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3,893 new coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo on April 29

Holidaymakers wearing masks dig on the beach to hunt for clams at the start of Japan's "Golden Week" holiday period, in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on April 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered 3,893 new coronavirus cases on April 29 after reporting 5,394 infections the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,893 newly infected people, 1,882 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 48 one shot, and 972 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 991 was unknown.

    As of April 29, a total of 1,502 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 20.8%, while 4.2% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 34 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were five COVID-19 deaths reported on April 29, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,328.

    In the first week of April, Tokyo saw a daily average of 7,433.3 new infections, rising slightly to 7,502.4 in the second week before falling to 5,905.1 in the third and 5050.6 in the fourth. In March, Tokyo recorded a total of 256,857 positive cases for an average of 8,285.7 new infections per day. This was down from February, when the capital saw a total of 416,171 new infections, averaging 14,863.3 cases per day.

    Tokyo has recorded 1,435,784 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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