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Tokyo records 311 new coronavirus cases on Nov. 30

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (Mainichi/Naoaki Hasegawa)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 311 new coronavirus infections in Japan's capital on Nov. 30.

    The new infections came a day after the capital logged 418 new cases. Tokyo is facing a third wave of infections following earlier surges in April and August. Reported case numbers typically dip on Mondays following low testing figures over the weekend, especially on Sundays.

    In the first week of November, Tokyo averaged 191.3 new infections per day, rising to 296.4 in the second week, 403 in the third week, and 414.9 in the fourth 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 cases in August -- about 262 per day on average -- during the second wave of infections.

    Tokyo has registered over 40,000 infections altogether, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures, with the overall death toll reaching 488 as of Nov. 29. There were 67 patients hospitalized in Tokyo with severe COVID-19 symptoms as of Nov. 29.


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