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Tokyo reports 248 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 28

Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters (Mainichi/Makoto Ogawa)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital registered 248 COVID-19 cases on Sept. 28, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced, marking the 13th day in a row under 1,000 new cases.

    Tokyo recorded a total of 154 new positive cases on Sept. 27.

    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. 27, a total of 2,883 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 374,931 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Sept. 27, there were 1,378 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, 125 with severe symptoms.

    (Mainichi)

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