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Tokyo records new daily high of 570 virus infections on Nov. 27

A train station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face masks during rush hour in Tokyo on Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported another single-day high of 570 new coronavirus infections in Japan's capital on Nov. 27.

    The newly recorded infections broke the previous record of 539 cases recorded on Nov. 21. The capital 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 October, which saw 5,358 infections in total 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 registered over 39,000 infections altogether, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures, with the overall death toll reaching 485 as of Nov. 26. There were 60 patients hospitalized in Tokyo with severe COVID-19 symptoms as of Nov. 26.


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