(5/15) Tokyo today about COVID-19 [Fixed Value]



***  This article is written with the help of Google Translate… ***



772 ( -82 from the day before) new infections confirmed in Tokyo.





◆◆◆ Japan ◆◆◆



Number of people infected nationwide : 6,422 ( +156)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 93 ( +12)

Number of people infected in Tokyo : 772 ( -82)

 *( )= increase  from the day before



Number of people infected nationwide : 680,242 ( +6,421)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 11,489 ( +93)

Number of hospital discharges : 585,429 ( +5,324)

 *( )= increase  from the day before

* Since revisions are made daily by local governments and the media,
the cumulative total may differ from the new figures for the day.


Number of seriously ill persons nationwide : 1,231 ( +22



Airport(+Seaport) Quarantine : 5 ( +2 / Total 3,011)

  *( )= increase  from the day before




(Cumulative) * The following is up to 10 worst prefectures.

▽東京都 (Tokyo)          151,697人  (前日+  772人)
▽大阪府 (Osaka)            94,155人  (前日+  785人)
▽神奈川県 (Kanagawa)   57,576人  (前日+328人) 
▽埼玉県 (Saitama)         41,337人  (前日+ 246人)
▽愛知県 (Aichi)              40,250人  (前日+ 596人)
▽兵庫県 (Hyogo)            37,284人  (前日+ 299人)
▽千葉県 (Chiba)             35,336人  (前日+ 140人)
▽北海道 (Hokkaido)        29,911人  (前日+566人)
▽福岡県 (Fukuoka)          29,737人  (前日+522人)
▽京都府 (Kyoto)              14,536人  (前日+139人)

*( )= increase  from the day before


▽沖縄県 (Okinawa)       13,781人  (前日+   160人)


 (*All of the above from 2021/05/15 20:51 /  NHK NEWS WEB)



◆◆◆ World ◆◆◆



Number of people infected nationwide  162,593,357 ( +712,109)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 3,373,161 ( +12,939)

Number of hospital discharges : 140,496,290 ( +779,185)

( All of the above from 2021/05/15 20:00 / worldometers)

*( )= increase  from the day before





Looking at the number of newly infected people in Tokyo only on Saturday, it looks like that last week was the peak.

I can’t say anything because it’s only decreased once …



And today is Saturday, so I calculated the total number of newly infected people in Tokyo for one week, but …


The result was … [6135] people!



Everyone thought that this week would be “a huge increase due to the influence of Golden Week”, but in the latter half of the week it did not increase so much, so it is easy to think that “What? It exceeded the peak?”
However, if you look at it on a weekly basis, it will continue to increase …



I hope it will decrease next week …




Meanwhile… How about the amount of people in the city in Tokyo…↓

(Around 15:00 on May 15, Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo)



Well, I will summarize

the breakdown of the number of new infections in Tokyo + α …!



Out of [772] new infections in Tokyo


・Today’s newly infected people are men and women in their under10 to 90s

[369] people is in their 20s to 30s
  (about 48% of the total) 

[222] people is in their 40s to 50s
  (about 29% of the total)

     *under10 : [26] persons
     *10s :       [56] persons
     *20s :      [234] persons
     *30s :      [135] persons
     *40s :      [125] persons
     *50s :      [97] persons
     *60s :       [44] persons
     *70s :       [30] persons
     *80s :       [23] persons
     *90s :     [2] persons
     *over100 : [0] persons


[N/A] people is
  in 『the entertainment district at night』
  →Employees and guests such as host clubs and cabaret clubs


Infection at home         [181] people
Infection at office         [37] people
・Infection in the facility    [37] people
Infection by eating out   [14] people
Infection via other routes [N/A] people


*Bed usage rate:         43.1% (←43.1%)
  for severely ill people: 22.8% (←22.5%)
   *( )= Number of the previous day


(Individual infection information)

 ・ I couldn’t confirm the information today …


***  Information on people under medical treatment in Tokyo  ***

Number of hospitalized :  2,410 ( +-0)

Number of seriously ill :  85 ( +1)

Hotel medical treatment : 1,380 ( +45)

Home medical treatment :  2,306 ( -44)

Adjusting for “hospitalization or hotel or home treatment” : 1,340 ( -71)

People discharged from hospital or

those who have completed medical treatment at home: 142,310 ( +831)

 *( )= increase  from the day before


Net increase in infected people in Tokyo

 = (Number of new infections)

   - (Number of people who completed medical treatment)

   - (Number of deaths)

 = 772 - 831  - 11

 = -70 people


Estimated total number of infected people in Tokyo as of today

 = (Number of positives)

   - (end of medical treatment period such as discharge)

   - (Number of deaths)

 = 151,697 - 142,310 - 1,951

 = 7,436 people


*Tokyo currently has 12 facilities for infected people
 (Capacity of 5,048 people)


* A hospital in Tokyo has secured 4716 beds (+332 beds for critically ill patients).
 → According to national standards, the number of beds for severe cases was 1024.


