" chart.

There is also another set of testing numbers on https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/  

On the main page's "Positive Test Percentage" chart, there is a daily test count and a 7-day average, 2 days behind. So it's very clear that they are trying to manipulate the numbers by decreasing testing.”

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

You know the ol saying, "whatever goes up, must come down" ? Well it seems whatever goes down, must come up!

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Deaths in japan:

Thu 6th = 65

Wed 5th = 60

Tue 4th = 51

Mon 3rd = 48.

Please share where you are getting this information. That is pretty scary.

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SZomeone does have those numbers @DerekGrebe 4:46pm but today, we’ll need ...

“Does anyone have a record of what the figures were this time last year, during the first failed attempt to control the virus? I'm pretty sure they weren't this bad...” -

... someone else to pickup “The 2021 Official Numbers Torch” and run with it as ‘the scheduled runner may have temporarily ‘stumbled’.

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@marcelito

I usually start my day by singing this refrain to the tune of “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” Not a perfect fit, but it can be shoehorned in.

It seems that the numbers will go up and down a bit following GW, but they are, unfortunately, sure to surpass the third wave’s peak. So, sorry to say and contrary to a glorious popular belief, they haven’t peaked yet.

As always, hope I’m wrong and hope all the posters here stay healthy during this wave.

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People are bored of halfarsed measures and confusing govt. messages. They've decided that they are gonna mask up and do their best whilst still getting on with life. Might be folly, but I can't say I blame them.

We have given up changing policy at work with staff coming into work based on the figures or the SOE/Semi-SOE/Demi-semi SOE or whatever.

Guff.

.. someone else to pickup “The 2021 Official Numbers Torch” and run with it as ‘the scheduled runner may have temporarily ‘stumbled’.

You seem interested You can do it for us. Help us calm the hysterics from both sides with the figures.

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Please share where you are getting this information. That is pretty scary.

You can see national case and death timelines on NHK news here

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/special/coronavirus/

And expect a spike in deaths today, probably well over 100. Osaka alone has 50 and Hyogo 14.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Concerning those numbers (actually cases) let's wait until mid or end of next week.

I strongly assume (but don't ask for it) the numbers will go up again.

In reference to last year's count same day:

Tokyo 4.748

Osaka 1.698

Kanagawa 1.128 but

Kagawa 28 (today 50!)

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Care factor.....0

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Medical staff are becoming so frustrated with the Suga-govt incompetence that they are beginning to display Olympics opposition messages in hospital windows. Hope this spreads and gets picked up by international media...LDP politicians needs to be thoroughly embarrassed internationally to even consider listening to those whom they are supposed to represent. Well done to the medical staff involved , story link here.

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14344117

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> RecklessToday  05:05 pm JST

Deaths in japan:

Thu 6th = 65

Wed 5th = 60

Tue 4th = 51

Mon 3rd = 48.

Please share where you are getting this information. That is pretty scary.

They are printed daily in the "Asahi Shinbun". Strangely there used to be a link on the front page, but now I seem to have to hunt for it.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/tag/11029417/

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Suga san was waiting on a Japanese vaccine hence, we are all waiting for anything now. Thank you Suga san.

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Reckless

Check out worldometers.com and see Japans daily deaths

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/#graph-deaths-daily

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So, how’s the current round of SOE working out for you? Obviously, it’s useless!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Deaths today

50 just in Osaka.

over 100 nationwide

record cases in many places

yeah sure it is looking good here

BtW there is a serious article circulating that surmise Japan’s deaths are 10 times more than official numbers

yeah sure it is looking good here

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First of all. Every death is tragic. Every death related to covid is sad and probably many could have been preventable.

That being said, even IF the death numbers in Japan are 10 times worse than reported, that's still what...1,000 in the entire country? I'd still say compared to the vast majority of the world, Japan has done quite well despite the half baked prevention measures.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

BtW there is a serious article circulating that surmise Japan’s deaths are 10 times more than official numbers

This is what realistic people would believe yes !

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That being said, even IF the death numbers in Japan are 10 times worse than reported, that's still what...1,000 in the entire country? I'd still say compared to the vast majority of the world, Japan has done quite well despite the half baked prevention measures.

Sure the japanese food diet is efficient at preventing death from COVID-19.

Japanese culture did well, japanese government didn't.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Big clusters with deaths reported in nursing homes in Osaka and Hyogo.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Again no mention of the number of tests, and again according to Tokyo Keizai the majority of tests were done by individuals paying out if pocket private labs after the government refused to test them.

The number of reported cases is higher than the number of tests performed by the government.

If people stopped paying for their own tests then the government would only be testing about 3,500 people a day and reporting about 1,500 cases in the country.

This is a joke, the government is trying to test as few as possible to claim low numbers,

Not having autopsies for those over 65 and not testing for the virus is the perfect combination to claim Japan is special and to claim the Olympics will be safe.

And by some of the comments here some have swallowed it all hook line and sinker.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 120, of which 50 were in Osaka.

The total deaths today is actually 146 (as of 8:30pm).

That is by far the highest daily total ever.

It is 20% higher than the previous one-day record of 121.

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According to the data collected by Tokyo Keizai on average the government is testing 3,500 a day across the country, plus about 4,500 private individuals are paying their own testing each day.

That average only 8,000 tests a day for all of Japan and on average the number of positive cases is around 3,000 to 4,000.

