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4,764 new coronavirus infections registered in Tokyo on May 11

A woman wearing a mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, walks through a beam of sunlight along an underpass in Tokyo, on May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital recorded 4,764 coronavirus cases on May 11 after reporting 4,451 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced.

    Of the 4,764 newly infected people, 2,539 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 46 one shot, and 1,029 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 1,150 was unknown.

    As of May 11, a total of 1,115 of Tokyo's 7,229 coronavirus-designated beds were filled, bringing the proportion of beds in use to 15.4%, while 4.4% of beds for severe patients were in use, with 35 out of 804 available beds filled.

    There were five COVID-19 deaths reported on May 11, and total coronavirus fatalities in Tokyo stand at 4,375.

    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 1,476,311 infections to date, the most among Japan's 47 prefectures.


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