*The hotels are that,

“the b Ikebukuro”, “DayniceHOTEL Tokyo”,
“Toyoko INN Shinjukukabukicho”,
“Toyoko INN Tokyo Station Shinoohashimae”,
“Shinagawa Prince Hotel (East Tower)”,
“Apa Hotel Asakusa Taharamachi Ekimae”,
“Tokyo Toranomon Tokyu REI Hotel”,
“Toyoko Inn Fuchu Nanbu Line Minamitama Station”,
“APA Hotel & Resort Nishi-Shinjuku 5-chome Station Tower”,
“Tokyo Pet-accompanied accommodation facility”,
“APA Hotel Yamanote Otsuka Station Tower”,
“Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro North Exit II”

* 東京都福祉保健局 *3施設追加|東京都


*The source of the total number of infected persons is from 東京都




■ Of today’s number of infected people [772]

Rich contacts [317] people

   (about 41% of the total)

Unknown infection route [454] people

    (about 59% of the total)

・Overseas travel history holder [1] person(s)

* Bringing in samples from outside of Tokyo [24 cases]




Quarantine at the airport

Case study Response
(arrival date)
Age sex residence Behavior history Symptom
2825 Haneda
Under teens Woman Tokyo United States of America Asymptomatic
2826 Kansai
International Airport (5/14)
60s male Hyogo prefecture Philippines Asymptomatic
2827 Haneda
30s male Hyogo prefecture India Asymptomatic
2828 Haneda
50s male Miyagi Prefecture India Asymptomatic
2829 Haneda
30s male Tokyo Sweden Asymptomatic

*From the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare



*Since the number of new infections in Tokyo seems to be almost the number of the previous day,

(Because the deadline for the number of new infections on the day is from 9:00 am the day before to 9:00 am on the day)





And also today, I will summarize some prefectures that have a high number of infected people, not just in the Tokyo area.



*** Saitama ***

New infections are [246] people  

   →Saitama City    [40] person(s)
    Kawaguchi City [39] person(s)
    Koshigaya City   [13] person(s)
    Kawagoe City      [5] person(s)
    Other municipalities [149] person(s)


(Individual infection information)

 ・Medical institutions in the prefecture
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [24] person(s)


    * I’m sorry, but the number of people in Saitama by region comes out, but the details are often late or not come out on the day …




*** Kanagawa ***

New infections are [328] people

  ・Rich contacts [-] people
  ・Unknown infection route [-] people


(Individual infection information)

 ・Licensed nursery school in Yokohama City
       *Today [2] person(s) /Cumulative [5] person(s)

 ・”Tokai University Men’s Judo Club” in Hiratsuka City
       *Today [38 unannounced people added] person(s) / Cumulative [55] person(s)

 ・Private hospital in Hiratsuka jurisdiction
       *Today [2] person(s) / Cumulative [28] person(s)




*** Chiba ***

New infections are [140] people


(Individual infection information)

 ・Office “Japan Howing Chiba Branch” in Funabashi City
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [12] person(s)


 * Currently, in Chiba, cluster information is not coming out much again …
   (I have the impression that they haven’t given much information since autumn)




*** Osaka ***

New infections are [785] people 

 ・ I couldn’t confirm the information today …




*** Aichi ***

New infections are [596] people

   Nagoya City [223] people




*** Okinawa ***

New infections are [160] people


    →US military base:[N/A] person(s)

       *Cumulative 919 US military personel

       *Not included in the number of infected people in Okinawa




*** Fukuoka ***

New infections are [522] person(s)

   →Fukuoka City    [272] people 
   →Kitakyushu City [77] people
   →Kurume City       [41] people


(Individual infection information)

 ・ “Jiyugaoka High School” in Kitakyushu City
       *Today [2] person(s) /Cumulative [10] person(s)




◆◆◆ Hokkaido ◆◆◆

New infections are [566] person(s)

   →Sapporo City [344] people


(Individual infection information)

       * Summary of outbreaks related to the “entertainment district at night in Susukino, Sapporo City
        *Today [ 0 stores, 3 people]
        *Cumulative [251 stores, 897 people]

 ・Shiroishi Police Station in Sapporo City
       *Today [4] person(s) / Cumulative [13] person(s)

 ・Medical institutions (239th case) in Sapporo City
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [21] person(s)


      *Among the infected people counted today, there are [5] cluster relationships, including the above… (Other than the above, add 1 or less each)


     * In Hokkaido, outbreaks are rarely known on the day of the outbreak, and since it will be revealed and announced the next day or later, the cumulative number of people will be announced instead of the number on the day of the outbreak.




