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3,011 new COVID cases recorded in Tokyo on May 9

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters are seen in this file photo. (Mainichi/Makoto Ogawa)

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered 3,011 coronavirus cases on May 9 after recording 4,711 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 3,011 newly infected people, 1,509 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 31 one shot, and 695 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 776 was unknown.

    As of May 9, a total of 1,134 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.7%, while 3.9% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 31 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were no COVID-19 deaths reported on May 9, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,368.

    Over the first week of May the Japanese capital recorded an average of 2961.4 new coronavirus infections per day.

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

    Tokyo has recorded 1,467,096 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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