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1,832 more coronavirus cases reported in Tokyo on July 21

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, center, and other high-rise buildings in Shinjuku Ward are seen in this aerial photo taken from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter in April 2020. (Mainichi/Kota Yoshida)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital has recorded more than 1,000 coronavirus infections for the seventh time since mid-July, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reporting 1,832 new cases on July 21.

    The new cases came after Tokyo registered 1,387 infections on July 20. Tokyo remains under a fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as it prepares to launch the Olympic Games on July 23.

    The capital saw an average of 631.7 coronavirus cases per day in the first week of July. The daily average for the second week rose to 823.3, before jumping to 1,277.6 in the third week. In June, Tokyo recorded a total of 12,979 new coronavirus cases, or a daily average of 432.6, down from the daily average of 705.8 in May.

    By July 20, a total of 2,272 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 193,062 infections to date, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of July 20, there were 2,388 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 60 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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