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Tokyo sees 522 more coronavirus infections on Nov. 20 after hitting daily high

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (Mainichi/Makoto Ogawa)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital recorded 522 new coronavirus infections on Nov. 20, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    The new infections came after the capital was hit with a daily record of 534 cases on Nov. 19.

    Tokyo has seen a recent rise in virus infections following earlier surges in April and August. In the first week of November, Tokyo averaged 191.3 new infections per day, rising to 296.4 in the second week. This is up from the average for October, which saw a total of 5,358 infections for an average of 172.8 per day. The city recorded a monthly high of 8,126 new infections in August -- about 262 cases per day on average.

    Tokyo has recorded over 36,000 infections altogether, the highest among Japan's 47 prefectures, with the overall death toll reaching 476 as of Nov. 19. There were 38 patients hospitalized in Tokyo with severe COVID-19 symptoms as of Nov. 19.


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