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337 more coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo on June 15

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters are seen in this file photo. (Mainichi/Makoto Ogawa)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 337 more coronavirus infections on June 15.

    The new cases came after the Japanese capital recorded 209 infections on June 14. Tokyo remains under an extended state of emergency over the spread of the virus.

    In the first week of June, Tokyo recorded an average of 422.9 new infections per day, down from the daily average of 705.8 in May, before the figure declined to 380.4 in the second week of June. It saw a monthly high of 39,664 new virus cases in January -- an average of 1,279.5 infections per day, and the highest single-month total since the pandemic began in spring 2020.

    By June 14, a total of 2,159 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo.

    To date, Tokyo has recorded 166,915 infections, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of June 14, there were 1,436 coronavirus patients in hospital, 46 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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