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Tokyo reports another 1,359 COVID-19 cases on July 23, 1st day of the Olympics

In this July 22, 2021, file photo, a security officer passes a sign displaying COVID-19 protocols in the Main Press Center at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital reported 1,359 more coronavirus infections on July 23.

    The new cases came after Tokyo registered 1,979 infections on July 22. Tokyo remains under a fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as it heads into the Olympic Games, which officially kick off with the opening ceremony on the night of 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 22, a total of 2,276 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 196,400 infections to date, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of July 22, there were 2,544 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 65 with severe symptoms.


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