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Tokyo records another 545 coronavirus infections on April 8

A man wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus waits for his train on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital recorded 545 coronavirus infections on April 8, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.

    It was the second day in a row for the number of cases in the capital to surpass 500, after Tokyo recorded 555 infections on April 7.

    In the first week of April, Tokyo recorded an average of 417 new coronavirus cases per day, up from the average of 300.3 for the month of March, in which 9,310 infections were recorded in the capital.

    Tokyo saw a monthly high of 39,664 new cases of the virus in January -- an average of 1,279.5 infections per day, and the highest single-month total since the pandemic began in spring 2020.

    Altogether, Tokyo has registered 124,450 infections, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. The overall death toll in the capital stood at 1,789 as of April 7. A total of 1,500 patients were hospitalized in Tokyo with COVID-19 as of the same day, 41 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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