The relatively low number of COVID-19 cases in Japan is likely due to limited testing.
Despite having cases detected earlier than most countries worldwide, Japan has seemingly not been overrun by the coronavirus.
This may lead to a “false sense of security” that could cause the virus to spread more rapidly than it has so far in Japan.
As of Thursday, Japan has 924 cases and 29 deaths from COVID-19. With over 81,000 cases in China and over 8,500 cases in South Korea, experts wonder if Japan has kept the virus contained or just hasn’t tested enough of its population.
“The Japan conundrum is just the fact that if you don’t test for it, you’re not going to find a lot of cases,” says Jason