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Tokyo reports 235 coronavirus infections on Sept. 24

A woman wearing a mask crosses an intersection in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, on Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital saw 235 COVID-19 cases on Sept. 24, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced, marking the ninth day in a row under 1,000 cases.

    Tokyo saw 531 new positive cases on Sept. 23. The capital remains under a fourth state of emergency as it battles a fifth wave of coronavirus cases.

    Tokyo saw an average of 2,231 new cases per day in the first week of September. The figure dropped to 1,243.7 cases in the second week, and 663.9 in the third. The capital recorded a total of 125,606 coronavirus infections in August, or an average of 4,051.8 cases per day, up from the average of 1,420.5 cases in July, when it recorded 44,034 total infections.

    By Sept. 23, a total of 2,838 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 373,848 infections to date, the most of any of Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Sept. 23, there were 1,943 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 143 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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