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4,451 new COVID cases reported in Tokyo on May 10

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

TOKYO -- Japan's capital registered 4,451 coronavirus cases on May 10 after recording 3,011 cases the previous day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 4,451 newly infected people, 2,287 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 42 one shot, and 897 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 1,225 was unknown.

    As of May 10, a total of 1,098 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.2%, while 4.4% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 35 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were two COVID-19 deaths reported on May 10, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,370.

    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 1,471,547 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.

    (Mainichi)

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