(5/17) Tokyo today about COVID-19 [Fixed Value]



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



419 ( -123 from the day before) new infections confirmed in Tokyo.





◆◆◆ Japan ◆◆◆



Number of people infected nationwide : 3,680 ( -1,581)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 116 ( +69)

Number of people infected in Tokyo : 419 ( -123)

 *( )= increase  from the day before



Number of people infected nationwide : 689,176 ( +3,674)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 11,653 ( +116)

Number of hospital discharges : 595,836 ( +5,133)

 *( )= 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 : 1,227 ( +4



Airport(+Seaport) Quarantine : 3 ( -13 / Total 3,030)

  *( )= increase  from the day before




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

▽東京都 (Tokyo)          152,658人  (前日+  419人)
▽大阪府 (Osaka)            95,157人  (前日+  382人)
▽神奈川県 (Kanagawa)   58,070人  (前日+199人) 
▽埼玉県 (Saitama)         41,688人  (前日+ 135人)
▽愛知県 (Aichi)              41,134人  (前日+ 362人)
▽兵庫県 (Hyogo)            37,669人  (前日+ 120人)
▽千葉県 (Chiba)             35,599人  (前日+ 128人)
▽北海道 (Hokkaido)        30,774人  (前日+372人)
▽福岡県 (Fukuoka)          30,524人  (前日+283人)
▽京都府 (Kyoto)              14,779人  (前日+103人)

*( )= increase  from the day before


▽沖縄県 (Okinawa)       13,918人  (前日+    59人)


 (*All of the above from 2021/05/17 20:56 /  NHK NEWS WEB)



◆◆◆ World ◆◆◆



Number of people infected nationwide  163,763,088 ( +520,881)

Number of people deaths nationwide : 3,394,442 ( +9,119)

Number of hospital discharges : 142,243,576 ( +665,264)

( All of the above from 2021/05/17 20:00 / worldometers)

*( )= increase  from the day before





The number of newly infected people in Tokyo has dropped to the level before GW only on Mondays!


I think it’s about time that the influence of Golden Week is fading, so I hope it will continue to decline in earnest …!




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

(Around 15:00 on May 17, Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo)



Well, I will summarize

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



Out of [419] new infections in Tokyo


・Today’s newly infected people are men and women in their under10 to over100

[211] people is in their 20s to 30s
  (about 50% of the total) 

[102] people is in their 40s to 50s
  (about 24% of the total)

     *under10 : [7] persons
     *10s :       [30] persons
     *20s :      [126] persons
     *30s :      [85] persons
     *40s :      [53] persons
     *50s :      [49] persons
     *60s :       [31] persons
     *70s :       [18] persons
     *80s :       [15] persons
     *90s :     [4] persons
     *over100 : [1] persons


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


Infection at home         [75] people
Infection at office         [28] people
・Infection in the facility    [24] people
Infection by eating out   [8] people
Infection via other routes [N/A] people


*Bed usage rate:         43.4% (←43.5%)
  for severely ill people: 22.8% (←22.5%)
   *( )= Number of the previous day


(Individual infection information)

 ・Medical institutions in the prefecture
       *Today [N/A] person(s) / Cumulative [7] person(s)


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

Number of hospitalized :  2,430 ( -1)

Number of seriously ill :  85 ( +1)

Hotel medical treatment : 1,328 ( -57)

Home medical treatment :  2,336 ( -66)

Adjusting for “hospitalization or hotel or home treatment” : 696 ( -321)

People discharged from hospital or

those who have completed medical treatment at home: 143,910 ( +857)

 *( )= 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)

 = 419 - 857  - 7

 = -445 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)

 = 152,658 - 143,910 - 1,958

 = 6,790 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 [419]

Rich contacts [154] people

   (about 37% of the total)

Unknown infection route [265] people

    (about 63% of the total)

・Overseas travel history holder [0] person(s)

* Bringing in samples from outside of Tokyo [20 cases]




Quarantine at the airport

Case study Response
(arrival date)
Age sex residence Behavior history Symptom
2846 Narita
30s Woman Gunma Prefecture United Arab Emirates Asymptomatic
2847 Narita
20’s male Tokyo India Asymptomatic
2848 Kansai
International Airport (5/16)
Forties male Hyogo prefecture Philippines 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 [135] people  

   →Saitama City    [24] person(s)
    Kawaguchi City [18] person(s)
    Koshigaya City   [5] person(s)
    Kawagoe City      [10] person(s)
    Other municipalities [78] person(s)


