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Tokyo reports record 3,865 COVID-19 cases on July 29

People wearing masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus cross a street in Tokyo, on July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported a record 3,865 coronavirus infections on July 29, exceeding the previous highest figure of 3,177 observed a day earlier and topping the 3,000 mark for the second day in a row.

    Tokyo remains under a fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as it hosts the Olympic Games.

    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 the fourth week, it spiked by nearly 1,000, to 2,216.4. 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 28, a total of 2,285 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 210,610 infections to date, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of July 28, there were 2,995 COVID-19 patients in hospital, 80 with severe symptoms.


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