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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (Mainichi/Naoaki Hasegawa)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered another 317 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Nov. 11, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    It was the first time for the number of infections to top 300 since Aug. 20. The newly reported infections followed 293 cases confirmed in Tokyo the previous day.

    In the first week of November, Tokyo averaged 191.3 new infections per day. This was up from the average for October, which stood at 172.8 per day with a total of 5,358 infections recorded during the month. September saw 4,921 cases of the virus, or an average of about 164 per day. Tokyo registered a monthly high of 8,126 new infections in August -- about 262 cases per day on average.

    Tokyo has recorded over 32,000 infections altogether, the highest among Japan's 47 prefectures, with the overall death toll topping 460. There were 33 patients hospitalized in Tokyo with severe COVID-19 symptoms as of Nov. 10.


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