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Tokyo reports 3,809 more COVID cases on May 7

Skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward are seen from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter in April 2020. The building seen in the center is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters. (Mainichi/Kota Yoshida)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered 3,809 coronavirus cases on May 7 after recording 2,681 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,809 newly infected people, 1,930 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 39 one shot, and 854 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 986 was unknown.

    As of May 7, a total of 1,128 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.6%, while 3.6% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 29 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were six COVID-19 deaths reported on May 7, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,362.

    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 1,459,374 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.

    (Mainichi)

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