◆◆◆ Hyogo ◆◆◆

New infections are [299] person(s)


(Individual infection information)

 *Details are unknown today, but it is said that clusters are occurring in 10 locations in the prefecture.




◆◆◆ Kyoto ◆◆◆

New infections are [139] person(s)

 ・ I couldn’t confirm the information today …




* Others At this time (20:30), it seems that more than 10 people have been confirmed to be infected in the following areas …

▽ Ibaraki Prefecture has 8946 people (62)
▽ Miyagi Prefecture has 8522 people (32)
▽ Hiroshima prefecture has 8122 people (238)
▽ Shizuoka Prefecture has 7385 people (120)
▽ Gifu Prefecture has 7322 people (139)
▽ Nara Prefecture has 7241 people (83)
▽ Gunma Prefecture has 7152 people (66)
▽ Okayama Prefecture has 5965 people (185)
▽ Tochigi Prefecture has 5825 people (43)
▽ Kumamoto Prefecture has 5355 people (116)
▽ Shiga Prefecture has 4472 people (64)
▽ Mie Prefecture has 4424 people (63)
▽ Nagano Prefecture has 4311 people (40)
▽ Fukushima Prefecture has 4214 people (60)
▽ Ishikawa Prefecture has 3174 people (45)
▽ Kagoshima Prefecture has 2842 people (34)
▽ Oita Prefecture has 2830 people (62)
▽ 2815 people (42) in Niigata prefecture
▽ Miyazaki Prefecture has 2786 people (28)
▽ Nagasaki Prefecture has 2712 people (34)
▽ 2612 people (11) in Ehime prefecture
▽ Wakayama Prefecture has 2471 people (17)
▽ Yamaguchi Prefecture has 2386 people (49)
▽ Saga Prefecture has 2199 people (29)
▽ Aomori Prefecture has 1942 people (16)
▽ Kagawa Prefecture has 1789 people (47)
▽ Yamagata Prefecture has 1702 people (21)
▽ Toyama Prefecture has 1490 people (25)
▽ Iwate Prefecture has 1206 people (28)
▽ Akita Prefecture has 684 people (15)
▽ Shimane Prefecture has 424 people (10)


*Graph of the number of newly infected people in Japan as of yesterday

(* This bar graph is up to the previous day, so today’s red bar (handwritten) is on the far right, but it’s about this …)


(*”Since the graph shows only the numbers up to the previous day, I handwritten the rightmost bar, but this is about it!”)









Areas subject to “Emergency declaration” and “Priority measures such as prevention of spread”
  (* As of May 15)

●State of emergency (* until March 31)
 (Extension) Tokyo / Osaka / Hyogo / Kyoto
 (Addition) Aichi / Fukuoka
 (Add more) Hokkaido / Okayama / Hiroshima

● Priority measures such as prevention of spread
 Saitama / Chiba / Kanagawa / Ehime / Okinawa / Hokkaido / Gifu / Mie
 (Addition) Ishikawa / Gunma / Kumamoto

(*群馬など5つの県に“まん延防止”適用方針 – Yahoo!)
(*緊急事態宣言 6都府県に拡大 “まん延防止”は8道県に拡大 – NHK)

*In addition, Gifu is also considering requesting a state of emergency.
 (*岐阜県が緊急事態宣言要請へ 知事「対象の県と同様の水準」 – Yahoo!)



The current infection status of Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima, which were newly added to the state of emergency yesterday, looks like this … ↓

(*Top: Hokkaido / Left: Okayama / Right: Hiroshima)

(*北海道 岡山 広島 3道県に緊急事態宣言決定 政府 – NHK)




So, yesterday, Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima were added to the target areas of the state of emergency!


Until the day before that, only priority measures such as prevention of spread to 5 areas were scheduled to be announced, but as a result of various things after 1 day, it became as follows …!



Information until May 13 ↓

* Regarding the state of emergency, it seems that Hokkaido has a policy of requesting issuance only in Sapporo City.(As of the morning of the 14th)
 (*北海道 鈴木知事 国の緊急事態宣言 措置を札幌限定で求める – NHK)

→* Regarding priority measures such as prevention of spread, it is under consideration to apply to Ishikawa, Gunma, Okayama, Hiroshima and Kumamoto.(As of the morning of the 14th)
 (*群馬など5つの県に“まん延防止”適用方針 – Yahoo!)




