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Tokyo registers 401 virus infections on Nov. 25 amid 3rd wave

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (Mainichi/Naoaki Hasegawa)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 401 new coronavirus infections on Nov. 25.

    The newly recorded infections followed 186 on Nov. 24, 314 on Nov. 23 and 391 on Nov. 22. The capital logged a high of 539 new cases on Nov. 21. Tokyo is facing a third wave of 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, and increasing again to 403 in the third week. This is up from the October average, which saw 5,358 total infections for an average of 172.8 per day. The city recorded 8,126 new infections in August -- about 262 cases per day on average.

    Tokyo has recorded over 38,000 infections altogether, the highest among Japan's 47 prefectures, with the overall death toll reaching 479 as of Nov. 24. There were 51 patients hospitalized in Tokyo with severe COVID-19 symptoms as of Nov. 24.


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