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Tokyo reports 2,403 new COVID cases on May 2

Passersby are silhouetted as they walk under elevated train tracks in Tokyo, on April 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital recorded 2,403 coronavirus infections on May 2 after reporting 3,161 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Reported infection numbers typically dip on Mondays due to low testing figures over the weekend, especially on Sundays. Japan is currently in the middle of the long "Golden Week" holiday period, which started at the end of April and will run through early May.

    Of the 2,403 newly infected people, 1,178 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 27 one shot, and 569 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 629 was unknown.

    As of May 2, a total of 1,318 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 18.2%, while 4% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 32 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were three COVID-19 deaths reported on May 2, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,337.

    In April, Tokyo saw a daily average of 7,433.3 new infections in the first week, 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 1,444,208 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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