Contents officially announced on May 14 ↓

* Areas added to the state of emergency
  Hokkaido / Okayama / Hiroshima
  Period: May 16th-May 31st
 (*3道県“宣言”追加 3県“まん延防止”適用へ 国会で各党が質疑 – NHK)

→*Areas added to priority measures such as prevention of spread
  Ishikawa / Gunma / Kumamoto
  Period: May 16th-June 13th
 (*3道県“宣言”追加 3県“まん延防止”適用へ 国会で各党が質疑 – NHK)





Regarding “why the policy changed in one day?”,

As for the circumstances, it seems that the government informed the subcommittee of the policy of applying priority measures such as prevention of spread to the five prefectures of Gunma, Ishikawa, Okayama, Hiroshima and Kumamoto as originally planned, but as the result of the subcommittee meeting, it seems that the opinion that “a state of emergency should be issued” was given because the infection situation in Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima is becoming difficult.



Specifically, it seems that the following matters were discussed.

①Since many indicators are in stage 4 in those three areas, the measures to be taken are not priority measures but emergency declarations.

② If an emergency declaration is not issued in this situation, the judgments that have been declared will not be consistent.

③It is not a situation where you can wait another week to see the effect of the measures.



In the first place, each governor said as follows, so it seems that the government tried to take priority measures such as prevention of spread.

“Infected people are concentrated not in the entire prefecture but in the central city, so we would like to make it a priority measure that can be issued for each city instead of the target emergency declaration for the entire prefecture.”



Looking at the reactions of the people in the city and the internet, most of the opinions were as follows.

“It was corrected by the subcommittee because the government lacked awareness of the crisis.”
“The government should have decided before going to the subcommittee.”
“The response is too late”
“The government should carefully consider in advance”

However, this change of policy should be praised for listening to the necessary opinions and responding flexibly as needed.



“The government should carefully consider in advance” →The place to consider is the subcommittee

So, rather, I thought, “The government made a good decision even though it would have been criticized for changing its opinions and policies … well done!” …!



Even if the subcommittee conflicts with the government, this time they give a firm opinion to the government.




Well, that’s why yesterday’s declaration of emergency to the three regions and priority measures such as prevention of spread to the three regions were decided, but it may be a little worrisome.

Minister Suga‘s press conference and Chairman Omi‘s press conference, they said, “I made a state of emergency because I think that current infection situation needed a strong message.”

It means that it’s not “there are things that can only be done by declaring an emergency rather than priority measures such as prevention of spread.”, but “We made a state of emergency because we wanted to strongly convey that it was a dangerous situation.”



Well … that’s natural …
Because the priority measures and the state of emergency differ only in the amount of fines etc. in terms of the contents of the measures…



And what they misunderstand is that no one is scared by the word “state of emergency” anymore …



Japan should make strong laws on infectious disease control in addition to priority measures.




* I had a lot of content to tell you today, but since this summary has already become quite long, so (the news will decrease on Saturdays and Sundays,) I would like to tell you after tomorrow …!







And this article↓


How long time the materials such as paper, cloth, plastic, etc. need to eliminating the risk when coronavirus is attached, and how effective disinfection is.

If you are interested, please take a look!







And here’s a trial calculation of how many people in Japan are actually receiving medical treatment.


(Number of people infected nationwide) 680,242

+ (Number of hospital discharges ) 11,489

+ (Number of hospital discharges ) 585,429

= 83,324 people ( +1,004)  ← being treated

 *()=increase  from the day before



(If it is exactly as announced)

For those who are undergoing medical treatment nationwide are…

there are many days when the numbers increase this week too …




Ah, there was such a thing …







(*Go To Eat : Economic measures that the government subsidizes meals to encourage visitors to restaurants)



It seems that it will be extended until December.



… It’s not such situation right now, so just shut up!



After all it was exactly what I said from the beginning,
“The government should do it after COVID-19 is over …”





Please be careful when you go out!










Changes in New Coronavirus Infection in Tokyo


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
121 232 316 279 301 293 1871
237 116 290 340 335 304 330 1952
239 175 300 409 323 303 342 2091
256 187 337 420 394 376 430 2400
313 234 364 414
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
475 440 446 2686
355 249 399 555 545 567 570 3240
421 306 510 591 729 667 759 3983
543 405 711 843 861 759 876 4998
635 425 828 925 1027 698
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Total
1050 5588
879 708 609 621 591 907 1121 5436
1032 573 925 969 1010 854 772 6135


 *Unit: person (number of infected people on that day)