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2,320 coronavirus infections recorded in Tokyo on May 5

Holidaymakers wearing face masks visit Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo, on May 4, 2022, amid the Golden Week holidays.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered 2,320 COVID-19 cases on May 5, after reporting 2,999 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Japan is currently in the middle of its long "Golden Week" holiday period, which started at the end of April and will run through early May.

    Of the 2,320 newly infected people, 1,162 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 25 one shot, and 510 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 623 was unknown.

    As of May 5, a total of 1,203 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 16.6%, while 3.9% of those for severe patients were occupied, with 31 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were four COVID-19 deaths reported on May 5, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,351.

    In April, Tokyo saw a total of 188,112 new infections, with the daily average dropping from 7,433.3 new cases in the first week to 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 1,452,884 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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