(Individual infection information)

 ・Medical institutions in the prefecture
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [25] 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 [199] people

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


(Individual infection information)

 ・”Nippon Sport Science University” Athletic Club in Yokohama City
       *Today [2] person(s) / Cumulative [26] person(s)

 ・Childcare facility in Sagamihara City
       *Today [4] person(s) /Cumulative [6] person(s)




*** Chiba ***

New infections are [128] people


(Individual infection information)

 ・Facilities for the elderly in Matsudo City
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [10] 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 [382] people 

 ・ I couldn’t confirm the information today …




*** Aichi ***

New infections are [362] people

   Nagoya City [155] people




*** Okinawa ***

New infections are [59] 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 [282] person(s)

   →Fukuoka City    [119] people 
   →Kitakyushu City [35] people
   →Kurume City       [8] people


(Individual infection information)

 *Details are unknown, but it is said that a new cluster has occurred at a vocational school in Fukuoka City.




◆◆◆ Hokkaido ◆◆◆

New infections are [372] person(s)

   →Sapporo City [210] people


(Individual infection information)

 ・”Shizunai Agricultural High School” in Shinhidaka Town
       *Today [4] person(s) / Cumulative [9] person(s)

 ・”Satsunai Sakae Nursery School” in Makubetsu City
       *Today [9] person(s) / Cumulative [24] person(s)

 ・Special elderly nursing home in Sapporo City
       *Today [5] person(s) / Cumulative [23] person(s)

 ・Medical institutions (238th case) in Sapporo City
       *Today [4] person(s) / Cumulative [23] person(s)


      *Among the infected people counted today, there are [11] cluster relationships, including the above… (Other than the above, add 2 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 [120] person(s)


(Individual infection information)

 ・Facilities for the elderly in Nishinomiya City
       *Today [1] person(s) / Cumulative [24] person(s)




◆◆◆ Kyoto ◆◆◆

New infections are [103] 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 9094 people (80)
▽ Miyagi Prefecture has 8577 people (24)
▽ Hiroshima prefecture has 8560 people (167)
▽ Shizuoka Prefecture has 7515 people (47)
▽ Gifu Prefecture has 7509 people (70)
▽ Nara Prefecture has 7346 people (39)
▽ Gunma Prefecture has 7239 people (36)
▽ Okayama Prefecture has 6244 people (108)
▽ Tochigi Prefecture has 5867 people (22)
▽ Kumamoto Prefecture has 5485 people (70)
▽ Shiga Prefecture has 4529 people (22)
▽ Mie Prefecture has 4490 people (29)
▽ Nagano Prefecture has 4374 people (23)
▽ Fukushima Prefecture has 4268 people (23)
▽ Ishikawa Prefecture has 3249 people (16)
▽ Oita Prefecture has 2916 people (28)
▽ Kagoshima Prefecture has 2909 people (38)
▽ Niigata Prefecture has 2859 people (11)
▽ Miyazaki Prefecture has 2834 people (28)
▽ Nagasaki Prefecture has 2740 people (16)
▽ Yamaguchi Prefecture has 2440 people (17)
▽ Saga Prefecture has 2253 people (27)
▽ Aomori Prefecture has 1981 people (29)
▽ Yamagata Prefecture has 1729 people (14)
▽ Tokushima Prefecture has 1585 people (14)
▽ Toyama Prefecture has 1528 people (18)
▽ Iwate Prefecture has 1241 people (18)


*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!)




There’s been a lot of vaccine-related news in the last few days!


First and foremost …

It seems that reservations for large-scale vaccination venues opened in Osaka and Tokyo have started today!


For the time being, reservations are possible for people over 65 years old

・Tokyo - Reception starts around 11:00 on May 17th
・Osaka - Reception starts around 13:00 on May 17th


It seems that the stance is that the target area will be expanded every week, and after one day with a break for each week, the next reservation acceptance period starts for one week, and basically reservations are accepted after the 17th!


The government says, “We have a sufficient amount of vaccine, so please calmly make a reservation,” however, I think that the number of reservations that can be made is probably fixed for each break, so we can see the situation that “this week’s reservations are no longer accepted”, right…?



Hmm … the vaccine battle is finally about to begin …



Oh, by the way, the large-scale vaccination venue seems to be under the jurisdiction of the government, and it seems that it is different from the vaccination system of each local government.

