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Tokyo registers 2,681 new coronavirus infections on May 6

People wearing masks visit a carp streamer display called "koinobori" installed for the Children's Day national holiday at Tokyo Tower in Tokyo on May 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital reported 2,681 COVID-19 cases on May 6 after registering 2,320 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 2,681 newly infected people, 1,397 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 27 one shot, and 535 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 722 was unknown.

    As of May 6, a total of 1,168 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 16.2%, while 3.5% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 28 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were five COVID-19 deaths reported on May 6, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,356.

    In April, Tokyo saw a total of 188,112 positive coronavirus cases for an average of 6,270.4 per day, down from March when the capital recorded 256,738 cases, or 8,281.9 cases per day on average. In February the capital saw 416,171 new infections, averaging 14,863.3 cases per day.

    Tokyo has recorded 1,455,565 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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