Now if people can't see something wrong here let me help,

At 40 to 50% positivity rate would make Japan the highest positivity rate in the world.

Come on Jgov stop this playlist around just to hide things before the Olympics.

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Yet they announce a soften version of the SOE for the next 3 weeks and think we will be happy with the announce that Olympic Athletes will all be vaccinated before the Olympics ( while the problem is not about vaccinating the athletes only…).

it surprises me everyday but not funny when some people in Osaka and Hyogo are dying at their home and hotel room suffocating due to lack of hospital bed availability.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

In reference to last year's count same day:

Tokyo 4.748

Osaka 1.698

Kanagawa 1.128 but

Kagawa 28 (today 50!)

Yes and again according to the data collected by Tokyo Keizai, at this time last year the total daily testing for the country was between 40,000 and 60,000 today it was under 8,000.

So if we take that into account and multiply the 8,000 by 5 to 40,000 tests we could expect to have the number of positive test in Kanagawa to be at lest 250 and Tokyo to be around 4,500.

Logic is that even the government admits we are now dealing with more contagious and virulent variants but somehow the numbers are a fraction of those last year.

Well yes because the number of people being tested is at least 5 times less than last year.

Don't want high numbers of covid simple solution stop testing and voila low numbers of cases.

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Hubert GulletchipToday  08:33 pm JST

First of all. Every death is tragic. Every death related to covid is sad and probably many could have been preventable.

That being said, even IF the death numbers in Japan are 10 times worse than reported, that's still what...1,000 in the entire country? I'd still say compared to the vast majority of the world, Japan has done quite well despite the half baked prevention measures.

1,000 deaths per day is acceptable? You set a very low bar to what is acceptable!

UK is averaging 10 per day, and they are seen as a place where it was handled badly.

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divindaToday  08:47 pm JST

The total deaths today is actually 146 (as of 8:30pm).

That is by far the highest daily total ever.

It is 20% higher than the previous one-day record of 121.

What is the source for this info?

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My daughter made an interesting observation.

Many elderly are avoiding any unnecessary activities because of covid-19.

If the government can continue to be this incompetent until election day, hopefully the elderly will stay home and without their votes the LDP will loose the biggest voting block they have and we may actually get a new government without LDP involved.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Big clusters with deaths reported in nursing homes in Osaka and Hyogo.

It is criminal that the gov't has never seen the need to test on a regular basis

workers of elderly homes who can be asymptomatic and unknowingly infect

those they are supposed to take care of, yet they are planning on testing young healthy

Olympians. In any normal country there would be an outcry.

The media and the so called experts they parade have been death silent.

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@Tokyoite

What is the source for this info?

You can see updates on NHK news. Here is the latest:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210507/k10013017321000.html

Oh, and the total deaths today is now up to 148,

with a record 39 in Hyogo.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I had a check on the many sources, and yes, as the posters above have said, 148 deaths in one day, compared to the previous record of 121 back in Feb 11. And photos showing that nobody is practising social distancing, especially at stations.

I wonder how high the numbers of cases and deaths have to be before the government says enough is enough, or are they going to just suppress the real numbers even more? As many say, this is CRIMINAL. They really are trying to make China look competent.

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Hubert Gulletchip

First of all. Every death is tragic. Every death related to covid is sad and probably many could have been preventable.

That being said, even IF the death numbers in Japan are 10 times worse than reported, that's still what...1,000 in the entire country? I'd still say compared to the vast majority of the world, Japan has done quite well despite the half baked prevention measures.

Well, according to this fresh study by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Japan has an estimated 10 times more of covid deaths, than what has been reported. Japan has reported 10,390 deaths (total), whereas the estimate is a whopping 108,320.

Rest of the world has "only" twice as many deaths compared to what's been reported.

http://www.healthdata.org/special-analysis/estimation-excess-mortality-due-covid-19-and-scalars-reported-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR1UGh_G9pGcUnRJACeKJzbUM1rLU_shuEnp7b9P5V7Wafx5VcOSUoZCS7s

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I was just about to post the exact same comment and link of underestimated deaths.

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Hubert will you stop this misinformation, Any country with that many deaths can’t hide the disaster, check the countries around the world with that many deaths, how many of them could have gone along without a shut down? Balancing the economic impact of dealing with this virus is equally important, the politicians here aren’t that bright but the system seem to make things work without these politicians, it takes the populace to make things work, and that you and me

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The lack of vaccinations in arms is a disgrace. Stockpiling vaccine in freezers is unforgivable.

From BBC today:

Suga has come under fire for his response to the latest outbreak and Japan’s slow vaccine rollout, which began in mid-February. Poor planning and staff shortages mean it has yet to finish inoculating medical workers and has barely started administering jabs to people aged 65 and over.

So far 2.2% of the population has received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine to have been approved by the health ministry. Japan has used just 15% of its stockpile, with 24 million doses sitting in freezers.

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How am I spreading misinformation? Read what I said again. In no where did I state anything false.

Your bias is showing.

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Any word on the number of tests?

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vinke:

http://www.healthdata.org/special-analysis/estimation-excess-mortality-due-covid-19-and-scalars-reported-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR1UGh_G9pGcUnRJACeKJzbUM1rLU_shuEnp7b9P5V7Wafx5VcOSUoZCS7s

Figure 5 in that link looks frightening from Japan's point of view. It literally is the worst, along with Egypt, Kazakhstan and Mongolia! China looks very honest, in comparison. Suga must think people are stupid.

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