Therefore, they said, “Vaccine reservations may be duplicated.” “If you have duplicate reservations, please cancel them.”




(20:30 postscript)

When I checked the information just in case before uploading this “summary article”, the situation was as I expected …


After all, it seems that the reservations in Osaka was closed in an instant (25 minutes!), and even in Tokyo, 36,000 reservations have already been made in just 6 hours, compared to the 50,000 reservations accepted this week…

(*ワクチン大規模接種の予約始まる 東京と大阪で – NHK)




Regarding vaccine supply,

Regarding vaccine supply, the government has officially signed an additional vaccine supply contract with Pfizer in the United States for “50 million doses (for 25 million people) by the end of September!”


Originally, Pfizer and the Japanese government had contracts for 144 million times (72 million people), so this time it will be for 97 million people in total!


The population of Japan is a little over 120 million, so we can almost cover it!

After that, please make the supply and vaccination schedule faster …!



By the way, according to Prime Minister Suga,

 “I would like to finish the second vaccination of the elderly in July and start vaccination of the general public.”


Actually, after the elderly are over, it seems that priority vaccination will be given to welfare facilities such as disabled people, so my turn is still ahead …



It seems that high school students are also vaccinated in depopulated areas, but
(*全住民に2回接種してもワクチン余る村、高校生にも接種開始「全国で不足する中…ありがたい」 – 読売新聞)

ultimately, this COVID-19 disaster will not end unless most of the entire population is vaccinated, so there is no problem if the order is changed to some extent, but the government’s stance of sending vaccines to each municipality in units of 975 times per box and “you should devise the surplus” is strange.




And despite the life-threatening vaccination, each local government is conspicuous in its unusual response, such as having people compete by telephone reservation on a first-come, first-served basis, but in Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture, has already decided to vaccinate at the date and time specified by the city!



That’s fine!

It’s a virus that has been afflicting people for over a year, and it’s a life-threatening vaccination, so all the people should unite and do their best to vaccinate, regardless of their personal schedule …!



The government should write the designated date and time when mailing the vaccination ticket … lol




In Japan, it seems that Osaka finally exceeded the death toll in Tokyo as of May 16th yesterday …

(Osaka = 1958, Tokyo = 1951)
(*大阪府のコロナ死者、累計1958人に 東京を上回る 2月3日以来 – Yahoo!)


And it seems that 47 people died in April without noticing that it was COVID-19, but which is 1.6 times the number of the previous month.
(Number of people confirmed to be infected after death)
(*死亡後にコロナ判明 4月は62%増 “感染気付かず容体急変も” – Yahoo!)




We want to end this ridiculous COVID-19 disaster as soon as possible before the person who is precious to us dies …








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) 689,176

+ (Number of hospital discharges ) 11,653

+ (Number of hospital discharges ) 595,836

= 81,687 people ( -1,575)  ← 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 …




Overseas … Even Taiwan, which is a super-excellent country for infection control, is experiencing a rapid increase in infections again …!

The number of infected people on May 15 was 180, and on 16th it was 207


However … Each news site is aiming for misleading, and although it is written as if it has been increasing rapidly these days, the actual infection situation is as shown in the figure below. ↓




It seems that it’s only a few days since May 15th yesterday …


The reason for the increase in the number of infected people was that a pilot of a major airline China Air, which is usually exempted from the 14-day quarantine period for only 3 days, discovered the infection after the quarantine period, and it seems that the infection was spreading at colleagues, hotels, shops visited, etc …



However, it seems that excellent Taiwan has already taken strict measures such as “prohibiting gathering by 10 or more people” and “prohibiting business of large facilities” …!



Hey … Japan … are you listening …?

Now is the time for you to learn …



Currently, Japan releases immigrants in just three days of quarantine, even when entering from countries where the infection is extremely widespread (35 countries) …!

(Although it is treated as waiting at home until 14 days have passed since then …)

Just the other day, only the really dangerous “India, Pakistan and Nepal” has just been extended to 6 days.




As in the case of Taiwan, you can see that quarantine is absolutely useless in 3 days, but when you think about it, you can see that the virus continues to enter Japan stress-free with almost no stoppage …



What? On the contrary, I feel that the countermeasures are actually super easy …!

COVID-19 seems to be put to an end if the necessary measures are taken properly…!



However, it seems that Japan is not able to do that …






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
542 419


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