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Tokyo records 388 more coronavirus cases on June 19

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

TOKYO -- Another 388 coronavirus infections were reported in the Japanese capital on June 19, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    The new cases came after the Japanese capital recorded 453 infections on June 18. 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, before the figure declined to 380.4 in the second week. The figures were down from the daily average of 705.8 in May. Tokyo 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 18, a total of 2,192 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo.

    To date, Tokyo has recorded 168,709 infections, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of June 18, there were 1,261 COVID-19 patients in hospital, 42 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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