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Tokyo marks single-day high of 4,166 COVID-19 cases on Aug. 4

In this July 31, 2021 file photo, passengers wearing face masks board a westbound bullet train at JR Tokyo Station. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya, File)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital recorded a single-day high of 4,166 coronavirus infections on Aug. 4, surpassing the previous daily record of 4,058 cases set on July 31.

    Tokyo reported 3,709 new infections on Aug. 3. The capital remains under a fourth COVID-19 state of emergency as it hosts the Olympic Games.

    Tokyo is battling a fifth wave of coronavirus cases. It recorded a total of 44,034 infections in the month of July, or an average of 1,420.5 cases per day, jumping more than threefold from June's daily average of 432.6.

    By Aug. 3, a total of 2,300 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 231,096 infections to date, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Aug. 3, there were 3,351 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 112 with severe symptoms.


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