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Tokyo reports 16 coronavirus infections on Nov. 27

A Japanese "chindon-ya" marching band spreads fliers advertising for local businesses in Tokyo, on Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced 16 new COVID-19 cases in the capital on Nov. 26, after reporting 19 the previous day.

    Tokyo saw a daily average of 20.1 infections in the first week of November. The figure rose slightly to 24.6 in the second week, then dropped to 17.3 in the third. The capital registered 2,176 total COVID-19 cases in October for an average of 70.2 cases per day, a steep drop from September's 31,929 total cases (an average of 1,064.3 per day) and the 129,193 infections (an average of 4,168 per day) tallied in August.

    By Nov. 26, 3,164 people had died of COVID-19 in Tokyo since the pandemic began in Japan in the spring of 2020.

    Tokyo has recorded 382,179 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures. As of Nov. 26, there were 72 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tokyo, seven with severe symptoms.


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